Signature of the Memorandum of understanding for the establishing of the Congo Basin Blue Fund
On 9 March 2017, at a Ministerial meeting at Oyo in the Republic of Congo on 9 March eight Central African countries (Angola, Burundi, Chad, the Central African Republic, the Democratic Republic of Congo, Gabon, the Republic of Congo and Rwanda) and Morocco, as President of COP 22, signed a Memorandum of Understanding in which they agreed to establish the Congo Basin Blue Fund. Much remains to be done to make the Blue Fund a reality but this was a crucial step forward.
HRH Prince Michael of Kent, Patron of the Brazzaville Foundation and President Olusegun Obasanjo, member of the Brazzaville Foundation, with representatives of the ten countries that had agreed to establish the Congo Basin Blue Fund.
The Congolese Minister of Environnement, Rosalie Matondo, with HRH Prince Michael of Kent, Patron of the Brazzaville Foundation, Cecilia Attias and Pär Stenbäck, members of the Advisory Board of the Foundation and Ilmas Futtehally and Fatima Bennina, Friends of the Foundation, at the Signature of the Memorandum of Understanding establishing the Congo Basin Blue Fund.