Publications & Insight
Guest blog: Can forests help revive war-torn Central African Republic?
Bienvenu Gbelo is an environmental journalist from Radio Ndeke Luka in Bangui.
Earlier this month, the United Nations envoy for the Central African Republic (CAR) reminded the world of the neglected tragedy unfolding in my...
Making Voluntary Partnership Agreements (VPAs) work for forests, people and the climate: Civil society recommendations on the future of VPAs
As decision makers in the European Union (EU) and timber producing countries consider the future of the FLEGT Action Plan, and its Voluntary Partnership Agreements (VPA), civil society organisations and platforms from Cameroon,...
Hope in sight for CAR’s forests – and the VPA process
The Central African Republic turned one of the darkest pages of its troubled history when Faustin-Archange Touadéra was sworn in as its new president on 30 March .
After almost three years of protracted conflict that killed...
Republic of Congo and CAR sign Joint CAFI Declaration
The Central African Republic (CAR) and the Republic of Congo are the first Congo Basin countries to sign the joint Central African Forest Initiative (CAFI) declaration.
Launched in September 2015, CAFI aims to reduce...
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...