The Regional Postgraduate School for Integrated Planning and Management of Tropical Forests and
Territories (Ecole Régionale Postuniversitaire d’Aménagement et de Gestion intégrés des Forêts et
Territoires tropicaux, ERAIFT) is a regional school, placed under the auspices of UNESCO.
ERAIFT is unique in its systemic approach, this is its educational and conceptual basis. It strives to give their students an intersectoral, interdisciplinary, participatory, global and integrated education.
Director of ERAIFT, Academic and Research Council and PhD Co-Promotor
Baudouin has 39 years of multifaceted experience in the field of education, research and vocational training in the public and private sectors. He has worked internationally in Asia, South-America, Europe and Africa (Central, East, West, South and Maghreb). He works in rural development, agriculture and food security, making policy analyses and reviewing public expenditures. He is also an expert for the Task Fore for Rural Africa (DG AGRI).
Baudouin has an extensive experience of 27 years in the coffee sector, working on the rehabilitation of plantations, increasing factory production and diversifying economic activities. This lead to him being President (2016-2019) and Vice President (2019-2020) of the African Fine Coffee Association DRC.
Jean-Pierre is an academic and research secretary at ERAIFT, coordinating several international research and development projects including:
- Agricultural Research Relaunch Program Forest in the DRC (ReAFOR project), funded by the European Development Fund and overseen by CIFOR
- All scientific collaborations with the Meise Botanic Garden including mycology, algology and aquaculture trainings
- Scientific collaborations with the Royal Museum of Central Africa (MRAC), focusing on wood anatomy and soil and forest carbon stocks as well as environmental governance
Louis Pasteur is an Agricultural engineer from IFA-Yangambi. He is interested in the preservation of the environment and the socio-economy of rural populations. His interest in socio-economic research was reflected in his Master’s thesis, which focused on sustainable methods that can reduce post-harvest agricultural losses and how to generate additional income through the processing or conservation of agricultural products. His socio-economic interests have led him to expand his knowledge on value chains analyses and project evaluation at ERAIFT, where he works as an academic assistant.