23 April 2018 DR Congo

Round Table on the process of the elaboration of a national forest policy, the planned forest code revision and the lifting of the moratorium on giving out new forest concessions in DR Congo

A roundtable to evaluate and stimulate a constructive public debate among all stakeholders on the lifting of the moratorium on forest concessions and the revision of the Forest Code in order to reinforce the vision on a new forest policy kicked-off today, 23 April 2018 in Kinshasa, DR Congo.

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22 February 2017 DR Congo

The voice of artisanal loggers in the Orientale Province of DR Congo is heard

During years artisanal loggers in the Orientale Province of DR Congo have been faced with all sort of irregularities from the authorities at the moment of paying taxes, processing logging permits and paying fees. As was the case on 13 January 2017 when the chair of an association of artisanal loggers from Bafwasende went with 15,000 US$ in an envelope to pay the taxes owed by the members of its association to the province of Tshopo. But the authorities didn’t issue the permit for the period stipulated by the law.

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21 March 2016 DR Congo

The role of civil society in the implementation of community forestry in the DRC

In DRC the civil society has the duty to support local communities for the implementation of community forestry to ensure a peaceful access and use of resources and in this way contribute to local development. With these words Joseph Bolongo, TBI DR Congo Communications Officer, sent a reminder to the civil society at a General Assembly held in the Province of Tshopo, DRC from 7 to 11 March 2016.

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01 February 2016 DR Congo

Training of artisanal loggers on the creation and management of an association

The commitment of artisanal loggers to form associations in order to contribute to the promotion of legality in the artisanal logging sector and have the legal capacity to defend their rights was the main outcome of a workshop organized by Tropenbos International DR Congo from 14 to 19 December 2015 in Kisangani.

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22 October 2015 DR Congo

Artisanal logger and students compare theory and practice

Artisanal logger demonstrates to students of the University of Kisangani that sustainable forest management is possible when the right logging techniques are adopted.

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