Democratic Republic of Congo: Forest and Nature Conservation Project

April 2, 2009

IDA Grant: SDR 42.30 million (US$64 million equivalent)
GEF Grant: US$6.0 million
Project Description: The project will help to enhance the capacity of the Ministry of Environment, Nature Conservation and Tourism (MECNT) and the Congolese Nature Conservation Institute (ICCN), and increase collaboration among government institutions, civil society, and other stakeholders in order to manage forests sustainably and equitably for multiple uses in pilot provinces. Project components include: (i) institutional strengthening of MECNT; (ii) community participation in forest management; and (iii) management of protected areas and support to ICCN. The project will also help support a US$250 million multi-donor national forest and conservation program prepared by the Government and its development partners, including the World Bank.

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