The Poverty and Conservation Learning Group (PCLG) established a national group in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) in 2014 bringing together conservation and development practitioners to share their experiences and to work together to better inform policy and practice.
Working towards the broader aims of the PCLG, the group:
Linking great ape conservation and poverty alleviation in DRC 2014
On 21st - 22nd of May 2014, a workshop took place in Kinshasa with a focus on the conservation of great apes. Day One mainly focused on learning from each other, with a series of project level presentations made. On Day two, participants explored relevant national processes relating to poverty and conservation and developed a way forward for advancing the learning into the future.
Great ape conservation and poverty reduction
DRC PCLG was one of the beneficiaries of wider support provided to the PCLG by the Arcus Foundation. Under this grant, IIED explored the need for setting up other national chapters of the PCLG, beyond the already established groups in Uganda and Cameroon. The work in DRC revolved around the following main activities:
This project ran from April 2013 until April 2016.
DRC PCLG Steering Committee Meeting - June 2015
Rapport bref de la mission PCLG-DRC à Kigali, Rwanda [PDF] - November 2015
DRAFT French version - Cartographie de projets de conservation de grands singes intégrant une composante sur les moyens de subsistance en République Démocratique du Congo: une étude préliminaire - February 2016
Poverty and conservation in DRC – what role for a network? - Alessandra Giuliani, August 2014
For more information about DRC PCLG (including how to join for those based in DRC), please contact the group’s coordinator, Dr. Trinto Mugangu (firstname.lastname@example.org).