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About Us 

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About Us



ERAIFT is the Regional Post-Graduate Training School on Integrated Management of Tropical Forests and Lands (ERAIFT) is a regional school under the auspices of UNESCO (Category 2 Center).

Headquartered in Kinshasa DR Congo, the institution provides quality third cycle education to students pursuing Masters and PhD’s. Students originate from 22 African countries, professors come from various academic and research institutions including the University of Paris East - Marne la Vallée (France), the University of Liège (Ulg, Gembloux Agro- Bio Tech, Belgium), the Notre Dame de la Paix Faculty in Namur (Belgium), the CNRS (France), National University of Benin (Cotonou), the University of Dschang (Cameroon), the University of Kinshasa (DRC), among others. 

It is financed by the government of DR Congo, the EU, the Kingdom of Belgium, UNESCO, JICA (Japan's government international development arm), FAO, Wallonie Bruxelles International, University of Liege (Belgium), the ADB, US Forest Service (USFS/USAID), GIZ (Germany's government international development arm), among other partners.








The Association of Alumni students of ERAIFT (called RADDI) brings together former graduates who have entered the professional life as well as just-graduated and soon-to-be graduates.  


All RADDI members hold either a Masters or a PhD. They come from various parts of the African continent. 

Throughout the year, RADDI organizes conferences, manages projects, and connects its members with the corporate world, the non-profit industry, and public institutions. 

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Our Strategy

Helping organizations and businesses achieve their goals in workforce development. 

In a constantly changing environment, continuous learning is proving to be a sure solution for advancing skills and maintaining the employability of teams in organizations and companies.

Consequently, an increasing number of organizations and companies are resorting to partnerships with universities offering a Professional Development Service.

Indeed, this Service is made up of recruitment and training experts who take into consideration the learning objectives and the improvement of the performance of organizations and companies in order to give them access to quality training adapted to their needs. 

Do you have a learning & development project: let's discuss.

The Professional Development Department team can also support organizations and businesses with their various recruitment needs.

• Post a job offer
• Hire a student or graduate
• Recruit an intern
• Participate in a career activity
• Consult a bank of candidates


Our Values



We have built a people-first organizational culture promoting respect, diversity, inclusion, integrity, and accountability. We take a stand on pressing socio-political issues and support our partners' causes. 



We are continuously trying new things. We do not stop learning and improving everything we do, aiming for the best quality and delivering the highest value for our partners. We do not overpromise and underdeliver. 



ERAIFT's uniqueness lies in intersectoral, interdisciplinary, participatory, global, and integrated approach. This approach is applied systematically in its pedagogical work, its special projects such as the Impact Job Days, and many other areas.

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