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disbursed towards the health sector (December 2019).

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in the DRC have integrated activities aiming to reduce demographic pressure on forests.

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One of the milestones of DRC's 2016 Letter of Intent is to implement the National Multisectoral Strategic Plan for Family Planning 2014‐2020, allowing for an increase in Modern Contraceptive Prevalence Rate in target areas of at least 1.5% percentage point annually. 





In the DRC,  

Objective 6 of the Letter of Intent is to support the participatory implementation of the 2014‐2020 National Multi-sector Strategic Plan on Family Planning.  

To that effect, the "Programme de mise à l'échelle de la planification familiale en RD Congo - PROMIS-PF" was approved by the Steering Committee of the National REDD+ Fund (FONAREDD) in 2018, with the objectives of

  • increasing by 1.5% each year the services and inputs (such as contraceptives) in the eight provinces covered by REDD+ Integrated programmes
  • coordinating and monitoring the activities of these integrated programmes related to family planning.

Five of the CAFI /FONAREDD-funded provincial integrated programmes, covering 8 provinces, have integrated demography activities and targets over the next 5 years.

13 health zones in the ex-Orientale province and 6 in the Equator Province, and others in the Mai Ndombé and Sud Ubangui provinces, will be targeted to help improve the prevalence of modern contraceptive methods by 5 to 20%.  

  • In Mai Ndombé, that is for example raising the awareness of 180,000 rural households to family planning, HIV and prevention of Ebola
  • In the ex-Orientale province, this means increasing the number of women using modern contraceptives in the 13 health zones to 300,000 by the end of the program
  • In Mongala the number of households that are sensitized to family planning will increase by 50% in the territories of Lisala, Bumba and Bongandanga
  • The integrated program for the Sud Ubangi province will integrate activities to raise awareness about family planning and distribute modern contraceptives through the establishment of 100 local development committees (CLD) and 4 rural and agricultural management councils (CARG)

To empower women, the integrated programme of the Equator province has an objective to improve literacy rates of at least 70% of women and 70% of indigenous peoples in 23,760 households, among them 6,564 indigenous households.

A study that analyzes the impact of migratory fluxes on forests and dialogues on sustainable solutions to migration will help to better understand how demographic dynamics impact forests and how to mitigate this impact in the ex-Orientale province.

All project documents and annual progress reports are available here.