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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...

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DRC REDD+ Study - The multiple benefits of REDD + in DRC: Feasibility study for an economic assessment and mapping

The objective of this study is to explore existing data on forests in the DRC that could enable the mapping and assessment of environmental services, that is to say, the benefits of the use of forests, both indirect (soil, water) and direct (non-timber forest products, tourism, high-value timber). Based on these findings, the study suggests ways forward for the DRC to carry out an assessment of the multiple benefits of forests...

 

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Organized Crime in Wildlife, Gold and Timber, Worth Over One Billion USD, Further Fuels Conflict in Eastern DR Congo - UN Report

Nairobi, 16 April 2015 -Organized crime and the illegal trade in natural resources continues to increasingly fuel the conflict in eastern Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) , according to a new report from the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) and partners...

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Conference of ECCAS Ministers on the validation of Emergency Action Plans against Poaching in Central African forest and savannah regions

The Conference of ECCAS Ministers on the validation of Emergency Action Plans against Poaching in Central African forest and savannah zones took place on April 28, 2015 in Brazzaville (Republic of the Congo). The meeting was chaired by His Excellency Mr. Henri DJOMBO, Minister of Forest Economy and Sustainable Development. Kindly download the final communique...

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African leaders agree on co-ordinated response and action against illegal exploitation and illicit trade of wild flora and fauna in Africa

Brazzaville, Congo, May 2015—African leaders meeting last week in Brazzaville issued a strong Declaration urging co-ordinated regional and international action against wildlife crime at the end of a four-day meeting on illegal exploitation and illicit trade in African wildlife products...

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Green Climate Fund - Hela Cheikhrouhou: "Africa has so far not been well served by climate finance"

INTERVIEW. The Director of the Green Climate Fund answered questions from ‘Point Afrique’ on possible financing through her organization. A former head of the ADB’s Energy, Environment and Climate Change Department, Hela Cheikhrouhou has been serving as Director of the Green Fund since 2013. She travelled to Bamako to raise awareness among Finance Ministers of the Free Zone gathered in Mali’s capital city...

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Wangari Maathai Forest Champions Award 2015

The awardee will receive a cash prize of USD20,000 along with international recognition of their outstanding contributions to preserve, restore and sustainably manage forests and to raise awareness of the key role forests play in supporting local communities, rural livelihoods, women and the environment...

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Congo-Brazzaville president burns five tonnes of ivory in fight against poachers

The Guardian Thursday 30th April, 2015: Denis Sassou Nguesso sets pile of elephant tusks ablaze as conservationists urge Africans to ‘get angrier’ about impact of poaching...

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Upcoming Events

22.05.2015 - 22.05.2015 Forest Biotech for Smallholders
05.10.2015 - 11.10.2015 Forum ATIBT , Milan, Italy
05.10.2015 - 06.10.2015 15th CGE Meeting
06.10.2015 - 10.10.2015 42nd Session of the IPCC
12.10.2015 - 23.10.2015 UNCCD COP 12
19.10.2015 - 23.10.2015 ADP 4
26.10.2015 - 29.10.2015 IEA Bioenergy Conference 2015
15.11.2015 - 16.11.2015 G20 2015 Leaders' Summit
30.11.2015 - 11.12.2015 UNFCCC COP 21
05.12.2015 - 06.12.2015 Global Landscapes Forum 2015

Job offers

Call for applications -COMIFAC-PREREDD: Recruitment of Individual Consultant, Junior Technical Assistant in charge of forest carbon measurement and monitoring for the Regional Project REDD +

... In general, the Consultant shall perform the following tasks, but are not limited to: i) monitor the work developed allometric equations (Component 2b) of those launched with envelopes countries (Component 1c); ii) follow-up studies on the measurement of biomass (Component 3b) and iii) support for the management of the Project Etc. ...

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WWF-Call for applications: WWF Gabon is seeking a consultant to develop a guide...

WWF Gabon is seeking a consultant to develop a guide detailing the skills, powers, duties and responsibilities of various groups involved in wildlife law enforcement (Forestry and Water Resources, Customs, Police, Gendarmerie). ..

 

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AWF -Manager, Wildlife Law Enforcement

AWF is seeking a high performing and motivated professional to be primarily responsible for implementing AWF's Wildlife Trafficking Law Enforcement Action Plan and serving as the technical lead on AWF activities to stop illegal movements of wildlife products within and from Africa...

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The Janes Goodall Institute-Job Opportunity: Project Officer, Democratic Republic of Congo

The Project Officer will join the team in the DRC, and focus on coordinating the implementation of the Great Apes Conservation Action Plan for eastern DRC, as well as supporting the management of ongoing grants. The successful candidate will be primarily responsible for managing all reporting requirements under at least three grants.  The candidate will also play an important role in tracking results under these projects and uploading them into JGI's monitoring and evaluation data base.  Field visits to South Kivu and Maniema provinces are anticipated in order to monitor project progress, verify project data and meet with the partners.

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WWF-CALL FOR APPLICATIONS

WWF is currently seeking the services of a consultant with expertise in workshop facilitation and a good knowledge on the ESIA and ESMP process in Cameroon. The consultant will facilitate a workshop on the Effectiveness of Cameroon’s EIA scheduled for the 16 – 19 of June in Ebolowa.

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WWF-Call for applications

In the context of the Programme de Conservation de la Biodiversité en Afrique Centrale (PCBAC), WWF informs you that the following positions are now open: A Principal Technical Adviser to be based in Garoua (Cameroon); A Technical Adviser - Central African Republic, to be based in Bangui (CAR). The incumbent will report to the Principal Technical Adviser...

 

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ZSL-Position: Call for applications: Position: ZSL Programme Manager - East and South East Asia

Location: ZSL London Zoo

Closing Date: is Midnight Wednesday 6th May 2015.

Anticipated Interview Date: W/c: 11th March.

 

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Vacancy: Convention on Biological Diversity/ deadline for applications is 23thApril

The Convention on Biological Diversity is now advertising a position as individual contractor to support the implementation of the Nagoya Protocol on Access and Benefit-sharing, based in Montreal, Canada.  The position is for nine months over a twelve-month period to provide general support to the Nagoya Protocol programme of work...

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COMIFAC - REDD+ Regional Project Management Unit: NOTICE OF CALL FOR EXPRESSIONS OF INTEREST No.001/ASMI/SE/COMIFAC/CRREDD+/SPM/2015

Recruitment of a consultant to conduct a detailed study of the drivers and agents of deforestation and forest degradation, including an analysis of the role of industrial logging as a driver of deforestation and forest degradation in the Central African Republic ...

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WWF-Call for applications: Central Africa Forest Program Coordinator

WWF is seeking a Central Africa Forest Program Coordinator, who will ensure the effective development, implementation and monitoring of the sub-regional and national forest components of the Central Africa Forest Strategy.

 

 

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WWF seeks a Salonga National Park Manager

The SNP (Salonga National Park) Manager will supervise the implementation of multiple activities in the SNP and will be in charge of elaborating the joint-management procedure...

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WWF-CALL FOR APPLICATIONS - project management professional

We are looking for candidates whose qualifications and experiences meet specific management requirements of WWF in order to strengthen project management capacities and fill upcoming vacancies across central Africa. 

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CEW-Call for application: Antenna Chef / Secretary / Driver

CEW is recruiting for the following positions: A CEW Dibang Antenna Chef (junior staff); a Secretary (Executive Assistant) and a driver.

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