This reinforcement project of the capacities of the actors in forestry zone, took place following the new joint decree unites N° 0076/MINATD/MINFI/MINFOF of 26 June 2012 laying down the methods of planning, use and follow-up of the management of incomes gotten from the exploitation of forestry and faunal resources intended for the Councils and the Local Village Communities (known as decree 0076). It is in order to contribute to the improvement of the governance of the forest zone and to boost development on a local scale that decree N° 520 witnessed modifications in the form and the content to give rise to this joint decree 0076.
Funding: European Commission (EC) as part of the ACP / FLEGT of the FAO Program, 2011-2012
This project is a fruit of the long experience of the African Centre for Applied Forestry Research and Development (CARFAD) in community forestry. Indeed, its implication in several initiatives at village Community level made it possible to note many failures related to the poor governance in the Community forests like: the non-respect of the regulating laws and texts, ignorance of communities on the procedures to obtain certain documents for exploitation, poor management of income from the forests, recurrent conflicts a times leading to lives lost etc.
This project is based on two observations on forest degradation in Central Africa with the resulting acceleration of climate change on the one hand, and on the other, the poverty situation of local communities of forest-exploited areas poverty owing to low-income, and the lack of socio- economic infrastructure. The project objective is to contribute to the mitigation of deforestation and forest degradation in natural forests through forest processing scrap, restoration of degraded areas and the reduction of poverty in the Congo Basin.
Funding : Deutsche Gesellschaft fur International Zusammenarbeit (GIZ), 2013
Most development partners who work at council level for the promotion of local development are generally faced with the question of the realization of social impact studies for social micro-infrastructure because of poor knowledge of existing laws and regulations governing environmental impact notices.