24 October: World Development Information Day

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Dzanga Sangha Protected Areas : Newsletter October 2019

Although we are in the rainy season, the rain this month has been especially intense. We recorded 310 mm of rainfall as compared to 230mm in October last year. This makes transport by boat easy as the river level has considerably risen, but circulation along the tracks in the Park has become somewhat complicated.

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SWM Programme - Newsletter Issue 3 - July to October 2019

The third issue of the newsletter of the Sustainable Wildlife Management (SWM) Programme has just been published. This issue presents the latest progress in the implementation of the programme from July to October 2019 across the thirteen countries covered by the Programme in the African, Caribbean and Pacific (ACP) group of States.

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Forest Watch The latest forest news November 2019

Read : Murder and illegal logging within the EU: Strong action is needed; Cocoa update: farmers in West Africa could benefit from higher cocoa prices; calls intensify for EU regulation; Support solidifies for an EU Due Diligence Regulation; BLOG: The Amazon and the Congo Basin: the same threats, the same battles...

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Coming full circle: Cameroon follows in footsteps of CAR and Chad, signs Specific Protocols!

It all began in December 2016 in Douala, Cameroon with the 1st Meeting of Country Experts in Cameroon, the CAR and Chad on the Development of Specific Protocols (SP) relating to the BSB Bi-national and Tripartite agreements on the fight against transboundary poaching, notably the Specific Anti-poaching Protocol  relating to the N’Djamena Tripartite Agreement between Cameroon, the CAR and Chad and the Specific Eco-development Protocol relating to the Bi-national  Cooperation Agreement between Cameroon and Chad.

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ITTO- More collaboration and participation needed to achieve the SFM in the Congo Basin

The Tokyo International Conference on development in Africa (TICAD) is an international meeting hosted by the Japanese government and jointly sponsored by the United Nations, the United Nations Development Program, the African Union Commission and the World Bank. Taking the floor during the opening of this ITTO event, Ms. Matondo pointed out that international partners can help the Congo Basin population to overcome various hurdles impeding the sub-region’s achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals 1 (zero poverty) 13 (Measures to combat climate change) and 15 (land life) using innovative technology, know-how, entrepreneurship and capacity building.

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COMIFAC- Shanghai international forum: COMIFAC goes on charm offensive

Shanghai, Republic of China, 21-25 October 2019- More than three hundred and fifty delegates including about sixty members of the International Technical Tropical Timber Association (ITTTA), sixty conference speakers and panelists took part in the 21st ITTTA forum. COMIFAC was represented at the gathering by Mr. Georges Moucharou, 2nd Technical Adviser at the Ministry of Forestry and Wildlife and representative of the Acting President, Raymond Ndomba Ngoye, Executive Secretary and Mr. Valery Tchuante, a monitoring and evaluation expert.

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COMIFAC member countries make progress and develop innovations in implementing Nagoya Protocol

30 September to 1st October 2019, Douala Cameroon-: Sub-regional experience-sharing forum on ABS held between COMIFAC researchers and the Japanese private sector.

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African biodiversity highly valued at sub-regional experience-sharing forum on ABS between COMIFAC researchers and the Japanese private sector.

Douala, Cameroon, 30 September- 1st October 2019 “The sub-regional Convergence Plan projects a 25% increase in absolute terms in the forestry-environment sector’s contribution to the GDP of the COMIFAC countries by 2025” said Mr. Ludovic ITSOUA MADZOUS, Deputy Executive Secretary of COMIFAC, as he welcomed the holding of the first meeting between a developed country and researchers of the Central African countries.

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WWF Call - New Deal for Nature and People Intern

WWF is looking for a local intern for its New Deal for Nature and People programme in Cameroon! Location:  Yaoundé, Cameroon. Please complete the online application form and send it to yvp@wwfint.org by 20 November 2019.

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WWF Call-Africa Policy and Partnership Intern

WWF is recruiting a local intern for the Policy and Partnership Department for a 6-months to be based in Cameroon! Assignment dates: January 2020  to June 2020. Deadline of applications: 20 November 2019.

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The World Wide Fund for Nature seeks a Project Manager, New Deal for Nature and People

The New Deal initiative will support WWF Cameroon to contribute to stopping global biodiversity decline and promoting a New Deal to improve the integration of biodiversity in public and private decisions.  The Biodiversity Engagement Facilitation initiative complements the New Deal. It will support WWF Cameroon to engage stakeholders to contribute to bending the curve on biodiversity decline by setting national and sectoral voluntary contributions. Collectively, the two initiatives will support scientific studies, training champions and CSOs ad collaborating with them to raise public awareness and advocate for political and business adherence to the New Deal, facilitating high level dialogue. Deadline for applications: November 17th, 2019.

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Conservation International is seeking consultants

Conservation International is seeking consultants in Ghana, Dominican Republic, Peru, Brazil, Republic of Congo, Costa Rica and Colombia to analyze enabling and limiting factors for climate, forest and land use strategies and plans, and to conduct a country investment readiness assessment. Applications are due by 25 November 2019.

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Job opportunity: Project Manager at TRAFFIC – Angola

The successful candidate will manage a comprehensive capacity building project focussed on the training of Angolan investigators and, prosecutors and informing the judiciary on countering the national and cross-border illegal wildlife trade in that country. The executant will supervise and coordinate staff from our project partner ICCF who will implement a policy and legislation consultation with senior Angolan government legislators and policy makers. The AO Project Manager is a key contact point for project implementation and reporting. The AO Project Manager will report directly to the TSAf Senior Programme Coordinator and liaise closely with the USAID KAZA-CWCP Project Leader. Deadline for applications: 24th November 2019.

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AFORPOLIS Save the Date – Call for Abstracts

The African forest policies and Politics (AFORPOLIS) organisation, TROPENBOS International (TBI) and TROPENBOS Ghana (TBG) are organising the second social sciences conference on “African forest-related policies and politics” (AFORPOLIS conference 2020).

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TERMS OF REFERENCE (ToRs) WWF Cameroon-Participatory assessment of the vulnerability of TRIDOM communities to climate change

WWF CCPO seeks the services of a consultant to undertake community level vulnerability assessments in communities adjacent protected areas to assess direct impacts on people and their livelihoods and potential indirect impacts on biodiversity and ecosystems as communities cope with and adapt to impacts.

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Call for applications "Terre de Femmes - International Award 2020"

In its second year, the International Award will recognise a project led by a woman or group of women from an association or community network whose main objective relates directly to medicinal plants as part of a biodiversity approach.The call for application is opened until november 15, 2019.

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