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REDD and Rights in DRC: How Participatory Maps Can Inform the Mai-Ndombe Integrated REDD Programme

REDD and Rights in DRC: How Participatory Maps Can Inform the Mai-Ndombe Integrated REDD Programme

01 October 2018

Forest tenure and resource mapping by local communities in Mai Ndombe is providing a highly detailed and comprehensive picture of customary claims and usages that are likely to extend across the entire province. The results, which authorised users can view on MappingForRights, have major implications for DRC’s flagship jurisdictional REDD+ programme, especially in terms of land rights, land management, and distribution of benefits from anticipated emissions reductions activities.

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Mapping For Rights: Putting Rainforest Communities on the Map

Mapping For Rights: Putting Rainforest Communities on the Map

01 October 2018

Since its launch in 2011, MappingForRights has supported more than a thousand communities to map and share highly detailed geographical information about their lands and resources so that decisions on forests do not neglect those who depend on them most. In this introductory briefing, we address the root causes land-based conflict in Central African forests, how MappingForRights aims to help tackle these and why such initiatives are essential to sustainable and equitable forest management.

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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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