Q+A: How an “engagement landscape” in DRC’s Yangambi can make a difference

In 2005, there were only six forestry specialists with a postgraduate degree in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC). Fast-forward to 2020, and the number has increased to over 220 with master’s and doctoral degrees. In addition, there are many more skilled technicians who are highly qualified to sustainably manage the country’s vast tropical forests.

This outcome is the result of hard work and the commitment of students and technicians, funding from the European Union, researchers from the Center for International Forestry Research (CIFOR), World Agroforestry (ICRAF), the University of Kisangani (UNIKIS), governments and partner organizations.

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