UN-27 September : World Tourism Day

27 September : World Tourism Day.The event seeks to address global challenges outlined in the United Nations Millennium Development Goals and to highlight the contribution the tourism industry can make in reaching these goals. Theme for 2016: "Tourism for All - promoting universal accessibility". Read more…

About the partnership

The Congo Basin Forest Partnership was launched by Colin Powell at the 2002 World Summit on Sustainable Development in Johannesburg as a voluntary multi-stakeholder initiative. The Partnership brings together some 70 partners, including African countries, donor agencies and governments, international organizations, NGOs, scientific institutions and the private sector. Read more...

CBFP News

IISD-Wildlife Crime: Fanning the Ivory Pyres

Stopping wildlife crime has truly become, as the title of a recent International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) World Conservation Congress (WCC) high-level dialogue pronounced, “Everybody's Business.” And it seems everyone - from multilateral organizations to national governments to the private sector and to non-governmental organizations - is getting in on the action.

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3rd GRASP Council Postponed to 2017

The Great Apes Survival Partnership (GRASP) announced today it will postpone the 3rd GRASP Council until mid-2017, a decision taken to ensure maximum focus on issues such as climate change, illegal trade, and sustainable palm oil that are key to the long-term survival of great apes in Africa and Asia.

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PASA-U.S. Fish & Wildlife May Weaken Endangered Species Act

To read : U.S. Fish & Wildlife Approves Unprecedented “Pay to Play” Scheme… Let your money help great apes and monkeys when you no longer need it… A Novel Partnership to Expand PASA’s Network… Update on the Campaign against the Bushmeat Trade...

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Traffic-UN reaffirms commitment to tackling wildlife trafficking

New York, USA, September 2016—The UN General Assembly has unanimously adopted a new Resolution on “Tackling illicit trafficking in wildlife”, demonstrating continuing resolve at the highest political levels to curb illegal trade in wildlife. 

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UN-27 September : World Tourism Day

World Tourism Day (WTD) is commemorated each year on 27 September. Its purpose is to foster awareness among the international community of the importance of tourism and its social, cultural, political and economic value. The event seeks to address global challenges outlined in the United Nations Millennium Development Goals and to highlight the contribution the tourism industry can make in reaching these goals. Theme for 2016: "Tourism for All - promoting universal accessibility". 

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IISD: FAO Action Plan Addresses Antimicrobial Resistance in Food and Agricultural Systems

14 September 2016: The Food and Agriculture Organization of the UN (FAO) has published an 'Action Plan on Antimicrobial Resistance (AMR) 2016-2020' that aims to help countries develop strategies to minimize the emergence and spread of AMR in their food chains.

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Welcome to our new Partner the "African Women’s Network for Sustainable Development (REFADD)"!

Yaounde, 29 July 2016 - The European Facilitation of the Congo Basin Forest Partnership has officially accepted the African Women’s Network for Sustainable Development’s (REFADD) application to join the Congo Basin Forest Partnership (CBFP).

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Fact sheet of external observation mission on forest governance in Sangha subdivision, 17-25 July 2016 UFA JuaEkie

The mission aimed mainly to document and report on participation and benefits sharing within the JuaEkié UFA in the framework of FLEGT and REDD+ based on the following methodology: interviews, direct observation, data processing and analysis.

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Upcoming Events

51st Meeting of the GEF Council

Job offers

Call for expressions of interest for "the recruitment of an external firm to assess applications for the selection of COMIFAC statutory staff".

The expressions of interest must be submitted in five (05) copies at the COMIFAC Executive Secretariat or sent to the email address below no later than 301091 2016 at 10 a.m. Bearing the label:: Call for expressions of interest N°001/ASM/ISE/COMIFAC/2016 for "the recruitment of an external firm to assess applications for the selection of COMIFAC statutory staff".

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Nominations for the Central Africa Representative for the GEF Civil Society Representative

The Election Task Force has initiated the election for the RFP for Central Africa as the position is currently vacant. A Call for Election was sent out on July 1, 2016 while Call for Nomination was sent on July 4, 2016.  Nomination is now closed and the Election Task Force is currently reviewing and verifying the nomination documents. The Call for Voting will be announced soon.

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WWF-Communication Manager for its DRC Programme

For our country Communication in DRC, we are looking for dynamic, innovative, enthusiastic and committed Communication Manager to Carry out an effective an efficient communication approach to support WWF-DRC conservation efforts and ensure WWF DRC’s conservation targets are met through strategic promotion of WWF DRC Brand among different audiences in the country and within the Network in line with the WWF Strategic. Deadline for applications: September 23, 2016

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Palladium-Terms of reference for the FLEGT Facilitator in côte d’ivoire

Palladium is seeking to recruit a FLEGT Facilitator in Côte d’Ivoire, who will be responsible for facilitation of the VPA process in Côte d’Ivoire and will work closely with the EU (Delegation and European Commission Headquarters) and the full range of Ivorian stakeholders in Côte d’Ivoire. The position will report to the Project Director and will be based in Palladium’s office in Abidjan, Côte d’Ivoire, with occasional travel within Côte d’Ivoire and regionally.

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UN Environment seeking a prominent personality to lead the Convention of Biological Diversity. The closing date for applications is 30th September 2016.

The UN Environment programme has recently launched the process to appoint a new Executive Secretary to the Convention of Biological Diversity, to succeed Braulio Dias, who comes to the end of his mandate in February 2017.

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The biodiversity consultancy Job Opportunity: French-speaking Principal Consultant, Cambridge, UK.

The ideal candidate will be interested in rapid career progression within consultancy, having the skills, experience and knowledge necessary for the implementation of leading-practice biodiversity management programmes as they apply to large development projects. Deadline: 5 September 2016.

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PNUD-Consultancy on stakeholder engagement guidelines in REDD+ projects in DR Congo

The UNDP country office of the Democratic Republic of Congo is looking for 1 (or 2) consultant(s) for development of stakeholder engagement guidelines to be used in the implementation of REDD+. Mission duration: 3 months, deadline for applications: Tuesday, September 6, 2016.

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WWF-Junior Conservation Biologist, Lobeke, (South-eastern Cameroon), Deadline for applications: 11th September 2016

We are looking for a Junior Conservation Biologist for our Cameroon Programme Office, who will be responsible for over all day-to-day implementation of agreed ecological monitoring activities in Lobeke national Park (NP). The incumbent will also generally assist the Technical Advisor in the implementation of conservation activities in the national Park and overall management of the site.

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