Democratic Republic of the Congo

The Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) straddles the equator, with one third of the country to the North and the rest to the South. Two basins, namely the Congo and the Nile basin, run through the country and it spreads over three climatic zones: the hot and humid equatorial basin, the cool and dry South and the wetter and colder eastern mountain region. Climate change is causing disturbances in rainfall patterns and increasing temperatures, especially around the equator. The impacts of these changes affect the agricultural calendar and lower crop yields. Simultaneously, the risk of disasters, such as floods and landslides is increasing. The distribution of wildlife species is also affected by temperature changes and water availability.

For a list of the organizations that participated in PACDR trainings and analyses, please go here.

Country Year Organization Partners Summary Downloads
Dem. Rep. Congo 2012

Bread for all (Bfa)

Fastenopfer (FO), Association pour la promotion des initiatives locales en Afrique forestière (APILAF), PIDR

In 2012 a training workshop took place in Kisangani, including participants from different organizations and institutions of Congo.

Dom. Rep. Congo 2014

Centre Régional d’Appui et de Formation pour le Développement (CRAFOD)

FAKT, Bread for all (Bfa), Brot für die Welt (BfdW)

In 2014 an analysis took place in Malanga on one of CRAFOD’s project called PROGEL (translated = Local Environmental Governance Program in Bas-Congo).

Dom. Rep. Congo 2014

Bread for all (Bfa)

FAKT, Brot für die Welt (BfdW), Centre Régional d’Appui et de Formation pour le Développement (CRAFOD)

Next to the analysis, a training workshop took place in 2014 in Kimpese. It included 16 different organizations from Bas-Congo and Bandundu.

Dom. Rep. Congo 2015

Bread for all (Bfa)

FAKT, Brot für die Welt (BfdW), Centre de promotion rurale (CPR)

Another training workshop took place in 2015 in Bugarula on the Idjwi Island in the East, including different organizations from Congolese provinces, Rwanda and Benin.

Dom. Rep. Congo 2015- 2017

Centre de promotion rurale (CPR)

Bread for all (Bfa), Brot für die Welt (BfdW), FAKT

The analysis of 2015 took place on the Idjwi Island in the Kihumba district, focusing on a project of CPR called SAPROPI (translated = Food security and peasant promotion program). The very positive feedback from the population and the political district leaders led CPR to focus their project activities on this district. Positive experience over time led to several post-training activities.

Dom. Rep. Congo 2017

Service chrétien d’appui à l’animation rurale (SEECAR)

Bread for all (Bfa), Département missionnaire (DM-échange et mission), Centre Régional d’Appui et de Formation pour le Développement (CRAFOD)

Another training workshop took place in Kimpese in 2017. Participants were organization members and partners of SECAAR from Congo and Rwanda.