About Us

"Pole Pole":


The POLE POLE FOUNDATION INTERNATIONAL “POPOF-I” is a Non Governmental Organization created by natives and workers in and around the Kahuzi-Biega National Park. 'Pole pole' is a Kiswahili word meaning 'slowly'. It's our wish to go rather slowly and steadily than hastily toward the achievement of our ultimate goals: We act for the long-term conservation of the KBNP and the sustainable development of the local communities.

The POPOF-I was officially registered since September 24th, 1992 in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC). [Charity No. Just112/S-Kv/06/1997]

We are a partner of the Great Apes Survival Partnership (GRASP) of the United Nations Environment Program (UNEP) - Category E

[Organization Chart: English / French ]


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