Created in 2009, the TAI Benin coalition seeks to accelerate the implementation of access rights in Benin by conducting an independent assessment of the government’s progress in implementing access rights. The TAI Benin coalition was worked to highlight the central role of the public in the sustainable management of Benin’s forests. TAI members in Benin have focused on holding the government accountable to their local and international commitments to reduce deforestation and support forest-dependent communities.
Eco Ecolo is an environmental organization in Benin that works on a range of issues including: working with local communities on environmental management practices, environmental education and training, afforestation, literacy education for better understanding of laws, biodiversity, and ater resource management.
The TAI Benin coalition carried out a TAI Assessment that focused on several important issues for civil society groups in Benin, including atmospheric pollution, sound pollution, the management of the dams, desertification and drinking water issues. The results of the Assessment were used to make recommendations to the government of Benin on reforming policies based on the gaps identified in the research.