CARPE Regional Activities That Include ROC

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STRENGTHENING FOREST RESOURCE MANAGEMENT CAPACITY IN CENTRAL AFRICA

US Forest Service (USFS)

June 1, 2015 to May 31, 2025; $32,155,541

USFS activities in Central Africa focus on building the capacity of national and regional institutions to execute their mandates in sustainable forest management, climate change, and biodiversity conservation. At both the national and regional levels, USFS works principally with four Congo Basin countries – Democratic Republic of the Congo, Republic of the Congo, Cameroon, and Gabon – and will explore opportunities in the Central African Republic – to help them develop the institutions and mechanisms necessary to monitor, plan, and protect the rich forest resources with which they are endowed. Regionally, USFS works to coordinate and harmonize forest management approaches, providing technical information, expertise, training, and support to regional institutions. USFS also works directly with local civil society organizations (CSOs) and communities to implement targeted forest management programs that offer scalable and replicable models for broader national and regional impact.

 

STRENGTHENING CONSERVATION MANAGEMENT IN CENTRAL AFRICA

US Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS)

May 17, 2021–May 16, 2027; $16,742,265

USFWS, through its Division of International Conservation, provides targeted technical and financial as sistance aimed at developing capacity for improved conservation management and the protection of key wildlife populations and their habitats throughout the Congo Basin. USFWS supports programs that improve site- based wildlife conservation in priority population strongholds in Central Africa; increases individual and institutional capacity for more effective wildlife protection at the local, national and regional level, including the professionalization of protected area staff; and directly addresses regional and emerging pressures on wildlife, including the unsustainable bushmeat trade, disease and transhumance. USFWS works in Cameroon, Central African Republic, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Equatorial Guinea, Gabon, and Republic of the Congo. Regional programming may further target the additional members of the Central Africa Forests Commission (COMIFAC) (Burundi, Chad, Rwanda, Sao Tomé and Principe).

 

USAID’S FOREST AND BIODIVERSITY SUPPORTACTIVITY (FABS)

Tetra Tech Inc

August 11, 2020 – August 10, 2025; $24,900,000

FABS assists environmental actors in the Congo Basin to implement strategies and actions thataddress the large- scale threats to biodiversity conservation and forest management. FABS pursues policy reforms and institutional strengthening objectives related to conservation and forest management while also training and providing tools to government agencies and local organizations to shape issues at a national and regional scale in Central Africa. FABS also increases the engagement of the private sector in developing green enterprises (ecotourism, etc.) which support biodiversity and forest conservation.

 

NATIONAL ACTIVITIES SPECIFIC TO ROC

 

ENGAGING THE PRIVATE SECTOR: TOURISM EXPANSION IN THE NOUABALE-NDOKI NATIONAL PARK IN THE REPUBLIC OFTHE CONGO

Wildlife Conservation Society

April 9, 2020 - April 8, 2024; $5,500,000

This project strengthens the management of the Noubalé-Ndoki National Park and develops community constituencies in support of biodiversity and forest conservation through leveraging private sector resources to promote green economic development. This activity will set the Park on the path to its own Journey to Self- Reliance, while enhancing local communities’ socio-economic incentives (through nature-based tourism, job creation, and livelihood diversification) for biodiversity conservation and reduced deforestation.

 

USAID’S SOSOPONA MOTONYONSO (CHICKEN FOR EVERYONE) ACTIVITY IN THE REPUBLIC OF THE CONGO

Wildlife Conservation Society

September 30, 2020 – September 29, 2024; $3,000,000

This project develops local communities’ constituencies for wildlife protection in the northern Republic of the Congo by providing a sustainable source of animal protein, creating jobs, increasing household revenues, and enhancing their social and economic wellbeing. The activity leverages private sector resources to address the unsustainable harvesting of bushmeat, one of the major threats to biodiversity in the area, and advances the country’s economic development objectives by improving the enabling conditions (i.e., access to finance and market) for rural communities to engage in alternative livelihood activities.

 

CONSERVATION THROUGH ECONOMIC EMPOWERMENT IN THE REPUBLIC OF CONGO (CEERC)

Tetra Tech ARD

July 1st, 2021 to June 30th, 2026; $14,989,615

This activity will focus on stimulating private investment in green (environmentally sustainable) economic growth, spurring the establishment of local enterprises, and ensuring local communities are benefiting from forest and biodiversity resources.

 

PEACE AND SECURITY

 

BISALU BIA KIDZUNU BIAPEOPLE TO PEOPLE PEACE BUILDING

Catholic Relief Services

May 2021 - April 2023; $1.2 million

USAID strengthens resilience and reduces the likelihood and intensity of future intra- and inter-group violence through trauma healing, increasing social cohesion, combatting discrimination, and providing basic financial services to marginalized populations in the Pool Region of the Republic of Congo.

 

HEALTH

COVID-19 RESPONSE: USAID provided $2 million via UNICEF from the American Rescue Plan to support COVID- 19 response efforts. UNICEF will use these funds to support the Ministry of Health to adjust the national strategy to ensure a successful arrival and distribution of COVID-19 vaccines. Funds will also focus on improving communications and data gathering to address vaccine hesitancy.

EBOLA PREPAREDNESS: USAID provided $650,000 to UNICEF ROC for Ebola risk communication and education and infection prevention and control efforts during the 2020-2021 Ebola outbreak in neighboring Equateur province, DRC.

POLIO ERADICATION: In 2021, USAID contributed $349,550 to ROC’s Polio eradication efforts through UNICEF.

 

HUMANITARIAN ASSISTANCE

USAID/BHA is supporting WFP's on-going food assistance activities to refugees from CAR and DRC, flood affected populations who experience displacement and crop loss, and food insecure urban populations. In addition, USAID/BHA is supporting WFP's activities to prevent and treat moderate acute malnutrition. In June, BHA is also in the process of finalizing new awards to WFP and to UNICEF for prevention and treatment of severe acute malnutrition in children under five and capacity building of government and community health workers . In addition, BHA is supporting Catholic Relief Services’ Rapid Response Mechanism, through Caritas Congo, to assist flood affected people in the northern part of the country.

 

GENERAL FOOD DISTRIBUTION (GFD)

World Food Programme February 22,2021-  August 21, 2022; $2,500,000

 

CASH TRANSFERS TO REFUGEES

World Food Programme March 26th, 2021 - September 10th, 2021; $500,000

 

FUNDING ACTIVITY 1: PROVIDE UNCONDITIONAL FOOD

World Food Programme July 2nd, 2021 - December 9th, 2021;$1,000,000

 

WASH AND NON-FOODITEM RESPONSE

Catholic Relief Service / Caritas Congo December 20, 2021 - March 19, 2021, $400,000

Last updated: August 05, 2022

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