The forests in Sub-Sahara African (SSA) are renowned for their habitats for wildlife, beekeeping, unique natural ecosystems and genetic resources. They are catchment to many rivers that are a cornerstone of economic development in the region. Further, they are increasingly receiving global attention because of their share in biological diversity, potential for industrial timber exports, capacity for mitigating adverse effects of global climate, livelihood ‘safety nets’, and as levers for rural development. The SSA region is continually accommodating, in national plans, new and emerging issues, on the global scene as well as from individual countries. These issues arise from international agreements, conventions, protocols as well as those from the sub-regional economic groupings.