Africa | Carbon Accounting Courses
The Carbon Institute’s terrestrial carbon accounting (TCA) courses in Cameroon, the Republic of the Congo (ROC), and the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) are a compelling case study in how to foster a new generation of world-class faculty. After mentoring the best academics in Cameroon with prior expertise in TCA, these highly-trained Cameroonian teachers then brought advanced TCA to ROC, and the best faculty from these two countries teamed up to teach TCA in DRC.
Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC)
The result: three successful advanced TCA courses in Central African countries, all taught by the best faculty in the region.
The Carbon Institute has great potential to act as a coordinator between researchers, governments, and civilians in different countries. This program has built our capacity in training individuals in terrestrial carbon accounting, allowing us to share knowledge and experience regionally. There is a need for more carbon accounting training in Central Africa. Only three countries have already hosted TCA training programs — Cameroon, the Democratic Republic of the Congo, and the Republic of the Congo. The seven other countries of COMIFAC would benefit from extended TCA training. — François Hiol Hiol, Former Director of CRESA Forêt-Bois