24.12.2010 -

Call for Nominations: Doctoral scholarship in ERAIFT


Deadline : 24 February 2011

Within the framework of the "Project to support the national policy of Conservation, the Forest Management and Biodiversity" in the Democratic Republic of Congo, Component Training, under the 10th EDF.

The project is financed by the European Commission. Its total cost is around 600 million euros, the first financing agreement of 30 million was signed last year between the Government of DR Congo and the European Commission.

The overall objective of this project is to contribute to improving the economic governance of natural resources, sustainable management of protected areas and biodiversity conservation in the DR Congo.

Regarding ERAIFT, the project specific objective is the sustainable strengthening of human capital and persistent students and trained by this school in the field of conservation, development, and management of forests and tropical territories, following a systemic and interdisciplinary approach, within the sub-regional (Central Africa) and regional (sub-Saharan Africa).

Host institution:

The Regional Post-Graduate School of Management and Integrated Management of Tropical Forests and Territories (ERAIFT) is an African regional or even international institution located in the Campus of Kinshasa, Democratic Republic of Congo

The school is expected to become a Centre of Excellence UNESCO Cat. 1 and has developed a wide network of relations and exchange of information and experience with the following institutions: the RIFFEAC, the University of Kinshasa, Kisangani University, the University of Congo / Brazzaville, the University of Dschang (Cameroon), University of Abobo-Adjame (Ivory Coast), ENEF (Gabon), Gembloux Agro Biotech (ULG, Belgium), Université Catholique de Louvain (Belgium), the Royal Museum for Central Africa (Belgium), WWF, IUCN, CNRS, CIRAD, IRD (France), CIFOR, OSFAC the FORAF, the National Botanic Garden of Belgium, Laval University (Canada), Maryland University.


ERAIFT’s mission is to train specialists:

  • able to design, formulate and implement sustainable development projects and make decisions in complex situations.
  • committed to finding solutions to problems associated with poverty and deteriorating living environments


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