Global Collabinar: Community-based SDGs Monitoring in DR Congo

March 2, 2020

Implementing a Community-based SDGs Monitoring Approach in DR Congo

Monday, March 2, 2020
10:00 – 11:00 AM PST
1460 Drew Avenue, Davis, CA, 95616

Fabrice Inkonkoy is passionate about biodiversity conservation and community development. His expertise includes environmental challenges in the Congo Basin region. Over the last 9 years, Fabrice has been working for WWF-DR Congo, designing and implementing WWF conservation strategy in the Democratic Republic of Congo.

How can community and citizen science support integration of development’s social, environmental, and economic dimensions on a local level? Delivering an agenda like the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), there is no “one-size-fits-all” approach for success and decision-makers must adjust their methods to each context. In the Democratic Republic of the Congo, World Wildlife Fund has collaborated with the Ministry of Rural Development to design a community-based approach that enables indigenous people and local communities to monitor the progress of SDGs implementation in their villages. In DR Congo the rural population, mostly poor and completely disconnected from policy-making, represents approximately 40% of the country. Therefore, effective monitoring and evaluation of the SDGs agenda should be designed with a bottom-up approach.

After Fabrice’s presentation, our discussion included the following topics:

  • What similar initiatives have involved indigenous peoples and local communities in monitoring and evaluation? 
  • What can be done to improve our monitoring and evaluation mechanism in DR Congo? 
  • Where will collaboration be most critical or impactful?

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The CCS Collabinar invites our partners from across the globe to bring us their most exciting challenges and opportunities in community and citizen science. Each event supports mutual learning, and advances projects and partnerships. To stay informed about upcoming Collabinars, please sign up here.

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