Project Ushiriki Consortium

November 20, 2016 Shawn Sweeney

Partnering for Conservation in Eastern DRC

The Ushiriki consortium, comprised of more than 20 actors including local, national and international nongovernmental organizations, national and provincial representatives of the Ministry of Environment and Sustainable Development (Ministre de l’Environnement et Développement Durable – MEDD) and provincial and site-based representatives of the Congolese nature conservation agency (Institut Congolais pour la Conservation de la Nature – ICCN), implements the IUCN conservation action plan for Grauer’s gorillas and chimpanzees in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo. Named in 2018, the Ushiriki consortium (Ushiriki means ‘union’ in KiSwahili) signifies a shift from individual to collective work planning, and strives to implement ‘best practice’ evidence-based collaborative actions across management units comprised of multiple sites in the 268 800km2 (2.7 million ha) landscape of the conservation action plan (CAP).

Download the original conservation action plan (2012-2022) and stay tuned for an updated version (2015-2025) including our coordination mechanism to ensure the effective implementation of the plan, our communication strategy and revised strategic framework.

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