Journée internationale des forêts

Welcome to the Congo Basin Forests Partnership Anchor Conference  Brazzaville,  Republic of Congo, from 8th to 9th October, 2014  - REGISTRATION IS NOW CLOSED-.Find 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 Updates: AUGUST 2014
 

 

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CBFP Partners' Meeting: Report - Market place of ideas No: 4 - Adaptation and Mitigation

Central Topic : “Opportunities and Challenges for emerging themes on climate change in Central Africa” - Part one: presentations: Timber production and REDD+ in Central Africa (Richard Eba’a Atyi, CIFOR) - Synergies between adaptation and mitigation in Central Africa : Realities from community forest and pilot projects. (Eugene Chia & Alba Saray Perez Teran, CIFOR) -Agriculture and climate change responses in Central Africa (Rachid Hanna, IITA) - Mangrove and lowlands in the face of climate change in Central Africa (Jason Ko, USFS)  - MRV in arid and semi-arid areas of Central Africa (Cleto Ndikumagenge & Herve Maidou, FAO & Banque Mondiale) - Overall key messages from panel discussions and session...

 

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The Rainforest Alliance in the Congo Basin and Great Lakes region

From large multinational corporations to small- and medium-sized enterprises, Rainforest Allaince involves producers, businesses and consumers all along the value chain in efforts to bring responsibly produced goods and services to a global marketplace where demand for sustainability is growing steadily. Since our first efforts in Central America nearly 30 years ago, we have grown into a global innovator of market-based solutions for conservation and economic development, now working in more than 80 countries...

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BAT CONSERVATION AFRICA (BCA): Position Statement on Bats and Ebola

Available under the CBFP Website a position statement on Ebolavirus from Bat Conservation Africa, a network of individuals that promotes conservation of almost 300 species of African bat species and a partner of USFWS Africa Programs. Co-chaired by Dr. Webala of Kenya and Mr. Keita of Guinea, BCA is an African voice for bats and is attempting to counter misconceptions and to provide better information about the role of bats, or lack thereof, in the current outbreak in West Africa...

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CIFOR: Palm oil doesn’t have to spell disaster for forests

Experts: Controversial crop can be sustainable - with proper ecological planning, management - BOGOR, Indonesia — Palm oil—used around the world in everything from foods to cosmetics to biofuels—can be developed without destroying vast stretches of tropical forests with the right planning and methods.

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COMIFAC-FAO-FFBC: Moving into Phase two of the National M & MRV with a regional approach Project, what was achieved in Phase 1?

From September 17 to 18, 2014, the third meeting of the Steering Committee (COPIL) of the «National Monitoring and MRVs with a regional approach in Congo Basin countries" Project, was held in Douala. The meeting brought together representatives of 9 COMIFAC countries, FAO, members of the Project’s technical team in Rome, the Representative of ADB-CBFF and of the REDD + COMIFAC Regional Project and national consultants from ten countries invited to attend as observers. The purpose of the meeting was to assess progress achieved by the project

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FEM-BM-COMIFAC: Regional REDD+ Project reviews implementation

From July 31 to August 1, 2014, the city of Douala hosted the fifth meeting of the steering committee of the project to build institutional capacity for REDD + with a view to sustainable management of Congo Basin forests. It was chaired by Mr. Rémy MUKONGO SHABANTU, representative of the ECCAS Secretary General

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Dr Denis Sonwa: The US-Africa Leaders Summit: Perspectives from the Congo Basin

...One session sought to address the problems of wildlife trafficking in Africa, a rampant problem that threatens the biodiversity of continent—and especially the Congo Basin, an area of critical biodiversity.This session was an occasion for the US to underscore its efforts in trying to combat illegal trafficking, including its Wildlife Enforcement Network (WEN) in the Horn of Africa. The US is seeking to eventually extend the WEN to Central Africa. An important aspect of this initiative—and a fitting approach to the “next generation” theme of the summit—is the recruitment of youths as park rangers and in natural resources management...

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COMIFAC and biodiversity conservation: where do we stand?

From 24 to 28 March 2014 in Kinshasa, Democratic Republic of Congo, the Central African Biodiversity Working Group held its nineteenth session (GTBAC), organized by the COMIFAC Executive Secretariat with technical and financial support from GIZ’s  “COMIFAC Support” project...

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Upcoming Events

27.10.2014 - 31.10.2014 IPCC-40

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Call for Applications: Rainforest Alliance is looking for an „Associate Manager“, Congo Basin

...The Associate Manager, Congo Basin,will beresponsible for providing technical leadership in the sub-region to include overseeing staff andteams that providecertification services for FSC, legality verification, carbon, agriculture and other services to Rainforest Alliance clients...

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FCPF: Nominations open for Northern CSO Observer to FCPF

The nomination process for selecting four (4) Civil Society observers UNREDD (representing Asia, Africa, Latin America and developed countries) and three (3) CSO Observers to the FCPF (representing Asia, Africa, Latin America) has opened today.

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