Everything is ready for the 2nd phase of the partnership between the Democratic Republic of the Congo and the Central African Forest Initiative (CAFI).
The President of the Republic Félix Tshisekedi and British Prime Minister Boris Johnson, representing the groups of donor countries, will sign this Tuesday, November 2, 2021, except for last minute changes, the last document of this partnership.
At the end of the day, 1 billion US dollars for the next 10 years, from 2021 to 2031.
This funding will be used for green rural development in the Democratic Republic of Congo for the role played by its forests.
The first RDC-CAFI partnership sealed in April 2016, which expired in December 2020, enabled the capitalization of FONAREDD and the implementation of 17 quality programs for an overall envelope of USD 200 million.
Despite this funding, which served as a trigger for harmonious development, the gap in relation to the REDD + Investment Plan estimated at 1.1 billion USD, or 900 million USD, has only widened because the pressures on forests are only increasing.