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The Mapping For Rights Methodology

The Mapping For Rights Methodology

01 January 2015

MappingForRights is a new approach to participatory (or ‘community’) mapping. It has been developed by RFUK on the back of 15 years’ experience of supporting indigenous and traditional communities of the Congo Basin rainforest in their efforts to fulfil their rights to land and livelihood. The approach explained in this reference guide is the result of collaboration with indigenous peoples, nongovernment organisations, (NGOs), community organisations, government agencies and specialised academic institutions.

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Rethinking community-based forest management in the Congo Basin

Rethinking community-based forest management in the Congo Basin

01 November 2014

This study considers the constraints and opportunities for community-based forest management in the region with a careful examination of indigenous and customary systems of forest resource management and rights.

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Rethinking community-based forest management in the Congo Basin (Executive summary)

Rethinking community-based forest management in the Congo Basin (Executive summary)

01 November 2014

This summary of our in-depth study considers the constraints and opportunities for community-based forest management in the region with a careful examination of indigenous and customary systems of forest resource management and rights.

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Protected areas in the Congo Basin: A briefing

Protected areas in the Congo Basin: A briefing

01 November 2014

In 2014, RFUK undertook research on protected areas and their effects on local communities, using both desk-based studies and field-based data collection. For a more in-depth update to this briefing, read our 2016 study on protected areas.

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Mapping and Forest Governance in the Congo Basin

Mapping and Forest Governance in the Congo Basin

01 September 2014

This leaflet provides information about RFUK’s Mapping and Forest Governance (MFG) Programme, designed to contribute to poverty reduction, sustainable management and improved governance of tropical rainforests in the Congo Basin.

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New Community Forest decree in the Democratic Republic of Congo

New Community Forest decree in the Democratic Republic of Congo

01 September 2014

On August 2nd 2014, the government of the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) passed into law decree 14/1018 fixing the modalities for attributing local ‘community forest concessions’, enacting Article 22 of 2002 Forest Code. This briefing considers some of the potential opportunities and risks for the DRC’s forests arising from this new legislation, as well as the likely implications for wider governance reforms.

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