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A National Strategy for Community Forestry in Democratic Republic of Congo

A National Strategy for Community Forestry in Democratic Republic of Congo

31 March 2018

This briefing note outlines the key elements of the new National Strategy on Community Forestry in DRC, and gives a concise overview of the Roundtable process that has led to the creation of this landmark document, as well as recommendations on next steps.

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RFUK Annual Report 2016/17

RFUK Annual Report 2016/17

31 December 2017

This summary of our projects and campaigns offers a highlight of the Rainforest Foundation UK's work with indigenous and forest communities around the world.

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The Human Cost of Conservation in Republic of Congo

The Human Cost of Conservation in Republic of Congo

07 December 2017

This report is based on investigations in Republic of Congo by our local civil society partners, mainly within six forest communities living in or on the periphery of Conkouati-Douli National Park (CDNP) and Nouabalé-Ndoki National Park (NNNP). The aim of our investigations was to understand the impact of the protected areas on those communities and the evolution of the relationships between them.

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A critical analysis of the safeguards framework of the Mai Ndombe PIREDD project

A critical analysis of the safeguards framework of the Mai Ndombe PIREDD project

01 August 2017

The safeguard plans as they currently stand are seriously flawed, inadequate to ensure proper protection against harm, and need substantial re-working, clarification and improvement.

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Logging in Congo’s rainforests: A ‘Carbon Bomb’ about to be primed by the government of Norway?

Logging in Congo’s rainforests: A ‘Carbon Bomb’ about to be primed by the government of Norway?

21 June 2017

In 2017, the government of Norway, through its ‘Central African Forests Initiative’ (CAFI), was considering providing financial support to a programme being developed by the French Development Agency (AFD) to greatly expand large-scale commercial logging in the rainforests of the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC). This briefing outlines the potential impacts this proposal would have on the climate.

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Inongo sector, DRC: An atlas of traditional community life

Inongo sector, DRC: An atlas of traditional community life

01 April 2017

*French only* This community 'atlas' provides information on the realities and traditional livelihoods of the communities of Inongo sector, in the Inongo territory, Mai-Ndombe province, in the Democratic Republic of Congo.

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