Promoting Good Governance of Natural Resources in Post Conflict Societies

Recent armed conflicts in eastern Congo and Burundi have resulted in unprecedented degradation of natural resources, massive displacement of populations toward fragile ecosystems and a breakdown of local institutions governing collective natural resources.

This project aims to develop participatory mechanisms for good governance of natural resources with a view to sustainable growth of agricultural productivity, revenue generation and environmental rehabilitation. It will encourage the emergence and reinforcement of female leadership, and promote the rights of women and displaced households to access, use and manage communal natural resources in a more equitable manner. Finally, the project will reinforce and mobilize the capacity of research and development institutions to produce results that inform policies, practices and technologies for the wellbeing of poor communities that depend on communal natural resources.

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Project status


Start Date

Wednesday, March 18, 2009

End Date

Tuesday, September 18, 2012


36 months

IDRC Officer

Sanginga, Pascal

Total funding

CA$ 749,800


Burundi, Democratic Republic of the Congo, North of Sahara, South of Sahara


Agriculture and Food Security

Project Leader

Sylvain Mapatano


Plate Forme Diobass au Kivu

Institution Country

Democratic Republic of the Congo

Institution Website

Project Leader

Samuel Bigawa


Appui au Developpement Integral et a la Solidarite sur les Collines

Institution Country