Vital EU support to rights defenders in Central Africa
With the critical support of the EU, a consortium of NGOs has set up a fund to protect and assist environmental activists and human rights defenders in four Central African countries: Cameroon, Central African Republic, Gabon and...
Film: how FLEGT-VPA is being used to give CAR’s forest communities a voice
As the Central African Republic (CAR) was recovering from a severe civil conflict, the government launched a nationwide consultation on the future constitution – the first in the country’s history. The untold story of forest...
How FLEGT is making a difference in the CAR
The new transitional government of the Central African Republic is in the process of drafting a new constitution, and, for the first time, many forest communities have been consulted about their country’s future. The Voluntary...
Robinson Djeukam Njinga Memorial
On 19 August 2015 our dear friend and colleague, Robinson Djeukam Njinga, an environmental and social justice lawyer and activist in Cameroon, passed away suddenly in a hospital in Yaoundé. With his passing, Fern and many others...
CAR’s reconciliation forum takes critical steps on governance
In the Central African Republic (CAR), hundreds of representatives from armed groups, political parties, civil society and the religious communities met at the Bangui Forum from 4 - 12 May 2015. The Forum, which received support...
Community representation and participation in the VPA process
This report looks at the extent of community participation in VPA processes by considering case studies of communities from nine VPA countries.