International Mother Earth Day-22 April 2016

World Day to Combat Desertification, 17 June 2016. The World Day to Combat Desertification has been observed since 1995 to promote public awareness relating to international cooperation to combat desertification and the effects of drought.2016 Theme: Inclusive cooperation for achieving Land Degradation Neutrality. 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

European Conference of Tropical Ecology 2017 Brussels Belgium

The “European Conference of Tropical Ecology” - the annual scientific meeting of the Society for Tropical Ecology (Gesellschaft für Tropenökologie, gtö) - will be organized in 2017 in Brussels, Belgium, by three Universities and three research-museum institutions. It will take place from Monday 6 to Friday 10 February 2017, on the campus “Etterbeek” from the Vrije Universiteit Brussel, a location easily reached from the city centre by public transport.

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The Network of Protected Areas of Central Africa (RAPAC): Regaining Momentum!

Measures to reform RAPAC have started to yield results in repositioning RAPAC as the institution regionally legitimate and credible to support Central Africa’s protected areas. These reforms continue to hit hard after the call of RAPAC’s 17 administrators forming its governing board, who reiterated the reform scenario who met in Malabo/Equatorial Guinea in February 2016.

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Traffic : EU states commit to ending wildlife crime, but critical measures missing

EU Environment Ministers today endorsed an ambitious EU Action Plan to boost the region’s collective efforts to end wildlife trafficking, but the absence of some key commitments could weaken its overall impact and effectiveness...Brussels, Belgium, 21st June 2016—European Union (EU) Environment Ministers yesterday endorsed the EU Action Plan against wildlife trafficking, part of the region’s contribution towards the international efforts to curb wildlife crime.

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CIFOR: Inclusive management of Central African forests: From participation to power-sharing

This collective work, the fruit of collaboration between thirty researchers and forest development practitioners, aims to report on the strengths and weaknesses of participatory and community forest management in Central Africa. Bringing together their respective disciplines to jointly develop a comprehensive view, specialists in management and administration, economists, sociologists, legal experts and political scientists went to grassroots level, and produced a mixed  assessment of the situation in Central Africa. The critical analysis opens up avenues for improvement, at times expressed in the form of recommendations.

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Internationalbudget- Beyond wish lists: budget deliberation rather than empty participation

Our understanding of public deliberation is rooted in theories of deliberative democracy and moral philosophy. These schools of thought place public justification at the heart of the modern governance. Decision making is supposedly about the public reasoning about choices. A deliberative process begins with a government proposal which is justified by its relevance to public (rather than private) interests.

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NEW chapters on WOMEN EMPOWERMENT and FSC in CENTRAL AFRICAN FORESTS FOREVER The Book That Grows Like a Tree.

Chapter 7: The significance of the Forest Stewardship Council (FSC). Q’s and A’s by the director of the FSC Congo Basin Office, Mathieu Auger-Schwartzenberg…. Chapter 8: ‘Securing women’s rights is essential for forest preservation’. Vision of Cécile Ndjebet, president of the African Women's Network for Community Management of Forests (REFACOF).

 

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CITES CoP17 venue and dates announced for 2016 in South Africa

Geneva/Pretoria, 19 June 2015 - The CITES Secretariat is pleased to announce that the 17th meeting of the Conference of the Parties (CoP) will take place in Johannesburg, South Africa from 24 September to 5 October 2016. 

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Traffic workshop proceedings: subregional action planning to strengthen regional collaboration - Support of the Implementation of National Ivory Action Plans (NIAPs) in Central Africa.

The Wildlife Trafficking Response Assessment, and Priority Setting (Wildlife-TRAPS) project, supported by USAID and implemented by TRAFFIC and IUCN, organized a Collaborative Action Planning (CAP) workshop in Kinshasa, Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) on 18th and 19th November 2015.

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Upcoming Events

51st Meeting of the GEF Council

Job offers

Ruforum-Apply Now: Young African Entrepreneurs Competition

Deadline for submissions is 30th July, 2016. The ten (10) competitively selected business enterprises will receive all expenses paid trip (air ticket, conference registration, and hotel costs) for participation at the RUFORUM Biennial Conference (17th -21st October, 2016) in Cape Town, South Africa. The selected young innovators will also receive a competition cash price award.

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Pacsafe Turtle Fund | 2016

At Pacsafe, the sea turtle symbolises the intrepid, global traveller. We are committed to supporting a world with healthy oceans and coastlines where all marine turtles, can travel and flourish in a safe environment. The Pacsafe Turtle Fund was launched in 2014 with the aim of supporting the conservation efforts of endangered sea turtles globally by providing annual grants to sea turtle conservation projects. 

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New MacArthur Competition to Award $100 Million to Help Solve a Critical Problem of Our Time.

A new competition launched today will award a $100 million grant to a single proposal designed to help solve a critical problem affecting people, places, or the planet. The Foundation’s competition, called100&Change, is open to organizations working in any field of endeavor anywhere. Applicants must identify both the problem they are trying to solve, as well as their proposed solution. Competitive proposals will be meaningful, verifiable, durable, and feasible.

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African Union Research Grants II Open Call for Proposals 2016 Edition

The African Union Commission launches Phase 2 of the African Union Research Grants programme with an open call for proposals for Research and Innovation in Africa supported by the European Union. This call for proposal supports Africa’s Science Technology and Innovation Strategy-2024 which addresses the aspirations identified under Agenda 2063 and Priority 3 on Human development of the EU-Africa partnership. The call supports research on: Food & Nutrition Security and Sustainable Agriculture (FNSSA) with particular attention on Sustainable Intensification. 

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WWF-Professional Development Grants (PDGs)

Professional Development Grants (PDGs) provide support for mid-career conservationists to pursue short-term, non-degree training to upgrade their knowledge and skills. These trainings can include short courses, certificate trainings, or conferences among other training opportunities. Mid-career conservation professionals from select WWF-US priority countries must meet all of the eligibility criteria to be considered for a grant. Applicants may request up to $6,500 for the proposed training.

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Agribusiness incubators Network-Fund Manager

The Fund Manager shall assist the CEO to; review and analyze loan/funding requests submitted by prospective clients ; develop and Review loan fund’s risk assessment tools; Strategize on lending projections and liquidity management ; analyze partners’ and clients financial and business performances ; develop, Update and revise loan fund policies; review financial reports; produce several monthly financial reports, including -but not limited- to the following ones.

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WWF : Law Enforcement Advisor – Salonga National Park

The WWF/ICCN partnership is seeking a very capable individual who appreciates the challenges of working in a remote African National Park and can find appropriate solutions that keep the field staff operational and therefore better able to protect the parks resources.

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WWF-landscape rural development manager

WWF-DRC is seeking an experienced and qualified Landscape Rural Development Manager who will oversee the development and implementation of a rural development strategy in the periphery of Salonga National Park. He/she will work closely with the Park Manager in the Salonga National Park.

 

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