September 30, 2019
Objective: to prevent the devaluation of the role of local authorities in the community forestry process while simultaneously empowering communities to apply for local community forest concessions (or CFCL’s) and secure rights over their lands in in Kingwaya village in the Nko sector of Kwilu province.
Evidence of Achievement:
-Training sessions organized by CAGDFT for local authorities on their roles in the execution and coordination of the community forestry process, enabled local authorities to successfully process community application in an effective way and in a timely fashion.
-Training sessions organized for communities and the technical support provided to them enabled the community of Kingwaya village to compile application materials and submit the request for a CFCL to the local officials, who confirmed receipt.
-A CFCL of 1755 hectares is in the process of being granted to communities of Kingwaya, securing their rights to that land perpetually.