The Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) has the worldu2019s second largest area of contiguous tropical forests distinguished by their rich biodiversity. In 2005 the countryu2019s entire forestry research cadre boasted just six persons with Masters Degrees. A longu2010term capacity building programme with the Faculty of Sciences at the University of Kisangani (UNIKIS), Province Orientale u2010 supported by the European Commission (EC) with CIFOR as the key implementing partner u2010 has since successfully trained 77 Masters students in u2018Biodiversity and Forestry Managementu2019 with an additional two cohorts of 42 Masters students underway. In addition, 9 PhDs have been successfully completed, 5 more are close to completion, and with an additional 10 new doctoral candidates contracted in 2014.
Authors: CGIAR Research Program on Forests, Trees and Agroforestry (FTA)
Publication type: Program record