Educational institution based in Cameroon, the CSE aims to promote excellence and improve the understanding and linkages between forestry companies and indigenous communities living in the forests of the Congo Basin, encouraging dialogue and sustainable forestry management practices.
The CSE offers a unique one-year programme taught in the classroom and during practical field-based training covering a broad range of social, ethnographic and forestry management topics including participative mapping techniques which aim to incorporate the views and rights of indigenous people living in and around forest concessions. This will not only allow indigenous communities a voice in the use of local resources but also will assist forest companies to work towards attaining Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) certification, the industry standard for responsible and sustainable forest practices.
Due to the Ebola crisis in West Africa, the 7th CSE training session is now scheduled to start in early March 2015. English-speaking students from African countries are eligible to apply. The new application deadline is Wednesday 31 December 2014.- Téléchargez la présentation de la formation/ Download the presentation of the training (PDF version)
Support for the project
The project receives support from the Fondation Chirac, the Prince Albert II de Monaco Foundation, and the Waterloo Foundation.