The Pan-African Climate Justice Alliance (PACJA) has spread its tentacles to Congo, where it has been encouraged to continue doing a good job in the African continent.
Through the support from Forest Carbon Partnership Facility (FCPF) that is funded by World Bank, PACJA is supporting CIRECK (Cercle International de Recherches et d’etudes de Civilizations Bekwel), a civil society organisation in Ouesso Province in Congo, to raise awareness on REDD+ and climate change among communities. Up to 60 trainers have been trained and they are working in 48 villages across Ouesso.
Training materials and manuals have been translated into seven local languages for easy understanding of the idea by the local communities. A team from PACJA secretariat is currently visiting the organisation for capacity building and evaluation of the state of implementation of the project. CIRECK has created impact in the entire Ouesso and the local administration is supporting them in implementation.
The team visited the governor (Prefect) of Sangha Province, Tchicaya Jean Christophe, who is also the director of cabinet. Monsieur Tchicaya thanked PACJA for supporting REDD+ activities in the province and reiterated their support for CIRECK activities.
As a result of successes attained through REDD+ project supported by World Bank, CIRECK has received more support from World Conservation Society (WCS) to continue with awareness creation in Ouesso.