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Methodology for field protocol developed

Workshop participative micro zoning in DRC

23-05-2013 Latest news

... representing national NGO’s of the forest-environment sector, central government and government in charge of forest-related issues, universities and research institutes, thematic commissions of the National Steering Committee of Zoning, indigenous peoples organisations, cooperation agencies and international conservation organisations.


Day 1
On the first day, after the introduction part, presentations were given on the standards, policies, issues and challenges with participative micro zoning in DRC and on field experiences of participative micro zoning in DRC.


Day 2
The second day of the workshop was devoted to: 1) exchange on lessons learned of current or past initiatives on participative micro zoning in DRC; 2) presentation of proposals of the Consultant on the scenarios to execute the participative micro zoning pilot in the field; and 3) group sessions in 4 thematic groups. Group 1 discussed the cartography of customary property rights, group 2 focussed on how to involve stakeholders, group 3 concentrated on the juridical aspects and group 4 on the outputs of the participative micro zoning pilot.

Day 3
On day 3 the group sessions continued and at the end of the day, each group presented the results of their discussions in a plenary session. The results are on the principles, the methodology and the expected products of the participative micro zoning (see Annex 5 report). Expected results are threefold: 1) a map of the current occupation of the land; 2) a map of the current use of the land; and 3) a map of the future of the land.

Follow up
The results presented on the 3rd day of the workshop have been integrated in the field protocol of the Consultant during a separate meeting held on April the 18th at WWF. Invitees to this meeting were representatives of RRN, Greenpeace, DIAF (MECNT) and USFS. The amended field protocol is included in Annex 6 of the report of the workshop. 


Download full report of the workshop (57 pages, 6.1 Mb) (in French).


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