Proceedings and documentation of 15th CBFP Meeting of Partners - 17-20th June 2015 - Yaounde, Republic of Cameroon ...For more Information..., please click on the following link... CBFP Partners Meeting website

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...

CBFP News

WFC 2015 in Durban: Side event COMIFAC in collaboration with JICA and GIZ : “integrated management and monitoring of forests in Central Africa” on Wednesday 09 September 2015 at 19h45-21h00 at the Mystral Lower, Exhibition

On the occasion of the World Forestry Congress (WFC) in Durban, the Central African Forests Commission (COMIFAC)  in collaboration with JICA and GIZ  invites you to join our panel discussion on “integrated management and monitoring of forests in Central Africa” on Wednesday 09 September 2015 at 19h45-21h00  at the Mystral Lower, Exhibition...

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UN-FFD3 outcome sets positive tone for global change

The Addis Ababa Conference was the first in a series of landmark events leading up to the adoption of a new development agenda and a universal agreement on climate change by the end of this year. The successful outcome gave important positive momentum to the last stretch of negotiations on the post-2015 development agenda, which culminated on 2 August with a final draft of the Sustainable Development Goals to be adopted by Member States at the Sustainable Development Summit in September in New York.

 

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UN-Consensus Reached on New Sustainable Development Agenda to be adopted by World Leaders in September

Ambitious new agenda would end poverty by 2030 and universally promote shared economic prosperity, social development and environmental protection. The 193 Member States of the United Nations reached agreement today on the outcome document that will constitute the new sustainable development agenda that will be adopted this September by world leaders at the Sustainable Development Summit in New York.

 

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World Forestry Congress 2015: PPECF-COMIFAC: Side Event COMIFAC, Session n ° 2: 'Promotion of forest governance in Central Africa' - Tuesday, September 08, 19: 45 - 21:00, at the "Coast of Dreams, Exhibition Centre"

This Side event will provide the opportunity to present some of these challenges and alternatives through practitioner’s information and then discuss to open the reflection on the possibilities of reconciling the interests of all parties... The main objective of the session therefore present and discuss the COMIFAC and efforts of the countries of Central Africa for the sustainable management of the forests of the Congo basin and the well-being of indigenous peoples...

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Central Africa: Minister Consult Ahead of Paris Meeting

Libreville (Gabon), 27 August 2015 - Holding of an ECCAS Ministers extraordinary meeting on climate change in a view to adopt a common position for Central Africa at the 21st Conference of the Parties (CoP 21) on climate change scheduled to hold from 30th November to 11 December 2015...

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GIZ-Access to the GCF for national institutions some lessons learned

GIZ’s Climate Finance Readiness Programme, are pleased to present a new factsheet about GIZ’s experience in supporting national institutions from developing countries to become accredited to the GCF...

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ZSL News from Cameroon-2015: YEAR OF THE pangolin

To read in the newsletter: IN THE DJA RESERVE How communities stood up against poaching; WILDLIFE WOOD PROJECT Tracking wildlife using SMART; NET-WORKS IN LAKE OSSA Lake Clean-ups bring profit to fishers...

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Session thématique - Stream 2: Conservation, Wildlife and Bushmeat – Central topic: “Conservation and sustainable use of wildlife” “How to optimize complementarity?”

Documentation now available -  Session thématique  -  Stream 2: Conservation, Wildlife and  Bushmeat –  Central topic: “Conservation and sustainable use of wildlife” “How to optimize complementarity?” - Chef de file : African Wildlife Fundation  - CIFOR...

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Upcoming Events

08.09.2015 - 12.09.2015 IISD-Solar World Congress 2015
05.10.2015 - 11.10.2015 Forum ATIBT , Milan, Italy
05.10.2015 - 06.10.2015 15th CGE Meeting
06.10.2015 - 10.10.2015 42nd Session of the IPCC
12.10.2015 - 23.10.2015 UNCCD COP 12
19.10.2015 - 23.10.2015 ADP 4
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
16.01.2016 - 17.01.2016 Sixth Session of the IRENA Assembly
06.06.2016 - 09.06.2016 50th Meeting of the GEF Council

Job offers

The World Wide Fund for Nature seeks an Central Africa Coordinator for Wildlife Crime Prevention

WWF seeks an Central Africa Coordinator for Wildlife Crime Prevention who will provide dedicated anti-poaching and law enforcement support through accountability-focused partnership agreements with government agencies and performance based payments to key field actors. The incumbent will also build the internal capacity within national WWF offices to adequately support governments to better manage PAs and conduct effective anti-poaching operations. Location: Yaounde, Cameroon. Deadline for applications: 14th September 2015.

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iisd-Climate Change jobs vacancies update

A weekly compilation of job announcements recently posted to the Climate Change Policy & Practice jobs listing from our CLIMATE-L community subscribers. Latest Climate Change Job Vacancies - 27 August 2015.

 

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Job vacancies : RSPB- Technical Advisor - Operations, Location: Sierra Leone, Closing date: 15 September 2015

The RSPB is seeking a dynamic Technical Advisor for Operations to provide technical and operational support to the Programme to deliver the objectives of a REDD Project.

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Job vacancies : RSPB- Project Manager, Location: Sierra Leone, Closing date: 15 September 2015

The RSPB is seeking a dynamic Project Manager-Rainforest Friendly Cocoa to manage the day-to-day strategic and operational implementation to deliver the objectives of a the Rainforest Friendly Cocoa Project.

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TRAFFIC office for East/Southern Africa in Dar es Salaam / Tanzania is looking for a Programme manager for Wildlife Trade

We are looking for you: The East-African office of TRAFFIC needs your expertise for the abatement of illegal trade of wildlife products. TRAFFIC was founded in 1976 by WWF and IUCN to analyse the trade of wildlife products and to promote relative protection measures. Against the background of raising figures related to poaching of “flagship species” such as elephants and rhinoceros and the increasing trade of ivory and rhino horn products TRAFFIC plans to intensify research activities and protection measures to diminish the actual negative trends. In addition, you will contribute to elaborate innovative concepts for improved stakeholder cooperation and campaigns against illegal wildlife trade. Closing date 25th September 2015

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Invitation to Tender-Design, Develop and Deliver an Online Resource Bank and Decision Making Tool to Support Best Practice Approaches in Changing Illegal Wildlife Product Consumer Behaviour

The “Online Resource Bank and Decision Making Tool” should be structured within a site architecture that facilitates clear decision-making by those with a stake or mandate in delivering strategic approaches to consumer behavioural change to reduce demand for threatened species products. Closing date: 14th September 2015

 

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FAO Call for applications: Forestry Officer (FLEGT Private Sector Specialist), Duty Station: Rome, Italy, deadline For Application: 7 October 2015.

Specific functions: Conduct country level assessment and stock taking of past and current private sector support initiatives under FLEGT related programmes and assess domestic market dynamics, barriers to formal production and possible incentives for legal production within the informal forest-related sectors; Based on the assessment results, develop a programme wide strategic plan to support greater inclusion of the private sector in FLEGT processes…

 

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FAO-FLEGT: Calls for concept notes

FAO FLEGT Programme is now accepting concept notes from government institutions, civil society and private sector organizations in countries engaged in VPAs. Grants of up to EUR 100 000 are available through the call. Projects should also be aligned with the priorities of the ongoing VPA process in the targeted country. All eligible applicants are invited to submit concept notes before the 30th of September, 2015.

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Call for applications: Recruitment of six (06) individual accounting consultants for landscape-based offices of PACEBCo Program Management Unit.

Within the framework of its implementation, the Congo Basin Ecosystems Conservation Support Program (PACEBCo), through ECCAS, is recruiting on behalf of the Central African Forest Commission (COMIFAC), six (06) individual accounting consultants, one (01) for each of the landscapes listed below...

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Call for applications-Director, Africa Program.Location: Arusha or Seronera/Serengeti, Tanzania

This position is an exciting opportunity for an experienced wildlife conservation enthusiast to further shape and grow the outreach and impact of an international conservation organization. The successful candidate has an advanced academic degree in Natural Resource Management or a related field, and an excellent track record in managing multifaceted conservation programs in Africa including the financial responsibility for large budgets. 

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Call for applications- Wildlife Crime Technology Project Intern. Location: Washington, DC

A successful candidate will be a junior or senior in college, or a graduate student; have strong research, writing, and communication skills; database experience; knowledge of social networking and online community management; and the ability to work both independently and as part of a team. Background in web design, engineering, conservation, and international experience preferred. This internship is an excellent opportunity to engage with conservation practitioners; learn about WWF and its projects; and explore and communicate on innovative technology tools to fight wildlife crime.

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Call for applications- Congo Basin Regional Coordinator, Global Forest Watch. Location: Kinshasa, DRC

WRI seeks a full-time Congo Basin Regional Coordinator to lead development of national strategies and manage on-the-ground implementation of Global Forest Watch (GFW) activities across six countries in Central Africa.  The Regional Coordinator will also be responsible for high-level oversight and management of WRI's regional office in Kinshasa, DRC.  WRI-GFW's objectives in the Congo Basin focus on working across stakeholder groups and through partnerships to improve land-use decision-making and forest resource monitoring... 

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Call for applications- Progam Officer. Location: Goma, DRC

The Program Officer is a full time position located in the JGI office in Goma, DRC. The office is located in Goma center and consists of 15 employees. The DRC team consists of a program team who spend 50% of their time working away from the office in field sites or representing the program nationally and internationally, and a finance and administrative team who support program activities...

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Call for applications-Executive Director. Location: Goma, DRC

The Executive Director is a full time position assigned to the Jane Goodall Institute (JGI) Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC).  The JGI DRC office is located in Goma and currently consists of 15 employees.  The Executive Director will provide oversight of all JGO programs, activities, staff and budgets in the DRC, with technical, administrative and managerial support provided by JGI Africa Programs USA. This portfolio includes but is not limited to landscape scale ecosystem conservation, chimpanzee conservation, community-centered conservation, and environmental education.

 

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