FORETS (Formation, Recherche, Environment dans la Tshopo)

Project leaderPaolo Cerutti
Emailp.cerutti@cgiar.org
Location Democratic Republic of the Congo
Project statusON-GOING
Project start2016-12-20
Project end2021-12-19

The FORETS Project "FOrmation, Research, Environment in TShopo" is designed as a substantial contribution to integrated landscape development including the Yangambi Biosphere Reserve in the Democratic Republic of Congo. It focuses on the conservation and enhancement of biodiversity and ecosystem services in order to contribute to the sustainable development of local populations. The activities defined on the Yangambi-Kisangani axis in the Tshopo Province concern not only support to local communities through awareness raising, extension and supervision, but also the strengthening of national human resources, in particular through formal courses at the University of Kisangani. FORETS aims to embrace a range of socio-economic development opportunities within a landscape of about four hundred thousand hectares and directly or indirectly affecting a rural and urban population of about one million people. 

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