Apem APEM (Actions pour la Promotion et Protection des Peuples et Espèces Menacés) are courageous advocates of human rights and better forest governance, and pioneers in denouncing gender-based violence by conservation agents. In just a few years since their founding, they have become leaders among Congolese NGOs. With them, we aim to put human rights … Lire plus

Geo First Pioneers of participatory land use planning in the province of Maniema, GeoFirst are empowering communities to manage their forests effectively, ensuring that their resources will be available for future generations. Our joint short-term goal is to secure these lands as Community Forests. News African Civil Society Decries Corporate Capture of the Africa Climate … Lire plus

PREPPYG Grassroots organisation PREPPYG works closely with forest and indigenous communities in North Kivu, promoting their rights and providing training on agricultural activities and community enterprise to enhance their wellbeing. With Réseau CREF and RFUK, they are also spearheading community forestry in their region. News African Civil Society Decries Corporate Capture of the Africa Climate … Lire plus

RÉSEAU CREF A strong NGO network in North Kivu, Réseau CREF has supported communities to manage their lands long before there were laws to protect these efforts, and often against powerful interests such as mining and conservation. They advocate for a society where the free, prior, and informed consent (FPIC) of local communities and indigenous … Lire plus

GASHE GASHE (Groupe d’action pour sauver l’homme et son environnement) is a leading Congolese NGO based in Equateur Province, DRC. The charity aims to protect the environment and its resources whilst encouraging human development of those who live there, such as forest and indigenous communities. Since the beginning of our partnership in 2012, we have … Lire plus

APIFED Located in Djoum, Cameroon, APIFED (Appui à l’autopromotion et l’insertion des femmes, des jeunes et des désœuvrés) are a small local organisation but with a brave and committed team. APIFED have fiercely contested land grabs and the displacement of local Baka populations by a rubber plantation, as well as supporting them in denouncing poachers … Lire plus

APED AIDESEP (Asociación Interétnica de Desarrollo de la Selva Peruana) represents the indigenous peoples of the Peruvian Amazon, working for the defense and respect of their collective rights. AIDESEP works to expose indigenous people’s struggles and present alternative development proposals according to their worldview and culture. News African Civil Society Decries Corporate Capture of the … Lire plus

AJESH AJESH (Ajemalibu Self Help) is a civil society organisation founded on June 4, 2006. AJESH are located in Nyasoso, Cameroon and work with local and indigenous communities in the South West region. RFUK’s partnership with AJESH began in 2014 and together we have worked on issues including: participatory mapping, land and resource rights of … Lire plus

Premier chef Baka officiellement reconnu dans le sud du Cameroun - Sa Majesté Martin Abila du village d'Assok 19 avril 2021 Pour la première fois dans le sud du Cameroun, un village autochtone Baka a été officiellement reconnu et son chef officiellement installé par l'État camerounais. Il s'agit d'une étape importante dans un pays où les peuples indigènes sont confrontés à des ... Lire plus

La communauté de Bamasobha obtient des droits légaux sur sa forêt au Nord-Kivu, République démocratique du Congo 26 mars 2021 Des femmes de Bamasobha participent aux discussions qui ont conduit leur communauté à demander une forêt communautaire. Lorsque les villages de la communauté Bamasobha ont demandé la reconnaissance légale de leurs forêts traditionnelles, un chef de village, M. Sweli Maliani, a déclaré : ... Lire plus