A platform across African Great Lakes for community testimonies on environmental challenges and solutions fostering accountable and participative natural resource management


Ten groups across four countries contribute material to Enanga.

Action pour les Droits, l’Environnement et la Vie (DR Congo)

ADEV works throughout Bas-Congo in western DR Congo to promote sustainable development based on the protection of the environment and the respect of human rights. ADEV monitors the impacts of oil and forest industry activities, conducts environmental education and research and advocacy projects, including on land use and climate change.

Africa Institute for Energy Governance (Uganda)

Afiego aims to build an environment where energy resources are equitably used for social and economic development. Headquartered in Kampala, Uganda, Afiego builds the public’s capacity to participate in debates and decisions around energy policies, provides energy-related pro-bono legal services and conducts advocacy and research on energy policies and issues throughout East Africa.

Association for the Conservation of Nature (Rwanda)

ACNR is a Rwandan non-profit NGO based in Kigali, Rwanda. Aiming to conserve and promote biodiversity in Rwanda, ACNR projects focus on endangered ecosystems including wetlands or forest regions. The organization ensures ecosystem protection by developing strategies and action plans for integrating the sustainable use of resources into local livelihoods.

Association Burundaise pour la Protection de la Nature (Burundi)

ABN promotes natural and biodiversity conservation throughout Burundi. Originally focused on bird conservation issues as ABO, ABN has since branched out to conduct general activities to protect the environment and contribute to nature conservation and the sustainable use of natural resources and ecosystem services for the benefit of Burundi’s population.

Centre de Recherche sur l’Environnement, la Démocratie et les Droits de l’Homme (DR Congo)

CREDDHO is a Congolese NGO based in Goma that works to promote universally-recognized rights by defending the environment, democratic values and human rights.

Fecopeile (DR Congo)

Copeile — the Committee of Individual Fishermen — brings together the fishermen of the Lake Edward region in North Kivu to defend their interests and promote a sustainable development that respects the environment.

Global Rights Alert (Uganda)

Global Rights Alert (GRA) is a human rights civil society organization based in Kampala, Uganda. Formed in 2007, GRA has grown to become one of the leading organizations in natural resource governance in the country. At GRA, we believe that access to information, participation and justice are basic foundations of democracies all over the world.

Innovation pour le Développement et la Protection de l’Environnement (DR Congo)

IDPE is based in Goma, North Kivu with branches in and near Virunga National Park, DR Congo. IDPE fights against poaching and trafficking of wild animals, including primates, around eastern DR Congo, carrying out awareness-raising on ecosystem destruction with local communities.

Réseau pour la Conservation et la Réhabilitation des Ecosystèmes Forestiers (DR Congo)

RCREF is a network of non-governmental organisations across North Kivu Province, DR Congo that aims to protect the forests and defend the rights and interests of the communities who depend on forest resources. Headquartered in Goma, RCREF focuses on defending the rights of forest communities, forest governance, Reduced Emissions from Deforestation and Degradation (REDD), climate change, natural resource management and participatory mapping.

Solidarité pour la Promotion Rurale (DR Congo)

Based in Goma, SOPR works to protect community rights in North Kivu, especially the right to enjoy a healthy environment. SOPR works with other civil society groups to protect the biodiversity and ecosystem of the Great Lakes, and particularly Lake Edward.

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