Extension du projet de cartographie participative dans l'Ingende, territoire de la province de l’Équateur, en République démocratique du Congo
Meet the Community Lawyers
The Rainforest Foundation (RFUK) develops special field programmes for teams of young African lawyers known as Community legal field workers (CLFWs) to work with forest communities, indigenous peoples and local organisations to help them defend community rights in relation to land and resources, confront abuses of forest peoples’ rights and obtain essential legal documents such as identity papers. Since 2005, we have worked in numerous countries in the Congo Basin to support community lawyers, and are currently working in Gabon and the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) to train these local lawyers to provide direct support to communities to defend their rights.
Extension of Participatory mapping project in Ingende, Province of Equateur Democratic Republic of Congo
Extension of Participatory mapping project in Ingende, Province of Equateur Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC)
The Rainforest Foundation (RFUK) and its local NGO partner, the Groupe D’action pour Sauver L’Homme et son Environnement (GASHE) will expand RFUK’s current participatory mapping project to the Ingende Territory which will involve up to 350 local and indigenous communities. This region covers about 17,000km² in the forest Province of Equateur in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC). The primary reasons for expanding the project are due to the numerous challenges encountered in the province in relation to governance of forest resources. Further to this, there are logging titles and agro-industrial concessions (such as palm oil plantations) that overlap with traditional lands, meaning that there is a heightened risk of local conflicts and poor governance of resources.