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...


Stories of change: Mainstreaming biodiversity and development

The stories come from five of the member countries in the African Leadership Group of the NBSAPs 2.0 Mainstreaming Biodiversity and Development project, facilitated by IIED and UNEP-WCMC, led by Steve Bass. They are based on interviews conducted by Rosalind Goodrich and Emily Benson from IIED.

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High-Level Event “Towards Thematic Reviews for an Integrated Follow-Up & Review of the 2030 Agenda”

On Friday morning, participants discussed concrete actions and recommendations to inform the High-Level Political Forum (HLPF) negotiations. Jes Weigelt, IASS, recalled that thematic reviews are uncharted territory and offer room for input. Ivonne Lobos Alva, IASS, outlined suggested recommendations, including: encouraging member states to support the draft resolution and proposed themes for review in 2017-2019; encouraging the use of informal processes and reports; and encouraging member states to consider adding principles for the inclusion of stakeholders in voluntary national reviews.

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2016 High-Level Political Forum on Sustainable Development (HLPF 2016) Ensuring that No One is Left Behind.

The 2016 meeting of the High-Level Political Forum on Sustainable Development (HLPF) concluded on Wednesday, following two sessions on Voluntary National Reviews (VNRs) in the morning, a session on “Prospects for the future: projections, scenarios and new and emerging issues” in the afternoon, and the general debate.

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cbd/Global Biodiversity Outlook 4

Global Biodiversity Outlook (GBO) is the flagship publication of the Convention on Biological Diversity. It is a periodic report that summarizes the latest data on the status and trends of biodiversity and draws conclusions relevant to the further implementation of the Convention.

Read more … experience, gaining knowledge

“International Combating Desertification Training” was held in Konya, Mersin, and Adana, Turkey from 30 May to 5 June, 2016. The training course was conducted by the Ministry of Forestry and Water Affairs, supported by Turkish Cooperation and Coordination Agency (TIKA). 68 participants attended to the Training Course from 29 African Countries. 

Read more … Drought Conference 15-19 August, Windhoek, Namibia

The government of Namibia is hosting an African Drought Conference which will take place at the Windhoek Country Club Resort from 15-19 August 2016. The conference is one of the distinct outcomes of the Namib Declaration adopted at the UNCCD COP 11/Decision 36 which emphasized a stronger UNCCD for land degradation neutrality with increasing focus on mitigating the impacts of droughts and the development of national drought policies. The conference will involve a technical segment scheduled for 15 to 17 August and a high level segment from 18 to 19 August, involving responsible Ministers from all over Africa.

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Helping developing countries build resilience and adapt to climate change : How to Apply for Project Funding

Eligible parties seeking financial resources from the Adaptation Fund must submit their project and programme proposals directly through accredited National, Regional, or Multilateral Implementing Entities. If you represent an institution that is interested in becoming accredited, please visitAccreditation page.

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GCF: Request for Proposals: GCF Funding Modalities

During its 13th Meeting, 28-30 June 2016, the GCF Board endorsed a Request for Proposals (RFP) to identify qualified financial institutions that will undertake the design, implementation and management of strong, high-impact projects and programmes in support of micro-, small- and medium-sized enterprises (MSMEs) in the climate space. The deadline for the receipt of concept notes for the first RFP is
30 August 2016. See the RFP for full details.

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Upcoming Events

51st Meeting of the GEF Council

Job offers

GCF launches Executive Director recruitment process

SONGDO, 15 JUL 2016. The Board of the Green Climate Fund (GCF) has launched the process to recruit a new Executive Director for the GCF Secretariat and invites applications for all interested individuals. The closing date for all applications is Friday, 12 August 2016 at 24.00h Korean Standard Time (KST).

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WWF-Technical Advisor - Jengi TNS Lobeke Programme

we are looking for a dynamic and committed Technical Advisor - Jengi TNS Lobeke Programme, for the Cameroon Country Programme Office. The incumbent is assisting the Programme Manager in providing technical and scientific advice on the overall development and implementation of the Lobeke Programme, in line with the Management Plan of Lobeke National Park, and the WWF Cameroon Country conservation Strategy.


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Call for proposals : To host a side event and exhibit in the Africa Pavilion Marrakesh, Morocco 7th – 18th November 2016

While Side Events are an excellent means to communicate progress on selected initiatives and, feedback from the Africa Pavilion in COP21 was that there were too many of them from which to choose, it is therefore strongly advised that suggested fewer and more linked/or coordinated events will have to be organised at Africa Pavilion during COP22. It is important to note that the proposing organization will serve as the lead organizer and responsible for everything during the side event.

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Validation of the Payment for Ecosystem Services (PES) project implemented in 04 community forest, in the Ngoyla Sub-division, in Cameroon

The selected validator must produce a validation report based on information collected both in the PES projects documents and the field and transmit it to Plan Vivo Foundation. Email a C.V and a cover letter to cc The subject should read PES project Validator. Deadline for application: 5 th August 2016

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WRI Manager, Forest Transparency Initiative, Application deadline: July 31, 2016

The FTI Manager will be based within WRI’s Forest Legality Initiative team – working closely with the WRI-led Global Forest Watch initiative.  The post will be based in either Washington D.C., Kinshasa, or Brazzaville, depending on unfolding demands of the position. The post will require travel within Central Africa, Europe, the United States and to other relevant timber export markets. 


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Nouveau concours MacArthur avec un prix de 100 millions USD pour résoudre un problème critique de notre temps.

Un nouveau concours lancé aujourd'hui attribuera une bourse de 100 millions USD à une seule proposition visant à contribuer à résoudre un problème critique qui touche les gens, les lieux, ou la planète. Le concours de la Fondation, appelé 100&Change, est ouvert aux organisations qui travaillent dans un domaine d'activité n'importe où. Les candidats doivent identifier à la fois le problème qu'ils tentent de résoudre et la solution qu'ils proposent. Les propositions concurrentielles devront être pertinentes, vérifiables, durables et réalisables.

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connect4climate/Film4Climate Global Video Competition

The Film4Climate Global Video Competition invites aspiring filmmakers from around the world to express their vision for a sustainable future by creating a short film or video about climate action. The competition calls on filmmakers to explore Climate Action, the 13th goal under the UN Sustainable Development Goals, emphasizing what individuals and communities around the world are doing to promote action, offer solutions and inspire positive change to combat climate change and its impacts.

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WWF-Terms of Reference Evaluation of the Central Africa Regional Forest Program

Due to time constraints and fund, the evaluators will have to travel to Cameroon and DRC and organise emeetings with forest officers and relevant stakeholders in the three other countries of the region. During his/her stay in the region the consultant will have interviews with key partners, including logging companies, forestry ministry officials, professional organisations like ATIBT, local stakeholders (NGOs, CBOs, etc.). The logistics around these meeting will be facilitated by Cameroon and DRC offices. The emeetings with the countries not visited will be facilitated by the RFO in collaboration by countries’ forest officers.

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