Our activities

Our objective is to support entrepreneurship, innovation, research, and management of natural resources leading to the transformation of the Yangambi landscape into a place where forests contribute to the sustainable well-being of local communities. To do so, we focus on five main activities:

  • Capacity improvement: We train postgraduate students, researchers, staff of local private and public institutions and households to understand, assess, and better manage resources and livelihoods through social and natural sciences.
  • Support local entrepreneurship: We support sustainable livelihoods for the people living in the landscape by creating green jobs while promoting more sustainable value chains to relaunch the local economy


  • Protection of biodiversity: We work with resource users to promote behavioral change, improved governance, and sustainable practices, ensuring that Yangambi’s local flora and fauna are protected.
  • Research for development: We support and conduct innovative research which envisions Yangambi to become a scientific hub for the study of the impacts that forestry, agroforestry, and agricultural activities have on the environment, the climate and the people.
  • Awareness-raising: We work with local communities, national and international media and journalists to raise awareness and influence behavior that can positively impact forests and contribute to people’s well-being.