Véronique Bulaya

Veronique Bulaya is a courageous and young women leader of various projects that support indigenous youth and women in the restoration of biodiversity in community forests. Doing this through planting and managing edible caterpillar trees in South Kivu, DR Congo. Veronique Bulaya manages and coordinates several projects at PIFEVA (Pilier aux Femmes Vulnérables Actives) funded by partners and international donors. She is specialized in fields like environment, climate change, Sustainable livelihoods, Biodiversity and Natural resources and women's rights in eastern DR Congo. But most of all, she protects the forests. Veronique Bulaya has lots of field experience in taking action against deforestation. Also, she advocates and researches the protection and rational management of forest resources in the east of the Democratic Republic of Congo. Veronique Bulaya is an active member at Major Group of Children and Youth to UN Environment (UNEP-MGCY) and at Global Youth Biodiversity Network (GYBN). Veronique Bulaya makes a difference in the fight for equality in women's rights and improves their living conditions. She does this with lots of creativity and commitment to supporting rural women communities and creating sustainable development in DRC. A powerful project, which Veronique Bulaya initiated, is the restoration of the biodiversity of community forests. She did this through the plantation and the rational management of edible caterpillar trees. The territory of Mwenga has a severe problem of destruction of its forest ecosystem as a result of uncontrolled logging. Many local tribes experience poverty and climatic disturbances like losing food sources. One example is the caterpillar, which indigenous people use as a food source and make a living.

Véronique is a member of the following Themes, Networks or Projects

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Adaptation in Mountains

Mountains are highly vulnerable to climate change. They also provide numerous essential services. This theme explores how mountains and mountain communities can be made more resilient.
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Community Based Adaptation

This theme aims to support and connect people working to empower communities to adapt to climate change and features monthly collaborative learning CBA forums.
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Y-Adapt

Y-Adapt is a curriculum for young people that helps them to both understand climate change and to take practical action to adapt to the changing climate in their community.
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Climate Knowledge Brokers

The Climate Knowledge Brokers (CKB) Group is a growing alliance of around 400 leading global, regional and national knowledge brokers specialising in climate and development information.
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Gender and Social Equality

This theme aims to deepen engagement on issues of gender and social equality in the context of environment and development, foster collaborations and strengthen capacity.
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Adaptation Learning Programme

The Adaptation Learning Programme for Africa increases the capacity of vulnerable households in sub-Saharan Africa to adapt to increasing and uncertain climate change and climate variability.
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