Independent Monitoring of Forest Governance and Operations
REM has been established as an Independent Forest Monitor since December 2010. Following the opening of an office in Kinshasa, monitoring missions started in the Equateur province, mainly in Bumba. The independent monitor is working in collaboration with civil society, forest authorities and the private sector to record violations of the forest law. In accordance with established norms, the independent monitor has to publish its reports. However this can only be done after they have been approved by a review committee including government representatives. This committee has not been set up yet.