Centre of Social Excellence

Centre of Social Excellence CountryCameroon, Congo Brazzaville Province / areaYaoundé Project typeEducational organisation Project statusApplications open for 7th session - see links below Start date01 Jun 2009


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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.



Support for the project

The project receives support from the Fondation Chirac, the Prince Albert II de Monaco Foundation, and the Waterloo Foundation.


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