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Welcome to the 18th Meeting of Partners (MOP) of CBFP (Congo Basin Forest Partnership), 27 to 28 November 2018 in Brussels, Kingdom of Belgium. For further information on the program, Streams and Related Meetings, invitations, exhibition spaces, logistics ... please consult: the CBFP website Partners' Meeting.

CBFP News

A new member of the great CBFP family: Welcome to VLIR-UOS!!!

Brussels, 06 November 2018; VLIR-UOS has officially joined the Congo Basin Forest Partnership (CBFP). As part of the application process, VLIR-UOS has submitted the required documents and agreed to abide by the CBFP members’ cooperation framework in promoting sustainable management of forest ecosystems in Central Africa.

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Traffic: The Wildlife trade in Belgium: An analysis of CITES data on the trade and seizures - New study shines spotlight on Belgium's role as a major wildlife trade center

The new study entitled “the Wildlife Trade in Belgium: An Analysis of CITES Trade and Seizure Data”, looks at the trade in species listed in the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora. (CITES) and builds on previous studies that identify Belgium as a major destination and transit point for the species, especially moving from Africa to Asia.
 

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REPORT Sub-regional preparatory workshop for future UNFCCC meetings (Kribi, Republic of Cameroon: 16 - 18 October 2018)

The sub-regional preparatory workshop for future meetings of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) was held from 16 to 18 October 2018 at the FRAMOTEL Hotel in Kribi, Cameroon. The workshop was organized by the Central African Forest Commission (COMIFAC), with financial and technical support from the Japanese International Cooperation Agency (JICA) and the German International Cooperation Agency (GIZ).
 

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ITTC 54- Civil society panel calls for stronger role for women in forestry sector

“Women’s role in managing forests other natural resources can no longer be forgotten or overlooked,” said Rosalie Matondo, Minister of Forest Economy of the Republic of Congo, in a video played during a round table conference on Women, Forests and the ITTO, at the 54th session of the International Tropical Timber Council.

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FODER: 2018 evaluation report on the implementation of ANNEX VII of the VPA-FLEGT in Cameroon

How much information on Annex VII of the VPA in Cameroon is being published? This was assessed by the Forestry and Rural Development Association in a recent report, which is available for download ...

 

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ClientEarth: The CBFP’s new partner. Welcome to our new member!!!

Brussels, 6 November 2018: ClientEarth has officially joined the Congo Basin Forest Partnership (CBFP). As part of the application process, ClientEarth submitted the required documents and agreed to abide by the CBFP members’ cooperation framework in promoting sustainable management of forest ecosystems in Central Africa.

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President Idriss Deby ITNO grants audience to CBFP Facilitator, Minister of State François-Xavier de Donnea

N’Djamena, 23 October 2018The Minister of State François-Xavier de Donnea, Facilitator of the Kingdom of Belgium for the Congo Basin Forest Partnership, the Executive Secretary of COMIFAC Mr Ndomba Ngoye Raymond and the Co-Facilitator, Mr Maxime Nzita met his Excellency Mr Idriss Deby ITNO, President of the Republic of Chad.   

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Welcome to our new partner Hasselt University!!!

Brussels, 06 November 2018, Hasselt University has officially joined the members of the Congo Basin Forests Partnership (CBFP). As part of the accession process, Hasselt University submitted the required documents and agreed to abide by the CBFP members’ cooperation framework in promoting sustainable management of forest ecosystems in Central Africa.

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Upcoming Events

World Soil Day 2018

Job offers

WWF: Terms of Reference Institutional capacity strengthening for local partners around the Campo Ma’an National Park (CMNP)

WWF is looking for a qualified consultant. The goal of this assignment is to strengthen the institutional capacity of WWF local partners in the Campo-Ma’an landscape on aspects of organizational governance including cooperation formation, strategic and business planning as well as resource mobilization, in order for them to sustainably continue and carry out the project goals and its related activities after the closure of the project.

 

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Case Management and Advisory Services Officer - BCRM

The Case Management and Advisory Services Officer will provide support to the Director of BCRM in the registration and management of incoming Requests, and in the delivery of BCRM’s advisory services  in line with the Officer’s duties and responsibilities described below....Closing date: 29/11/2018

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Chief Forestry Officer - ECNR

As part of the ANRC, the Chief Forestry Officer will: Provide strategic advice to the director and operational leadership to forestry experts and consultants responsible for producing policy briefs, conduct periodic country sector studies and designing toolkits to generate the knowledge necessary to support RMCs capacity building programs...Closing date: 01/12/2018

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AWF-Public-Private Partnership Finance Expert (AWF)

As the position title implies, the PPP Finance Expert’s responsibilities are at the nexus of financial mobilization, financial operations, marketing and analyses in both the private and public sectors, hence requiring a combination of multiple skills to be successful.  The main responsibilities will be the need to maximize the use of tools/instruments employed to manage investment risk in the financial markets with the institutional policy-driven objectives of the AUSIF/AWF.  Furthermore, structuring PPP deals will require balancing transaction/project-specific operational work with policy advocacy, outreach, communications and coordination of events and functions, which implies being able to effectively work with a wide range of methods, procedures and processes.

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ADB-Director, Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency - PERN0

The Director has overall responsibility for the Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency Directorate (PERN) and will have the mandate to support the Bank’s Regional Member Countries, and African sub regions, to develop renewable energy, energy efficiency and clean cooking as part of their energy systems – through a combination of public and private sector operations.  The Director will supervise the Division Managers for Renewable Energy, Energy Efficiency and Clean Cooking and Energy Initiatives in this role to (i) promote the development of renewable energy across the African continent and position the Bank as a knowledge and thought leader on renewable energy, (ii) promote energy efficiency along with clean cooking and (iii) implement various initiatives with RMCs, donors and other stakeholders. Closing date: 13/12/2018

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Senior scientist, expert in "Participatory management of hunting and fishing"

The EU project "Sustainable wildlife management to improve the living conditions of local communities" seeks an experienced senior scientist for its Lastoursville site, who is committed to rural fieldwork and engagement of local communities in the concerted management of natural resources (hunting and fishing). Your main responsibility will be to implement activities aimed at balancing food security issues with wildlife conservation challenges through sustainable and legal exploitation of wild fauna populations.

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WWF: Capacity Building on Climate Change Adaptation (CCA) and Vulnerability Assessment(VA), Cameroon Terms of References.

The workshop aims at providing participants with the required basic knowledge about CC, CCA and VA, including methodology and tools, focusing largely on the mangroves ecosystem. More specifically, the consultant will be required to cover the following aspect of the training… Application Deadline: 30th October, 2018.

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Gabon Programme Manager

Space for Giants is recruiting a Programme Manager to oversee the development and implementation of the Human-Elephant Conflict (HEC) Mitigation Project to be delivered through The Giants Club Initiative in Gabon. Project delivery will take place in partnership with the Agence Nationale des Parcs Nationaux (ANPN) to secure the livelihoods of local farmers and promote protection for elephants.

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