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12 October 2022 DR Congo

The province of Tshopo launches the creation of artisanal forestry units

An artisanal forest unit (UFA) is a part of the protected forest (private State domain) set aside and developed with a view to opening it up for timber cutting by artisanal operators duly authorised under the regulations in force. The management and creation of FMUs is the responsibility of the Provincial Governor in collaboration with the Provincial Administration in charge of forests.

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11 October 2022 DR Congo

PIREDD+O Tshopo is making headway and attracting a large crowd

With the stated objective of stabilising deforestation and forest degradation and sustainably improving the livelihoods of forest-dependent people, the integrated Eastern REDD+ programme (PIREDD-O) is being implemented in Bas-Uélé, Ituri and Tshopo by PNUD. In Tshopo, it is being implemented by a consortium of 6 NGOs, led by Tropenbos RD Congo, in 61 village territories spread over 12 sectors/chieftainships in three target territories (Bafwasende, Isangi and Ubundu). In view of the considerable progress noted on the ground and achieved by PIREDD-O Tshopo, the Congolese government was congratulated by the resident coordinator of the United Nations system on a tour of Tshopo

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11 October 2022 DR Congo

Tropenbos DRC now assumes the vice-presidency of the Provincial Consultative Council of the Tshopo Forests, in application of the legal texts

The Provincial Forestry Advisory Council (CCPF) is a multi-stakeholder technical consultative body available to the Provincial Governor to provide him with technical and advisory opinions on all issues related to forest governance, including forest classification or downgrading projects. Together with the Provincial Environment Coordination (CPE), the CCPF participates in the design, management and implementation of environmental policy and sustainable forest management in the province. It plays an important role in the resolution of conflicts related to forest management, particularly with regard to community forestry.

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05 May 2022 DR Congo

At the end of its mandate, the very first Board of Directors welcomes the reputation bequeathed to Tropenbos RD Congo and wishes it every success

Formerly a country programme of Tropenbos International (TBI) from 2010 to 2016, Tropenbos RD Congo has become an autonomous entity member of the TBI network since 2017. It has its own management bodies, including a Board of Directors (BoD) and an Executive Committee. The Board is the administrative, design, orientation and management body of Tropenbos RD Congo. The mandate of its members is for 5 years, renewable once.

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10 August 2021 DR Congo

World Environment Day commemorated in Kisangani on 5 June 2021 under the sign of the restoration of ecosystems.

In partnershipwith UNDP, Tropenbos DRC gathered in its meeting room all the top people of Kisangani from the environmentsector to commemorate World Environment Day by debating the contribution of the Integrated Programme for Reducing Emissions fromDeforestation and Forest Degradation in Grande Orientale (PIREDD-O) to the restoration of ecosystems in Tshopo.

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10 August 2021 DR Congo

Investing in the long term: PIREDD-O beneficiaries trained in market analysis and development for productive agricultural entrepreneurship

Stabilising deforestation and improving the living conditions of forest-dependent communities are central concerns of the Integrated ProgrammeREDD+ Oriental (PIREDD-O).

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