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23 July 2021 DR Congo

Quality assurance: as PIREDD-O takes off, training needsincrease

Education is a process of living, not a preparation for living, according to John Dewey. This lesson makes sense in the context of PIREDD-O: as the programme progresses, the need for training becomes more apparent. In order to meet quality requirements and achieve the expected results, Tropenbos RD Congo regularly builds the capacity of its staff.

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20 July 2021 DR Congo

The PIREDD-O is installed in the Tshopo, the farmers are up in arms to transplant cocoa trees in individual fields

The integrated Eastern REDD+ programme (PIREDD-O) is a Congolese government project financed entirely by CAFI (Central African Forest Initiative) funds through FONAREDD (Fonds National REDD+). It is implemented by the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) in three provinces of the former Oriental Province: Bas-Uélé, Ituri and Tshopo. In Tshopo, it is being implemented by a consortium of six NGOs led by Tropenbos RDCongo.

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20 July 2021 DR Congo

To achieve sustainable water and forest management, the local population must be involved from the very beginning of the project

After the exploration mission carried out by Bos plus and Join for Water in the Tshopo, a partnership with Tropenbos RD Congo is gradually taking shape to intervene in and around the forest concessions of local communities. Three experts from these two Belgian organisations carried out a joint mission with their Tropenbos RD Congo counterparts to the local communities of Bafwasende with a view to formulating a joint 5-year programme with the active participation of the local communities concerned.

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18 May 2021 DR Congo

Sustainable water and forests management in Tshopo: two Belgian NGOs search for a partnership and intervention areas

Forests and water are essential to climatic and ecosystem balances and to life. However, in the province of Tshopo, a heavily forested area, almost all rural populations are totally dependent on them for their livelihood. This raises the question of their sustainable management, which guarantees the availability of forest and fisheries resources for current and future generations. Of course, conservation is a natural choice, but it is important to ensure that this conservation represents a substantial concrete benefit for forest populations and that it contributes significantly to improving the living conditions of the people who live in and depend on forests. Therein lies the heart of Tropenbos' mission: to put knowledge at the service of people and forests, notably through more effective and inclusive governance of natural and forest resources.

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10 May 2021 DR Congo

Village forest committees in DR Congo take matters into their own hands

As soon as communities in DR Congo received formal forest rights, they established new rules for forest management. The result: fewer trees are being cut, and the communities are earning more money.

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29 April 2021 DR Congo

Towards sustainable and productive agriculture in Isangi Territory with PIREDD-O/Tshopo: the joint monitoring mission notes significant progress

The integrated Eastern REDD+ project (PIREDD-O) is a Congolese government project financed by the National REDD+ Fund (FONAREDD) through the support of the Central African Forest Initiative (CAFI) with the technical collaboration of the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP). It aims to stabilise deforestation and forest degradation while sustainably improving the incomes of local communities in the dismembered Eastern Province. It is being implemented in three provinces of the dismembered province: Bas-Uele, Ituri and Tshopo.

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