LIVE NOW
Now playing! GLF Amazonia 2021 is LIVE When will the Amazon reach its tipping point? How can we avoid it? Join our largest digital conference on protecting the Amazon rainforest. Tickets are FREE for Latin America and Caribbean. Connect and share with 5,000 people from across the Amazon Biome and the world, happening now! Learn from experts, policymakers, Indigenous and local community leaders, activists, youth and more

Dominique Bikaba

Strong Roots Congo
Founder and Executive Director
Founder and Executive Director
Strong Roots Congo
Strong Roots Congo
Strong Roots Congo

Dominique Bikaba (Bashi Tribe, Eastern Congo, DRC), was born in the area that is now the Kahuzi-Biega National Park. He is the Founder and Executive Director of Strong Roots Congo, a grassroots conservation and sustainable development organization operating in the eastern Democratic Republic of the Congo that backs initiatives like connecting community forests to link great ape habitats between protected areas. He holds a degree in Rural Development with specialization in Regional Planning, and a Masters from the Yale School of Forestry, where he focused on Ecosystem Conservation and Management. He has contributed to long-term research on great ape ecology in his home area, on forest governance and management, and on management of protected areas. An advocate for integrating Indigenous knowledge with applied science, Bikaba has complemented long engagement in his home area with advisory and other work with national and international organizations. He is a prominent member and Council member of the ICCA Consortium (a global movement and network of territories and areas conserved by Indigenous peoples and local communities, or “territories of life”).

AGENDA