Felix Credo Lilakako Malikuka

Facilitator Democratic Republic of the Congo

Felix Credo LILAKAKO MALIKUKA is a Congolese lawyer (DRC), graduated in law from the University of Kinshasa (UNIKIN) of the DRC and holds a Master's degree in International and Comparative Environmental Law from the University of Limoges. 

Expert and consultant in environmental and natural resources law and policy for more than 14 years, Felix has a rich experience working with all stakeholders involved in natural resources management, climate issues and NDC, as an expert, advisor, consultant and institutional support actor. 

Felix has a rich experience working with civil society, where he worked with the NGO Avocats Verts de la RDC as a researcher in environmental law, and then he quickly specialized in forest governance and biodiversity issues. It was then that he contributed to the first civil society discussions on the REDD+ process in DRC. 

Felix also worked as a technical expert on forest and biodiversity issues at the Biodiversity and Forest Program of the German International Cooperation GIZ. 

Passionate about natural resource governance issues, Felix also worked with the USAID-funded World Resources Institute (WRI) as a Natural Resource Governance Advisor to focus on climate change, land-use planning, forest landscape restoration and REDD+. This allowed Felix to actively contribute to the facilitation of several multi-stakeholder working groups on data collection for forest landscape restoration, legal frameworks for forest governance and biodiversity, etc. 

Present and active in natural resource governance in the DRC, Felix LILAKAKO has also worked with the United Nations Development Program in the DRC (UNDP) as an expert on issues of law, environmental finance and socio-economics in the implementation of the Regional Project on Sustainable Financing of Protected Areas in the Congo Basin. 

Felix is also a founding member of the national organization "Juristes pour l'Environnement au Congo", JUREC for short, which specializes in environmental issues and the rights of local communities and indigenous peoples in the Democratic Republic of Congo. 

Felix is embedded within the Ministry of Environment and Sustainable Development where he is working as a facilitator for the implementation of the NDC in the DRC. 

This position is supported by ENABEL. 

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