Reseau 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 peoples is respected and applied. Defending forest peoples’ rights and livelihoods in this dynamic but volatile region drives our joint work.