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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...

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New edition of Infosylva

FAO in collaboration with Norway is developing a project to facilitate countries' access to important observation data and satellite imagery, as well as offering a User-friendly platform to both interpret and evaluate that data. …A Non Timber Forest Products (NTFP) project in Rwanda, promoted by FAO, aims to foster alternative uses of forests other than timber, to create employment and more sustainable livelihoods for local people…

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National-level corruption risks and mitigation strategies in the implementation of REDD+ in the Democratic Republic of the Congo: An overview of the current situation.

The Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) is one of the first REDD+ target countries due its huge forest ecosystem potential. Since 2011, the country has been creating key pieces of legislation as well as implementing REDD+ readiness activities and making pilot investments to mitigate some of the key drivers of deforestation and forest degradation identified in the country. Despite this progress, the country’s poor governance climate creates a significant challenge in future progress towards implementing REDD+. Endemic poverty, weak state authority, and widespread corruption characterize the DRC’s current political environment. It is within this socioeconomic and political backdrop that the REDD+ mechanism is expected to be implemented in the DRC...

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CIB Certificate Suspension Lifted

16 April 2015 (Bonn, Germany) – FSC confirms the lifting of the suspension of an FSC certificate owned by Congolaise Industrielle des Bois (CIB), a subsidiary of Olam International, for its Pokola and Kabo forest management units in the Republic of Congo (Brazzaville). The certificate was reinstated on 30 March 2015 following a temporary suspension...

 

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The Management and Business Plans of the Korup National Park, Cameroon goes under review.

This task will be performed by CLIM-DEV-CAM which recently completed Guidelines for the Sustainable Management of Non Timber Forest products in the same Park. The Korup National Park is managed as part of the Government Program for the Sustainable Management of Natural Resources [PSMNR].

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CBFP partners are mobilizing - Parallel Session 27 April 2015, Brazzaville, Congo.

International Conference on Illegal Exploitation and Trade in Wildlife and Forest products of Africa: April 27, 2015, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Brazzaville, Republic of Congo.

 

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IISD-Third Intergovernmental Negotiation on the Post-2015 Development Agenda

On Friday, delegates discussed how to take forward the proposed themes for the interactive dialogues at the September summit, the indicator framework, and how to deal with proposed tweaks to targets in the OWG proposal on SDGs. In their statements, many countries stressed that the OWG proposal should not be reopened, though they considered the possibility of some work limited to targets that still contained unspecified X% values.

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CIFOR-New research lab a boon for next generation of scientists in Congo Basin

Much attention and millions of dollars have been paid to determine how to mitigate and adapt to climate change in Central Africa’s Congo Basin. Now, there is a research facility worthy of that investment, the first of its kind in the region that will enable scientists to conduct greenhouse gas research specific to Central Africa. The new laboratory follows on the heels of a newly opened lab in Kenya—another first.

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MAKALA Project-ASSISTED NATURAL REGENERATION IN SLASH-AND-BURN AGRICULTURE: RESULTS IN THE DEMOCRATIC REPUBLIC OF THE CONGO

Human impacts on natural tropical forests in Central Africa are to a large extent linked to shifting cultivation and fuelwood extraction in peri-urban areas. This is especially true around the city of Kinshasa in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), which is why research was conducted in 2010 by the Makala Project in the city’s fuelwood supply basin. The aims were to adapt and test Assisted Natural Regeneration (ANR), improve slash-and burn crop systems and contribute to the enrichment of forest fallows. Prior to slashing and burning, useful trees were selected for protection. Then, during cropping, the germination and multiplication of stump shoots and root suckers from existing local forest species were promoted by selective weeding, thinning, and pruning. Monitoring of the test areas found low survival rates for old trees conserved before the land was slashed and burned, due to the difficulty of controlling the fires. This means that the technique can only be used for the edges of plots, by gradually enriching hedgerows....

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Upcoming Events

02.05.2015 - 04.05.2015 BUILDEXPO AFRICA, Nairobi, Kenya
05.05.2015 - 08.05.2015 INTERZUM , Cologne, Germany
11.05.2015 - 15.05.2015 SYLVA WOOD, Shanghai, China
11.05.2015 - 15.05.2015 LIGNA, Hannover, Germany
11.05.2015 - 15.05.2015 3rd World Teak Conference 2015
19.05.2015 - 22.05.2015 Forest Biotech for Smallholders
05.10.2015 - 11.10.2015 Forum ATIBT , Milan, Italy
12.10.2015 - 23.10.2015 UNCCD COP 12
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

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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ZSL-Call for applications: Country Coordinator (1 Year FTC)

Closing date for applications: 12th April 2015.

Anticipated interviews date: W/c. 20th April 2015

Location: Cameroon (Yaoundé)

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ZSL- Call for applications: Country Co-ordinator, Cameroon

This post will support the Country Manager and project staff with the development and implementation of the Cameroon Country Strategic Plan. The post will assist with project development, design, delivery and reporting. He/she will assist with maintaining existing, and developing new, relationships and partnerships with relevant stakeholders including Cameroonian authorities, donor agencies, local and international NGOs, private sector actors, research institutions and local communities. He/she will work to identify funding sources and secure funds through production and submission of proposals and reports to trusts, government bodies, businesses or individuals, as appropriate...

 

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Call for Applications: Tsavo Technical Adviser

Location: Tsavo (Kenya)

Closing Date: Midnight Sunday 29th March 2015

Anticipated Interview Date: W/c – 6th April

 

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RECRUITMENT NOTICE Support for the Analysis of the Allometric Equation Situation in DRC Kinshasa, DRC May/Jun – Aug 2015

Management and Engineering Technologies International, Inc. (METI), in collaboration with the US Forest Service (USFS), as a part of the US Agency for International Development’s bilateral programs in Central Africa (USAID/CARPE), seeks a short-term forest mensuration expert to suppor an Analysis of the Allometric Equation Situation in collaboration with the Ministère de l’Environnement et du Développent Durable (MEDD) Direction des Inventaires et Aménagement Forestiers (DIAF), Direction du Développent Durable (DDD) and other DRC partners.

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