It was clear from the results of the evaluation  that 69% of the participants had a high understanding of the conservation benefits of CBFM while 19% of them had a moderate understanding and 13% understood very well the issues of CBFM and underlying benefits. 

However, as a result of the workshop presentation and discussions, 68% of the participants reported their level of knowledge and understanding of CBFM benefits to have increased a lot while 32% showed a slight increase. 

This is probably due to the fact that some saw CBFM as an essential mechanism for sustainable forest management although it still faces some key barriers/challenges ranging from more efforts needed for better forest management, need for more technical supervision on CBFM to be improved, have a clear benefit sharing policy and understanding new modalities of forest management.