The development of community forests is gaining momentum in Central Africa. They can help secure customary tenure, sustainably manage resources and improve livelihoods for indigenous peoples and local communities.
The overall aim of this note is to gather perceptions held by local and indigenous communities currently managing, or setting up, community forests in Cameroon.
L’objectif général de cette note est de recueillir les perceptions des communautés locales et autochtones qui gèrent les forêts communautaires ou qui sont en phase de création des forêts communautaires, sur le processus de foresterie communautaire au Cameroun.
Au cours des 3 dernières années, quatre communautés bagyeli autochtones ont cartographié et surveillé leurs forêts afin de garantir les droits sur les terres dont elles dépendent pour survivre.
In the first half of 2017, Forest Peoples Programme completed an internal rapid scoping of core lessons learnt by forest peoples and their allies in efforts to achieve sustainable livelihoods and self-determined development.
Since the 1960s, the Sengwer peoples of western Kenya have been experiencing forced evictions from their home in the name of conservation. Since 2014, these evictions have intensified.
Silas Siakor, environmental activist and Goldman Prize Winner, and the Sustainable Development Institute (SDI) have been working on community mapping throughout Liberia for many years.