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Securing community forest rights through increased local control in DR Congo

For forest dependent communities, securing rights to forests and lands that they hold by tradition and customs is a prerequisite for local development. Introduced by the Congolese forest code for natural resources management, this ensures protection against expropriation with land titles issued by the provincial governor.

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Video : Awareness-raising campaign for the use of renewable energies

A film has been produced in the framework of the Just and Equitable Energy Transition (JET) project

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Preserving the community forest: a woman's struggle for life

For local communities, the forest is not only a source of life (resource reservoir, climate, fresh air, livelihood, clean water, etc.), but forests are now more than ever under threat. In DR Congo, the forests are increasingly being monopolised/grabbed by "big", often educated and urban, people at the expense of the local population.

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