CED contributes to the protection of the rights, needs and culture of local and indigenous communities in Central African forests (Cameroon and Congo basin). They promote the sustainable management of natural resources based on an environmental justice perspective. More particularly, they try to reduce the environmental and social impacts of extractive industries in the region and promote indigenous and local communities participation in resource management to ensure long-term social, economic and environmental sustainability. These changes are not only promoted in practices at local level but also in natural resources policies at national level.
Centre pour l’Environnement et le Développement (CED)