Technical assistance to the implementation of the North Congo Forest Landscape Project

Ref 2018-F-035-b

From land use planning to local development, Project management
Central Africa
Republic of Congo

The North Congo Forest Landscape Project aims to ensure the maintenance of ecological continuums and the preservation of biological diversity in the territories of North Congo (Likouala and Sangha departments and the northern part of the western Cuvette, i.e., an overall intervention area of approximately 8.5 million ha), while supporting the socio-economic development of indigenous populations and local communities, and an integrated land use planning.

To do this, it aims to provide stakeholders, managers and users of these areas with tools for biodiversity management, sustainable forest management and natural resource development, allowing them to consider the management of the entire ecosystem, in an integrated territorial vision covering the entire "landscape" of the area concerned.

The project is structured around the following 4 components:

  1. Improving the management of biodiversity and ecological corridors at the scale of the forest massif
  2. Reduce anthropic pressures on forest ecosystems by promoting the development of agricultural and fishing activities;
  3. To continue the dynamics of sustainable forest management
  4. Support an integrated landscape approach to land use planning in North Congo and effectively manage the project.

The consortium TEREA - AGRECO - CIRAD, led by TEREA, is in change of the technical assistance to the project ownership of the components 2, 3 and 4 of the PPFNC (the component 1 being implemented by WCS).

As leader, TEREA has the mission to assist the Project Management Unit in :

  • The good implementation of the project, in conformity with the Financial Agreement signed between the Republic of Congo and the French Agency of Development;
  • The support to the contracting authority in the framework of the contracting process;
  • Technical coordination of the activities of components 2, 3 and 4;
  • Support to WCS in the implementation of component 1;
  • Financial monitoring of the project and coordination with partners;
  • Mobilization of the Principal Technical Assistant (PTA) based in Brazzaville;
  • Mobilization of international and national short-term technical assistants for components 2 and 3 of the project: forestry, agriculture, local development, etc.