Supporting secure land and forest rights whilst strengthening the resilience of indigenous populations and local forest communities


From: 01/04/2023

To: 31/03/2028

Partners: Centre for the Sustainable Management of Tropical Forests (CAGDFT)

Associates: The Centre for Community Promotion and Education (CEPECO)
Congolese Resources Institute (CRI)
Support Centre for the Population in Multi-sector Development (CADEM)
Geofirst Development (GEOFIRST)
Community Office for the Environment, Agriculture and Sustainable Development (BCEAD)
Evangelical Community of Christ of Ubangi (CECU)

Stakeholders: 25 communities in the provinces of Kongo Central, Kwango, Kwilu, Mai-Ndombe, Sud-Ubangi et Nord-Ubangi.

CAGDFT and local NGOs are promoting community forest rights over 390,000 hectares in seven western provinces. During a previous project, the partners helped 13 communities to establish Local Community Forestry Concessions and prepare forest management plans and to get them approved by the provincial governments. The project continues to support these 13 communities and is assisting 12 more communities to go through the process. The project emphasises inclusion of Indigenous Peoples, women, and youth.

To read a brief overview of the Democratic Republic of Congo, click here

For a timeline of land and forest rights in the Democratic Republic of Congo, click here 

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