CBFP News

FSC: Looking back to the FSC General Assembly 2017

 The sustainable development goals (SDO) offer businesses a unique opportunity to engage with making a positive change for people and the planet in a clear and structured way. But what are the business aspects of the objectives? And why FSC should play a role in achieving them? Please click here for more information.

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EU: The Congo Basin: Toward pooling efforts in the fight against the illegal timber trade and illegal logging

In mid-November 2017, the city of Yaoundé hosted a regional conference on illegal logging. The event was supported by the European Union, in the framework of the "Citizens’ Voice for Change: Forest observation in the Congo Basin” Project, an independent forestry observation initiative. It was thus the first gathering of law enforcement authorities and non-State actors to create synergy in actions to tackle illegal activities hampering development in the sector.

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Launch of ECOFAC6 Program (Cameroon component) and RIOFAC project

On 25 October, a meeting to launch the Cameroon component of the ECOFAC6 Program took place alongside the 17th meeting of the Congo Basin Forest Partnership in Douala. This component which will take up 10 billion CFA francs (12.5 million Euros) of the 40 billion earmarked for Central Africa, aims to step up protection of forest ecosystems notably by providing assistance to the Dja and Faro parks, and the Observatory of Central African Forests". For more information on the OFAC support project.

 

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R20 Regions of Climate Action: An opportunity to develop the green economy in Central Africa

During the 17th Meeting of the Parties to the Congo Basin Forest Partnership (CBFP) held in Douala, Cameroon from 24 to 27 October 2017, the R20 regions of Climate Action marked its arrival in the Congo Basin by hosting a side event on 25 October 2017 entitled “R20 regions of Climate Action”: An opportunity to develop the green economy in Central Africa

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9th edition of International Seminar of Secretariat for Environmental Assessment in Central Africa (SEEAC), Brazzaville, 07 to 08 December 2017

The 9th edition of the SEEAC seminar and the 4th edition of the UNESCO-CNEE-SEEAC regional training course will take place in Congo Brazzaville from 07 to 08 December 2017. The seminar aims to recall the role of environmental assessment in the implementation of the national climate programs which are also known as the NDCs, and thus make them important bridges towards sustainable development.

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FAO presents advances in participatory forestry in Central Africa achieved by three projects funded by Global Environment Fund and remaining issues.

In line with the international commitments and policies of Central African States relating to biodiversity conservation and food and nutritional security of people who depend on forest products for their livelihoods, a few Central African countries are taking part in pilot tests aimed at demonstrating the likelihood of participatory management being a viable option towards preserving the functioning, integrity and biodiversity of forest ecosystems in the Congo Basin.

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Nouabalé-Ndoki National Park, Monthly update Octobre 2017

This last month, about 100 fishermen along the Sangha River received training by the Park Management Unit on the construction and use of Chorkor ovens, promoting a fish-smoking technique that maximizes its conservation and helps reducing of harvest rates on fishery resources.

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COP23: Italy and UN Launch Fellowship Programme for Climate Vulnerable Countries

UN Climate Change News, Bonn, Nov 16 – The Government of Italy and UN Climate Change have signed a new Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to launch a new Fellowship Programme aimed at strengthening the institutional capacity of the Small Island Developing States (SIDS) and the Least Developed Countries (LDCs) to respond to the challenges arising from climate change.

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Upcoming Events

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UICN:Technical Officer for the Protected Areas Observatory, BIOPAMA Programme. Closing date: 22 December 2017

The Technical Officer’s (TO) role will be to carry out the mission of observation of the Protected Areas carried out by OFAC on behalf of the COMIFAC, under the joint supervision of the Regional Coordinator of the RIOFAC support project to OFAC and the Coordinator of the IUCN Regional program for Protected Areas and Biodiversity. The TO will be IUCN full staff, seconded at OFAC in Yaoundé. She/He will work closely with the Observatory technicians, the JRC regional web developer seconded at OFAC, the IUCN, OFAC, RAPAC and JRC teams on site and abroad.

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Call for application: WWF Prince Bernhard Scholarships for Nature Conservation (PBS) 2018

With the generous support of The 1001: A Nature Trust, the aim of the WWF Prince Bernhard Scholarships is to provide financial support to individuals who wish to pursue short-term professional training or formal studies that will help them contribute more effectively to conservation efforts in their country. Deadline: The deadline for application to this program is January 13, 2018.

 

 

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Call for tenders: TECHNICAL SUPPORT TO LAND USE PLANNING IN DRC AND CAMEROON

The consultant will support the work of the DRC Programmes team on work related to participatory land use planning in DRC, which will be implemented in synergy with projects on community forests in the region. Closing date: 8th December 2017.

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RFUK INTERNSHIP: Research support for study on infrastructure developments in the Congo Basin

We are looking for an intern to undertake and support desk research on a number of pre-identified ongoing and planned infrastructure projects, under the supervision of RFUK’s policy team.Closing date: 20th November 2017

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WWF: Recruitment of a Consultant for evaluating a field conservation program in the Complex of Protected Areas of Gamba (Gabon).

WWF Gabon is seeking an international consultant to undertake the evaluation of a WWF funded field conservation program in the southern of Gabon (Complex of Protected Areas of Gamba Landscape). All candidates interested in conducting this evaluation on a consultant basis should submit, no later than 30 November 2017...

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Central African countries are invited to submit proposals to the Adaptation Fund

The deadline for submitting proposals is January 15th. The designated national authorities (focal points) of adaptation funds that are called upon to work in synergy with national implementation entities identified in the preparation of such proposals ....

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europeaid/news: Faces2Hearts - Travel far, get closer

We are looking for 4 bloggers in total (our faces) with one face to be selected from each of 4 global regions (Africa, Asia-Pacific, Europe and Latin America). Each winning face will travel and meet fascinating people within his or her own region, except for the European blogger who will be travelling in Eastern & Southern Africa.

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Career Opportunities: Marine Technical Advisor Location: Pointe-Noire, Republic of the Congo

The Wildlife Conservation Society is looking to fill a Marine Technical Advisor position. She/He will support a team of government and other NGO partners in the design, evaluation and implementation of a marine spatial plan. The Marine Technical Advisor will coordinate and support the design of a national fisheries strategy, as well as a national plan of action to address illegal unreported and unregulated fishing with the Direction of Fisheries.

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