Democratic Republic of Congo Land Use Dialogue

The Mangaï landscape in western DRC includes Gungu Reserve and Hunting Domain under the management of Mangaï Reserve. The hunting area was created to protect buffaloes, antelopes, and protected primates. The Mangaï Reserve was created to facilitate the sustainable management of flora and fauna to foster local development. However, numerous challenges exist in the landscape that do not support the conservation and sustainable use of natural resources. These challenges include the lack of trained conservation staff, land use and resource demands in and around the reserve, insufficient law enforcement in the management of the protected area, and inadequate involvement of local and indigenous populations.  In March 2019 a Scoping Dialogue was held in Kinshasa to identify challenges of implementing restoration options in the Mangai Landscape.  This Scoping Dialogue was followed by a Land Use Dialogue in June 2019 that aimed to use these challenges as an entry point for stakeholders to discuss an address the identified restoration challenges. 

Mangai Landscape Land Use Dialogue 

31 May - 4 June 2019 

I’diofa, Democratic Republic of Congo 


National Scoping Dialogue 

12 - 13 March 2019

Kinshasa, Democratic Republic of Congo