We’re working with communities in Congo to ensure that development is informed by the perspectives of people most at risk.


Random household surveys


Civil society surveys


Local government surveys

Key findings and conclusions at the national level

  • Communities and local authorities agree that flooding remains the greatest threat
  • Community members, especially women, are not sufficiently involved  in processes to monitor progress towards resilience by local government
  • Communities are very poorly informed and involved in the preparation of policies, plans and actions for DRR

Surveys undertaken in Congo

Our Views from the Frontline surveys in Congo were undertaken in 2019.

Who was surveyed?

We surveyed 836 random households, 150 civil society organisations, 150 local government representatives, and undertook 75 community consultations.

Risk locations prioritised

We prioritised three risk areas:

  • Brazzaville
  • Plateaux
  • Sangha

Communities surveyed

We surveyed people from 14 communities: Ombre, Itsali, Devala, Massengo, Kahounga (Madzouna), Mpouya (centre), Molendwa, Lilanga, Bobaka, Balemon, Ngatongo, Djaka, Ngombé Carrefour, Ngombé village and Longa 16.

“Floods have long been the priority threat facing communities in our country. However, this trend was not revealed as it is today thanks to Views from the Frontline. We believe that the conclusions that emerge from this analysis will enable national and local authorities to become aware of the scale of the consequences and to take steps as soon as possible to deal significantly with all these risks of disasters.”

Bob Dombolo, NAC member

Our impact

Activities undertaken in response to community-level findings and conclusions

  • Raised awareness and built capacities through training on income generating activities, environment conservation, and disaster risk management
  • Resolved waste management issues by cleaning gutters
  • Supplied a village pharmacy with pharmaceutical products
  • Undertook environmental conservation activities for disaster prevention in eco-fragile communities

Impact of activities

  • Communities involved in the assessment, planning, implementation, and monitoring of risk reduction plans and disaster management activities
  • Awareness and involvement of the community in actions to reduce the risk of disasters and impacts climate change, leading to an improved quality of life for the community
  • A strengthened role for community leaders, particularly women, in disaster risk reduction planning

Our project partners in Congo

Our Views from the Frontline programme is implemented by GNDR member organisations and partners in the country.

National coordinating organisation

  • Cercle des Droits I’homme et de Developpement

Partner organisations

  • L’Association MOSOUNGUI (AMO)
  • Et l’Association pour le respect du Droit des Populations Autochtones, du Développement durable et du Droit de l’Homme (ARPA2DH)
  • L’Association pour le Développement Urbain et Rural (ADUR)

View all data from Congo

You can view all our Views from the Frontline survey data using our data dashboard. You can also learn more about our methodology for selecting at-risk areas and survey respondents.

Project funded by

European Union

Our Views from the Frontline project is funded by the European Union (EU). Content related to this project on our website was made possible by the support of the EU. All content is the sole responsibility of GNDR and does not necessarily reflect the views of the EU.

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Photo credit

Photo by Valdhy Mbemba on Unsplash.