CARPE was designed as a long-term, regional initiative. The program operates as a stand-alone Development Objective in the environment sector of the United States Agency for International Development's (USAID) Bureau for Africa and is being managed out of USAID’s office in the Democratic Republic of Congo. CARPE is the principal mechanism through which the U.S. Government promotes the objectives of the Congo Basin Forest Partnership (CBFP).
In order to execute effectively this comprehensive program, USAID directly funds multiple partner organizations. These implementing partners include both international conservation organizations and "cross-cutting" service providers.
The majority of CARPE funds are allocated to activities within CBFP-identified landscapes, administered by multiple international conservation organizations functioning as consortia. These consortia are led by a single member and include other international non-governmental organizations (NGOs), local NGOs, government agencies, international research institutions to implement the landscape programs.
In addition to the landscape programs, CARPE also supports broader cross-cutting activities throughout the Congo Basin. These are designed to bring specific expertise to the Congo Basin and are concerned with a wide variety of tasks, including: forestry and natural resources monitoring, improved natural resources governance, policy development, and institutional capacity building.
Central Africa Regional Program for the Environment (CARPE)
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