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Community Forests in DRC: Towards Equitable and Sustainable Forest Management

Community Forests in DRC: Towards Equitable and Sustainable Forest Management

01 March 2016

Building on RFUK’s 2014 briefing on DRC’s decree 14/018 fixing the modalities for the attribution of local ‘community forest concessions’, this document considers some of the key features, challenges and opportunities emerging from this legislation.

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Tropical Forest Community Mapping Initiative: A concept note

Tropical Forest Community Mapping Initiative: A concept note

31 January 2016

Harnessing participatory mapping technologies and making data accessible is a powerful tool for scaling up land rights and helping bridge the gap between remote forest communities and forest policy development. This briefing explores the feasibility of establishing a pan-tropical online interactive mapping database.

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Mpama sector, DRC: An atlas of traditional community life

Mpama sector, DRC: An atlas of traditional community life

01 January 2016

*French only* This community 'atlas' provides information on the realities and traditional livelihoods of the communities of Mpama sector, in the territory of Lukolela, Equateur province, in the Democratic Republic of Congo.

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RFUK Annual Report 2014/15

RFUK Annual Report 2014/15

31 December 2015

This summary of our projects and campaigns in 2014/2015 offers a highlight of the Rainforest Foundation UK's work with indigenous and forest communities around the world.

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Real-time community-based forest monitoring: Challenges and opportunities

Real-time community-based forest monitoring: Challenges and opportunities

01 June 2015

This briefing presents the main findings from a study and consultation covering nine countries, conducted for The Rainforest Foundation UK in April 2015. It follows the successful technical testing in Cameroon of RFUK’s ForestLink technology.

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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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