SNV has been present in West and Central Africa since the opening of the Cameroon office in 1963 and the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) office in 2006, where we have spearheaded forest-environment sector interventions.
Beginning in 2011, SNV supported the execution of projects in other countries of the Congo Basin within the framework of the Congo Basin Forest Fund (CBFF). In 2013, SNV expanded its presence to include an active involvement in the execution of the Support Programme for the Conservation of Forest Ecosystems of the Congo Basin (PACEBCo).
As a technical partner of Pricewaterhouse Coppers (PwC), SNV participated as Fund Management Agent (FMA) in the implementation of regional projects in the Republic of Congo (Brazzaville) funded by the Congo Basin Forest Fund (CBFF) of the African Development Bank (AfDB). The CBFF/AfDB provides grant funds for interventions to mitigate the effects of climate change on forests of the Congo Basin in partnership with local people, communities and institutions.
SNV provides implementation support for five climate change projects in the Republic of Congo (Brazzaville) funded by the CBFF/AfDB. Stichting FERN, alongside national partner l’Observatoire Congolais des Droits de l’Homme (OCDH), undertakes a project that supports the national REDD+ processes.
The International Union for the Conservation of Nature (IUCN) works to implement a project to engage civil society actors in national REDD+ processes. World Resources Institute (WRI) is developing national capacities for the quantification of forest carbon.
The National Centre for Forest Inventories (CNIAF), part of the Ministry of Forest Economy and Sustainable Development focuses on national forest inventory.
Lastly, SNV is involved with the Tri-national Trust Fund Foundation to establish sustainable mechanisms for managing a network of contiguous protected areas spanning Cameroon, Republic of Congo (Brazzaville) and the Central African Republic (CAR).
SNV implementation support to the beneficiaries of these five projects includes:
Through our expanded presence in the region, SNV hopes to strengthen collaboration with other development partners in the Republic of Congo (Brazzaville) and the wider Congo Basin in order to positively impact national and regional REDD+ processes.