This January 28th at 4 pm (CET), The #PCFWebinar will travel to Africa to learn about fire management in the D.R. Congo – and for this purpose we will have the expert Lindon Pronto who has more than 15 years of experience and expertise in landscape fire management including in the Democratic Republic of Congo (US Forest Service International Programs / USAID; Lernen-Helfen-Leben) among other international organizations.
Lindon will present an overview of the wildfire profile of the DRC before diving into his field work and experience in S. Kivu Province and discussing the local wildfire challenges and what has been done to address them. Finally, he will zoom out again and discuss some of the broader efforts, including his work for USFS-IP / USAID
Lindon Pronto (M.Sc. in Environmental Governance) has over 15 years of experience and expertise in the field of landscape fires. He has worked and conducted research in over 10 countries. His professional career began in 2006 as a “Wildland Firefighter” in California with the U.S. Forest Service. In 2014 he moved to Germany and became a research assistant at the Global Fire Monitoring Center (GFMC), Fire Ecology Working Group of the Max Planck Institute for Chemistry (2015-2019). Since 2017 Mr. Pronto has been chairman of the working group “Landscape Fire Crisis Mitigation” of the FiRe-IN Project (2017-2022) funded by the European Commission. Additionally, he has been contracted by NGOs and international organisations: In Indonesia (ECO-Consult/GIZ), in the Democratic Republic of Congo (U.S. Forest Service International Programs/USAID; Lernen-Helfen-Leben) and in Europe (Pau Costa Foundation). In Germany, he conducts controlled burning for nature conservation, lectures at fire departments, trade fairs, schools and universities and appears in mass media. In 2020 he joined the European Forest Institute to work on enhancing fire management capacity in Germany.
Connect to the session!
Through this link on the Zoom platform you can participate in the Webinar: