The Democratic Republic of Congo promotes EE primarily through its professional organization, Congo Green Citizen, and through partnership with national and international NGOs.
Policy & Practice
While there is not a national policy for environmental education, legislation has been proposed for a national environmental education program that has yet to be approved.
EE in K-12 Education
EE is not included in the K-12 curriculum, however various NGOs do implement EE activities in K-12 schools.
Democratic Republic of Congo does not yet have a certiﬁcation program for environmental educators. However, environmental educators in the country do their work with the assistance of national and international NGO initiatives.
The association Congo Green Citizen is the only current EE association in the country, and currently operates in Kinshasa. The association plans to establish representation in other parts of the country over the next few years.
EE in the National Government
The National Center of Environmental Information is a department of the Ministry of Environment. This office promotes environmental education at the national level; however, adequate funding continues to be a challenge to full implementation.