WORKSHOP ON INTEGRATED TRANSBOUNDARY LAND USE PLANNING IN THE CONGO BASIN BRINGS TOGETHER REGIONAL EXPERTS AND STAKEHOLDERS

Workshop on Integrated Transboundary Land Use Planning in the Congo Basin Brings Together Regional Experts and Stakeholders The Congo Basin in Central Africa is home to a vast ecosystem of rivers, forests, and diverse wildlife. However, these forests are facing numerous threats. Deforestation, wildlife trafficking, and illegal logging threaten the survival of various species, and … Read more

Cultivating Tomorrow’s Green Leaders: Landscape Restoration in Kalemie

Cultivating Tomorrow’s Green Leaders: Landscape Restoration in Kalemie In July and September of 2023, the University of Kalemie (UNIKAL) partnered with the US Forest Service (USFS) to launch practical training programs focused on landscape restoration. These programs engaged over 300 students, all between the ages of 18 and 25, from the University’s Agricultural Sciences faculty. … Read more

Combatting Illegal Logging: Independent Forest Monitoring with Civil Society in the Republic of the Congo

Combatting Illegal Logging: Independent Forest Monitoring with Civil Society in the Republic of the Congo With over 60% of its landmass covered by forests, illegal logging is a critical threat to the forests of the Republic of the Congo (ROC). Unauthorized and unsustainable timber extraction contributes significantly to environmental degradation, the disruption of sensitive ecosystems, … Read more

Women Climate Leaders:  WICA Fellows Celebrate Greenhouse Gas Accounting Degrees

Women Climate Leaders: WICA Fellows Celebrate Greenhouse Gas Accounting Degrees by Rinyu Mclaura Bekwake For over a decade, the US Forest Service (USFS) has supported Congo Basin countries in reducing greenhouse gas emissions as a way to improve livelihoods and contribute to stabilizing the global climate. Building on this work, the Central Africa Women’s Initiative for … Read more

CENTRAL AFRICAN WOMEN’S INITIATIVE FOR CLIMATE ACTION(WICA): CALL FOR APPLICATIONS

CENTRAL AFRICAN WOMEN’S INITIATIVE FOR CLIMATE ACTION (WICA): CALL FOR APPLICATIONS The U.S. Forest Service International Programs is currently recruiting for our fourth cohort of WICA Fellows in Cameroon, the Democratic Republic of Congo, Gabon and the Republic of Congo. To apply, please follow the guidelines for your national program below. CAMEROUN   Appel à candidature … Read more