As I work with the Forest Landscape Initiative at WRI, I'll be learning more about the CAR. Quick facts to place it: Bangui is the capital and the country and it is bordered by Cameroon, Chad, Sudan, South Sudan, the DRC and the Congo. Read this post to learn more about forest initiatives in the region to monitor mining and logging activity.
Jobs with such organizations provide opportunities for African professionals to earn Western salaries while still working in Africa, but they also generate a kind of internal, transcontinental brain drain.Something to think about.
Here's a link to a folklore book with tales from the CAR and a story from a journalist visiting Bangui.
What do you think? Any thoughts on the CAR - I'd love hear what you think!