Making knowledge work for forests and people
Together we can achieve sustainable management of tropical forestlands for the benefit of people, conservation and sustainable development.More information
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.
A film has been produced in the framework of the Just and Equitable Energy Transition (JET) project
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.