Draft of Official Programme:  17th Meeting of Parties of the Congo Basin Forest Partnership, 24 to 27 October 2017, Douala, Cameroon, Sawa Hotel.

Draft of Official Programme:  17th Meeting of Parties of the Congo Basin Forest Partnership, 24 to 27 October 2017, Douala, Cameroon, Sawa Hotel. Please download the Draft of Official Programme...

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UE Forest Watch: October 2017

Scientists raise the alarm over recent EU climate policy proposals… ICAO biofuel plans are a Trojan horse for palm oil.. Commission comments on palm oil offer hope: Now EU should deliver on deforestation…

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conservationandsociety: Not Seeing the Cattle for the Elephants: The Implications of Discursive Linkages between Boko Haram and Wildlife Poaching in Waza National Park, Cameroon

The decline of wildlife in Central and West African border parks has been directly linked to Islamic terrorism in the region in media and government discourse. Using Waza National Park in the Far North Region of Cameroon as a case study, we show that wildlife declines in the park long preceded the appearance of Boko Haram, the extremist group best known for kidnapping over 200 girls in northern Nigeria. We also show that there is no evidence that Boko Haram are using wildlife products from the park to sustain their operations.

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Theconversation: Why blaming ivory poaching on Boko Haram isn’t helpful

In 2016, as part of a ceremony in Cameroon’s capital Yaoundé, 2 000 elephant tusks were burned to demonstrate the country’s commitment to fight poaching and illegal trade in wildlife. US Ambassador to the United Nations Samantha Power gave a speech at the event linking poaching to terrorism.

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Environmental Policy and Governance: An Assessment Framework for Benefit Sharing Mechanisms to Reduce Emissions from Deforestation and Forest Degradation within a Forest Policy Mix

Policy instruments for implementing the Reducing Emissions from Deforestation and Forest Degradation and the enhancement of forest carbon stocks (REDD+) mechanism operate within an orchestra of policy mixes that affect the forest and other land sectors. How will policymakers choose between the myriad of options for distributing REDD+ benefits, and be able to evaluate its potential effectiveness, efficiency and equity (3Es)? This is a pressing issue given the results-based aspect of REDD+.

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thegef: Listening to our Land: Stories of Resilience

“…With the knowledge we are gaining, we will become better land and natural resource managers, because we’re understanding how we need to treat our land, and the plants and animals on it.”

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IITA: Stakeholders strategize ways to prevent MLN in West Africa

7 October 2017. Stakeholders came together in a workshop to discuss and prioritize action plans for preventive control of the Maize Lethal Necrosis (MLN) in maize production, on 26 September at IITA, Ibadan.

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IITA: New app diagnoses crop diseases in the field and alerts rural farmers

29 September 2017 The team behind a new mobile app that uses artificial intelligence to accurately diagnose crop diseases in the field has won a $US100,000 award to help expand their project to help millions of small-scale farmers across Africa.

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thegef: New commitments made at 2017 Our Ocean conference

The 2017 conference, which was hosted by the European Union, and took place in Malta on October 5th and 6th, saw a renewed global commitment to six areas – marine protected areas, sustainable fisheries, marine pollution, maritime security, sustainable blue economy, and climate change.  The theme of the conference – “An Ocean for Life” – serves as a reminder that while more than 3 billion people directly depend on the seas for their livelihoods, their continued vitality indirectly impacts everyone.

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Job offers

WWF: Salonga Program Assistant

WWF-DRC is looking for a Program Assistant for its Salonga Program to help achieve its new ambitious goals, and build a future where people live in harmony with nature. Deadline for applications: 29 October 2017

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WWF-Law Enforcement Advisor

WWF-DRC is recruiting the role of Law Enforcement Advisor for our programme in Democratic Republic of Congo to help us achieve our new ambitious goals, and build a future where people live in harmony with nature. Deadline for applications: 5 November 2017.

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WW Integrated Drivers Program

WWF Gabon is seeking to recruit an international consultant to develop a full proposal for an “Integrated Drivers Program”.  Applicants should submit their proposals (technical and financial proposals) in English or in French (if preferable) no later than 31 October 2017.

 

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UNDFS openings

The United Nations Department of Field Support (DFS) is seeking for qualified and committed officers for the following positions in its Offices:

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International scientific conference: “African forest-related policy and politics” 24 – 27 September 2018 in Yaoundé, Cameroon. Call for Abstracts – Save the Date

Please submit your abstracts (maximum 300 words) to iufroyaounde2018@gwdg.de before January 26, 2018. The scientific committee will transmit their decision by March 5, 2018. Authors of the selected abstracts will be invited to submit their full manuscripts to the conference organisers by July 12, 2018.

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African Wildlife Foundation (AWF): Community Officer, Location: Faro National Park. CLOSING DATE: October 13, 2017

The Community Officer, Faro National Park will work with the local communities and the pastoralists in promoting sustainable land use options that enhance conservation and build resilience of communities to the effects of climate change. This position will report to Cameroon Country Coordinator.

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