Our goal here is to enhance socio-economic services and participatory development in our communities, so as to alleviate poverty, through the
promotion of self-employment initiatives, environmental conservation / protection and sustainable management of our forests.
In a bid to boost public awareness and affect behaviours in relation to climate change, forest and other key environmental questions, CAJAD undertakes
a wide range of activities to reach-out to the public. Such outlets for sensitization include radio broadcast, talks, theatre and printed materials etc.
CAJAD is very active in the VPA/FLEGT process (that enhances forest transparency) and contributes to sensitise local stakeholders on the process.
CAJAD mobilises, encourages and assists communities to participate in forest debates; collects their contributions and tables them to government for consideration.
CAJAD builds the capacities of local forest communities and civil society actors on sustainable forest management, forest monitoring and on alternative options to forest exploitation.