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CAFRINAT
Centre of Excellence for the African Great Lakes’ Natural Capital
CAFRINAT
Centre of Excellence for the African Great Lakes’ Natural Capital

Focus

The activities of CAFRINAT are focused on the western Albertine Rift. They will be carried out in French speaking central African countries where little (international) research has been conducted in recent years. In the first phase, the ITN will focus on DR Congo, as it can build on established contacts and collaboration. The targeted parks are: Kahuzi-Biega National Park, Upemba-Kundelungu National Park and Yangambi Biosphere Reserve. Each park has its own specific local context.

Map | Albertine Rift, the focal region of CAFRINAT. The parks that CAFRINAT will focus on are: Kahuzi-Biega National Park, Upemba-Kundelungu National Park and Yangambi Biopshere Reserve. (Source: Ghent University, Department of Geography)

Local Participatory Workshops (LPW)

 

During several workshops, each dedicated to a specific national park in the western Albertine Rift, CAFRINAT will work with local stakeholders to identify problems, find pathways to be changed and develop and facilitate (research and policy) actions for change.

These activities will result in a peer-reviewed paper to report on a tailored and co-designed research agenda and a policy brief for the sustainable management of Natural Capital in areas of conflict in the Great Lakes region of Africa.

Intensive Training Courses (ITC)

 

These courses will be developed by CAFRINAT partners, building on the detected needs and opportunities and will be organized in the south.

 

During the week of 15 June 2020, the first Local Participatory Workshops with local stakeholders and local and international experts will be held in Kahuzi-Biega.

During the same week, students and stakeholders will be invited for an international training course, organized by the ITN. More news will follow soon.

The first Local Participatory Workshops & International Training Course

During the week of 15 June 2020, the first Local Participatory Workshops with local stakeholders and local and international experts will be organized in Kahuzi-Biega.
 

In the same week, students and stakeholders will be invited for an International Training Course, organized by the ITN. More news will follow soon.

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