Dominique Bikaba

Strong Roots Congo

Big Idea: 

Strong Roots Congo saves gorillas and the forests they live in. They know that great apes won’t thrive unless local people thrive alongside them. Strong Roots brings the services of the forest – food, fuel, and building materials - to local communities through reforestation, community forestry and sustainable farming.

Dominique was born in eastern Congo (DRC) within what is now the Kahuzi-Biega National Park. His work promotes programs that balance the needs of local communities with those of forests and great apes across the Congo Basin. He has a Bachelors from the Higher Institute of Rural Development and a Masters from Yale’s School of Forestry.

Henry Arnhold Fellows