The hundreds of erosional heads that threaten the University of Kinshasa, yet considered as the cradle of Congolese knowledge, constitute a real scourge that deserves special attention from political authorities. With funding from the National Forest Fund, trees planted on the hills around the University of Kinshasa (UNIKIN) prevent erosions to progress on the site of this institution of higher education and university (ESU).
Sustainable Energy Wood Production Project
More than 90% of the Congolese population uses fuelwood to offset the low rate of access to electricity. This situation places the collection of charcoal (firewood) among the drivers of deforestation in the DRC (+ – 400 thousand hectares / year).
The DRC consumes more than 70 million cubic meters of wood in the form of wood energy, including 5 million for the city of Kinshasa alone
The FFN intends to stop the pressure on primary forests by implementing innovative projects aimed at providing all major urban centers with artificial forest plantations for energy purposes.
One of the expected results is that by 2030, 100% of wood used for cooking is of renewable origin.
These plantations will soon be coupled with the promotion of improved stoves.