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River Partners: Democratic Republic of the Congo

River Partners: Applying Ecosystem-based Disaster Risk Reduction (Eco-DRR) in Integrated Water Resource Management (IWRM) in the Lukaya Basin, DRC

This interactive case study documents the lessons learned from applying Ecosystem-based Disaster Risk Reduction (Eco-DRR) in the Lukaya River Basin in the Democratic Republic of the Congo. The report features human-interest stories, reflections from project partners, as well as short videos which provide the reader with first-hand experience of the context and project activities and impacts. This project was funded by the generous support of the European Commission.

RIVER PARTNERS: MANAGING ENVIRONMENT AND DISASTER RISK IN THE DEMOCRATIC REPUBLIC OF THE CONGO

Watch this short video on the Eco-DRR Project in the Democratic Republic of the Congo

UNEP’S ECO-DRR PROJECT IN DR CONGO: LOLA YA BONOBO SANCTUARY

This short video shows one of the last remaining old growth forests in the Lukaya River Basin, which serves as a sanctuary for an endangered species of great apes: the bonobo (also known as pygmy chimpanzee). Lola ya Bonobo Sanctuary was a partner in implementing the Eco-DRR project.

UNEP’S ECO-DRR PROJECT IN DR CONGO: INTERVIEW WITH FLOOD VICTIM 

Flooding and soil erosion present major threats to communities living in the Lukaya River Basin, in the south west of Kinshasa, the capital of DR Congo. Mr. Clément Nzobasina recounts the flood event of 2012 in the Lukaya Basin.

AGROFORESTRY IS UNEP’S ECO-DRR PROJECT IN DR CONGO

Agroforestry provides additional income to farmers, while increasing forest cover and reducing the risk of soil erosion and flooding. The Eco-DRR project introduced agroforestry to communities in the Lukaya River Basin. The selected agroforestry system has an 8-year rotational cycle of farming and forestry. The video shows agroforestry results after 1 year and 3 years.

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Contact UN Environment's Post-Conflict and Disaster Management Branch: postconflict[at]unep.org