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His Excellency François-Xavier de Donnea, CBFP Facilitator wishes you a very joyful holiday season 2018 and extends best wishes for 2019!. Read more...

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CIFOR : The grand young age for environmental efforts

When Tabi Joda of GreenAid returned from university to the rural Cameroon villages he knew as a child, he found some of them totally abandoned because the land had become too degraded to support villagers’ livelihoods. He was horrified and asked himself, “Why did I go to university, if not to make a difference?”

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CIFOR : Protecting Congo’s botanical treasures

It was in 2017 that a ‘game changing’ opportunity arrived. INERA and the Meise Botanic Garden partnered with FORETS, a project coordinated by the Center for International Forestry Research (CIFOR) and financed by the European Union. FORETS aims to transform Yangambi into a sustainable landscape, where forests and research double up to improve the living conditions of local people. This has meant a commitment to invest in the herbarium’s infrastructure, its staff, and facilitate research on the site.

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DSA2019: Opening up Development The Open University, Milton Keynes, 19-21 June

The DSA's annual conference in 2019 will take place at the Open University, which celebrates its 50th birthday that year. The conference will focus centrally on "Opening up Development", while also encompassing the broad range of development studies interests. As with DSA2018, we will have sessions for early career scholars - including on publishing and an ECR plenary; as well as assisting participants from the Global South to attend.

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Who’s going to save the planet in 2019? The Nature Conservancy names 10 unexpected groups influencing environmental action.

LET'S BE FRANK: 2018 was not exactly a banner year for the planet. Nearly every major environmental assessment presented grim results: crucial habitats like tropical forests continue to disappear; wildlife populations declined 60% over the last 40 years; and, perhaps most alarming, we’re failing to make the progress we need to keep the climate within safe boundaries.

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Ipsnews-Climate Change: In Africa, extreme weather conditions threaten food security for millions of people.

East Africa has encountered droughts at increasingly shorter intervals in recent years, most recently in 2005-6, 2009, 2011, 2014-15, and 2017.Apart from drought, the conditions for agriculture are also becoming increasingly difficult due to the gradual rise in temperature, salinization and changing rainy seasons. Serious consequences include decreasing availability of food and increasing conflicts over water–both obstacles to development opportunities of the affected states and possible triggers for migration.

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IITA-New mobile app to tackle crop disease in Sub-Saharan Africa

IITA signs MOU with RightMesh to develop a mesh-enabled mobile app to tackle crop disease in Sub-Saharan Africa. This co-created mesh-enabled mobile app will allow smallholder farmers to detect and report new pests and diseases without incurring costs for internet or data.

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His Excellency François-Xavier de Donnea, CBFP Facilitator wishes you a very joyful holiday season 2018 and extends best wishes for 2019!

Throughout this year 2018, I have appreciated your rich and diverse contributions that have enhanced our shared Partnership. Together, we have made further strides as several new members have joined us, bringing the number of CBFP members to 113. On the other hand, we have acquired a "Brussels Declaration" which was adopted during the 18th Meeting of CBFP Parties, and comes to crown all the Belgian CBFP Facilitation’s efforts to foster dialogue and drive action towards stronger...

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boell.de-Great expectations, low execution: The Katowice climate change conference COP 24

The Katowice climate package brings minor progress, but COP 24 failed to deliver on the most fundamental issues such as raising ambition of national contributions, implementing human rights, and ensuring support for developing countries.

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DSA seeks new series editor for DSA-OUP book series – deadline soon

The DSA is seeking to recruit a new series editor for its book series in collaboration with OUP. Please read the full advertisement here where you will also find out how to apply. The application form can be downloaded here. You can find out more about the book series here.

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FTNS-Search for a Private Real Estate Manager – Overview and a Private Real Estate Manager - Questionnaire

Investment managers should submit their response to the RfP by e-mail addressed to Investment managers should submit their response to the RfP by e-mail addressed to secretariatftns@fondationtns.org and RFP@perennium.com, with copy to fourmanne@afd.fr, before 5pm CET on February 15th, 2019. The Foundation will acknowledge reception through a response e-mail.

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FTNS-Search for a financial institution to manage an Absolute Return discretionary mandate and a bank or asset manager for an Absolute Return discretionary mandate

Investment managers should submit their response to the RfP by e-mail addressed to secretariatftns@fondationtns.org and RFP@perennium.com, with copy to fourmanne@afd.fr, before 5pm CET on February 15th, 2019. The Foundation will acknowledge reception through a response e-mail.

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Call for Volunteers: Programme and Communication Associates (Remotely)

To further strengthen its programmes, communication and outreach; ISNAD-Africa is inviting applications from young researchers, professionals and students from across the globe to serve remotely as Programme and Communication Associates.

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WWF- call for the recruitment of a consultant to conduct a study on forestry investments involving Chinese companies in Cameroon

Interested Candidates are invited to submit their application (in one file and PDF format) to the following address recruit-cam@wwfcam.org  with a copy to NSonne@wwfcam.org . The topic should read: “Study TRADE”. Deadline for application: 20th January 2019, 17H00 local time. Only successful candidates will be contacted.

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WWF-Call for the recruitment of a consultant to conduct a study on Chinese involvement in timber trade in Cameroon

Interested Candidates are invited to submit their application (in one file and PDF format) to the following address recruit-cam@wwfcam.org  with a copy to NSonne@wwfcam.org . The topic should read: “Study TRADE”. Deadline for application: 20th January 2019, 17H00 local time. Only successful candidates will be contacted.

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WWF-LAW ENFORCEMENT OFFICER

We are looking for a LAW ENFORCEMENT OFFICER who will ensure Cameroon Country Programme Office (CCPO) contributes to the Wildlife Crime Area of Collective Action and Innovation of the Wildlife Practice strategy, through the implementation of the national anti-poaching and law enforcement strategy, especially in the execution of specific anti-poaching and enforcement support activities in priority landscapes. Deadline for applications: 16th January 2019.

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WRI: Forest Monitoring in Uganda

Interested applicants should submit a resume, cover letter, and brief description of a proposed approach to conducting the context review, including a timeline and budget (no more than 500 words) to gfw@wri.org using the subject line “Uganda Context Review. Applications will be accepted on a rolling basis through January 21st, 2019.

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