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Democratic Republic of the Congo

The DRC has been described as “a rich country of poor people”. It covers an area of 2,345,410 km². It has a population of some 89 million people and a surface area equivalent to that of Western Europe. It is the largest country by area in sub–Saharan Africa. Four national languages are recognised, but overall, more than 200 languages are spoken within its borders, albeit with varying reaches.
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6 promising project ideas selected in second round LAND-at-scale

28 Julio 2020

The second round of LAND-at-scale resulted in 24 ideas submitted by 19 Dutch embassies. The LAND-at-scale Committee selected 6 most promising ideas to develop further.  LAND-at-scale is a government programme that contributes to improving land governance. The programme supports economic development…

DRC agricultural land - land deals (CIFOR CC BY)

République Démocratique du Congo - Acquisitions foncières à grande échelle

4 Julio 2018

5.4 millions d’hectares de terres sont liés à des investisseurs étrangers. La superficie moyenne des terres conclues est 148 992 ha. La foresterie apporte le plus grand nombre de transactions et la plus grande taille sous contrat. La majorité des transactions conclues sont enregistrées bail, est…

Plantation de palmiers à huile Feronia Yaligimba en RDC. Photo: Feronia

República Democrática de Congo: investigan e intimidan a Augustin Alphonse Bofaka y a otros defensores de derechos humanos

El 15 de noviembre de 2015, la Agencia Nacional de Inteligencia (ANR) interrogó al Sr. Augustin Alphonse Bofaka, defensor de derechos humanos, con relación a una protesta reciente contra una compañía multinacional acusada de apropiación de tierras y degradación ambiental. También recibió varias…

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Learnings on gender from the Congo Basin

8 Marzo 2019

Improving how we work for – and with – indigenous and local women in their communities   As a human rights organisation, gender justice is a fundamental principle of our work, and we have long been conscious of, and sought to address, the barriers to effective participation in decision-making by…

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World Bank Climate Report Launch Webinar: Strengthening Land Tenure of Indigenous People and Local Communities in FCPF Countries

-This Event has ended -   Tuesday, November 23rd, 2021 8:30 AM – 10:00 AM (Eastern Time) Online via Zoom This session will be interpreted in French and Spanish. Description: Strengthening Indigenous Land Tenure: A Critical Pillar of Climate Action   A prominent outcome of this year’s UN Climate…