State of the Forest 2015 available online - The Forests of the Congo Basin - Forests and climate change - The 2015 edition of the State of the Forests of the Congo Basin is a number issued specifically for the 21th Conference of Parties in Paris... Find out 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

unipid-Developing Finnish Science, Technology and Innovation Cooperation between Europe, Africa, Asia and the LAC Region

FinCEAL Plus is a project financed by the Finnish Ministry of Education and Culture with the purpose of increasing support for Finnish researchers focusing on Africa, Asia and the LAC regions. The project is a continuation and expansion of the FinCEAL project (2013-2014) and aims to enhance Finnish expert participation and influence in the EU-Africa, EU-Asia and EU-CELAC Science, Technology and Innovation (STI) policy dialogues.

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ITTO-New timber trade portal launched

With support from ITTO as part of its Biennial Work Programme, the European Timber Trade Federation (ETTF) has launched a one-stop, online information platform designed to enhance and facilitate legal trade in (mainly tropical) timber. 

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wildlifecrimetech.org -Challenge announcements

Wednesday, January 20, 2016, WASHINGTON, D.C.  The U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), with support of its partners National Geographic, Smithsonian, and TRAFFIC, has selected 16 Wildlife Crime Tech Challenge Prize Winners. Winners will each receive $10,000 as well as technical and networking assistance.

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IISD-UNFCCC Identifies Next Steps Following Adoption of the Paris Agreement

28 January 2016: The UNFCCC Secretariat has released a statement, titled 'The Paris Agreement: Next Steps,' which outlines actions to take place following the adoption of the Paris Agreement by the 21st session of the Conference of the Parties (COP 21).

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Fao –Infos news No.36

To read: Editorial: FAO and the Sustainable Development Goals–supporting implementation of a transformative global agenda…North American forest body prioritizes cross-sectoral collaboration…Seize opportunities for Near East and North African forest and rangeland development, urges regional commission…Sub-regional workshop spurs action on restoration of West African degraded drylands…Consolidating action to restore the integrity of the Zagros and Caspian forests…

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IUCN-Final Report of the project for the promotion of inclusive participation and presentation of stakeholder groups in REDD+ discussions

 The project aims to mobilize and organize civil society at regional level so that it actively participates, effectively contributes and actually impacts the development and implementation of national REDD+ strategies in Congo Basin countries, at regional level and in line with the implementation of the Convergence Plan.

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"Crime" Wildlife - Germany undertakes ...

...BMZ, in cooperation with the Federal Ministry for the Environment, Nature Conservation, Building and Nuclear Safety (BMUB), therefore commis-sioned the Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusam-menarbeit (GIZ) through a dedicated fund for cross-cutting political cooperation (Polifund) in order to implement the project “Combating Poaching and Illegal Wildlife Trade (Ivory and Rhino Horn) in Africa and Asia”.

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Traffic-Winners of Wildlife Crime Tech Challenge announced

Washington D.C., USA, 21st January 2016—The United States Agency for International Development (USAID) and its partners has announced the 16 Prize Winners under the Wildlife Crime Tech Challenge. 

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Upcoming Events

22.02.2016 - 26.02.2016 Asia-Pacific Forestry Week 2016
06.06.2016 - 09.06.2016 50th Meeting of the GEF Council
24.10.2016 - 27.10.2016 51st Meeting of the GEF Council
07.11.2016 - 18.11.2016 UNFCCC COP 22

Job offers

wageningenur.nl-Short courses CDI

We offer a wide range of courses which will help you to develop the capacities, leadership qualities needed to be creative, adaptive and responsive to the dynamics of a rapidly changing world. In our courses we connect WUR’s technical and scientific expertise with cutting-edge processes of innovation and learning.

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worldforestry-The World Forest Institute International Fellowship

The WFI International Fellowship Program hosts natural resource professionals from around the world at the World Forest Institute’s campus in Portland, Oregon, for 6 months. Applicants propose a research topic to focus on during their Fellowship, and WFI uses its extensive network of public and private forestry and natural resource professionals to assist Fellows in gaining the knowledge and exposure they seek.

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ITTO Fellowship Programme

The schedule of the 2016 Spring Cycle of the ITTO Fellowship Programme has been established. The deadline for receipt of applications is 22 February 2016.  Fellowship activities are expected to start not earlier than 15 July 2016.  

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ITTO- Executive Director. Deadline for application: 30 April 2016

The ITTO mission is to promote the expansion and diversification of international trade in tropical timber from sustainably managed and legally harvested forests and the sustainable management of tropical timber-producing forests. The Executive Director is the chief administrative officer of the Organization and responsible to the International Tropical Timber Council for the administration and operation of the International Tropical Timber Agreement, 2006, in accordance with decisions of the Council. The ITTO explicitly encourages applications from qualified female candidates.

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Call for expression of interest for the recruitment of consultancy services in marketing for the centre of social excellence africa.

The consultant(s) will work under the Supervision of TFT Central Africa Senior Manager based in Cameroon, and in close collaboration with the CSE Africa Project Manager. The Consultant(s) will ensure the transfer of knowledge and support the implementation of the plan. Deliverables will be shared with PeaceNexus at each phase.

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The World Wide Fund for Nature seeks the services of a consultant for the final evaluation of the Green Heart of Africa Global Initiative (GHoA GI) for the period 2008-2015

Please download also the  Terms of Reference of  the Final Evaluation of the Green Heart of Africa Global Initiative (FY08-FY15) - Interested candidates should submit their response electronically to the following address: recruitroaydehub@wwfafrica.org,   The subject should read “GHoA Evaluation”. Deadline for proposals is close of business on 14 February 2016...

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Call for applications for the recruitment of OCFSA officials.

The Organization for the Conservation of Wildlife in Central Africa (OCFSA), is looking for : an Accountant Administrator, and a Cashier Secretary.

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India and Commonwealth countries in Africa

2016 Master of Science Scholarship for students from India and Commonwealth countries in Africa. Applicants must propose a research project focused on forests and secure the commitment of a faculty member in the Faculty of Forestry at UBC willing to supervise the student… The deadline is February 29, 2016 (for Sept 2016 or Jan 2017 start date).

 

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Master of International Forestry, deadline February 29, 2016.

The Master of International Forestry (MIF) is a full-time, 10 month course-based master’s degree that provides a foundation in forest and natural resource management, conservation and policy. The MIF is designed for early/mid-career professionals who wish to expedite their careers and advance to leadership positions.

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CEPF-Grants

Calls for proposals and other news about grant availability are announced on this site. Proposals are welcome if they meet our eligibility criteria.

 

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WWF-Country Director for DRC Programme

The World Wide Fund for Nature in Africa seeks a Country Director for its DRC Programme. Location: Kinshasa, Democratic Republic of Congo. Deadline for applications: February 12, 2016.

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