Central African Republic
Natural resource issues
This landlocked country has considerable mineral (gold, uranium, diamonds, oil) and natural resources (wood, biodiversity, fishery resources); These are also something of a curse, since for over 40 years the country has been immersed in coups d’états and abuses. In this context, sustainable development policies have not been a government priority, and unregulated exploitation has been threatening the large forested area.
Civil society in the Central African Republic and its challenges
Historically, civil society has been severely constrained in what it can do as a result of the tense politico-military climate as well as its isolation. Its history is relatively recent and only really began with the arrival of national action plans, which created a space in which civil society organisations could finally have an impact. Because of the recurrent crises, funding for civil society is being absorbed for the most part by the humanitarian sector.
Well Grounded in Central Africa
In July 2010, Well Grounded conducted its first exploratory mission. The analysis that emerged from this was that needs were very significant. During two years, a member of Well Grounded stayed on in Bangui to offer on the ground organisation development support. Today, this support continues both from a distance and through missions.