World Wetlands Day 2 February 2017

World Wetlands Day (WWD)- Wetlands for Disaster Risk Reduction. WWD it marks the date of the adoption of the Convention on Wetlands on 2 February 1971 in the Iranian city of Ramsar.  Read more…

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 85 partners, including African countries, donor agencies and governments, international organizations, NGOs, scientific institutions and the private sector. Read more...

CBFP News

Newly appointed COMIFAC statutory staff take office in Yaoundé

ARTICLE 1: The following executives are appointed to respective statutory posts within COMIFAC...Please download below, Decision No. 001 / COMIFAC / Pr / CM / ORD / 16 on the appointment of COMIFAC statutory staff...

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Report on civil society participation in REDD+ and FLEGT

The report presents findings from an assessment study on the quality of participation of civil society actors in REDD+ (Reducing Emissions from Deforestation and Forest Degradation) and FLEGT VPA (Forest Law Enforcement, Governance and Trade – Voluntary Partnership Agreement) processes in four countries in Africa: Cameroon, Ghana, Liberia and the Republic of Congo.

 

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Draft 2-0 of Cameroon’s FSC standard open for public consultation

Dear Members of the Advisory Forum, Dear stakeholders in responsible forest management in the Republic of Cameroon. Following the publication of the first draft which was discussed and tested on the ground, our FSC Standards Development Group, officially recognized by FSC-International, recently produced Draft 2.0 of the new National FSC Standard for forest certification in the Republic of Cameroon.

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The Congo Basin at COP 13 - Side event rallied around progress towards implementation of NAGOYA Protocol on ABS in Central Africa

Cancun (Mexico) - A side event to the Conference of the Parties (COP) 13 of the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD) was held under the theme "Progress towards implementation of the Nagoya Protocol on ABS in Central Africa: Challenges, opportunities and prospects".

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FAO: Equatorial Guinea launches REDD+ investment plan to combat climate change and foster sustainable development

20 December 2016, Malabo - The Government of Equatorial Guinea is launching an extensive 18-month project to develop its national investment plan which will position the country to participate in the international initiative for Reducing Emissions from Deforestation and forest Degradation (REDD+).

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Fao: New strategy for FAO’s REDD+ and National Forest Monitoring teams to focus on expanded technical expertise

22 December 2016, Rome - A new strategy for FAO’s REDD+ and National Forest Monitoring teams will expand their technical expertise to address broader elements of the international effort to reduce emissions and deal with deforestation.

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Planning and Managing Tourism in Protected Areas. Mobile Seminar September 7-23, 2017. Application Deadline: May 15, 2017

The seminar will begin on the campus of Colorado State University in Fort Collins, Colorado, next to the majestic Rocky Mountains. Most of the seminar will be spent in the field and on the road visiting protected areas managed by federal, state, and local governments; NGOs; and private landowners. Highlights include trips to Arapahoe-Roosevelt and Black Hills National Forest,...

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unccd: Supporting countries to set Land Degradation Neutrality targets

The Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) target 15.3 states: “By 2030, combat desertification, restore degraded land and soil, including land affected by desertification, drought and floods, and strive to achieve a land degradation-neutral world”.

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Upcoming Events

Job offers

Call For Papers Nigeria Alternative Energy eExpo 2017. Deadline to submit your abstract: Friday, February 24 2017.

The Advisory Board of the Nigeria Alternative Energy Expo (NAEE 2017) invites Energy experts to present a paper at the 7th NAEE in Abuja, from October 18 to 20, 2017.  The 7th Edition of the Nigeria Alternative Energy Expo (NAEE 2017) aims to provide an international forum to facilitate discussion and knowledge exchange of findings of current and future challenges and opportunities in all aspects of renewable and sustainable energy.

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WWF: Terms of reference for a volunteer to assist in the implementation of CCPO law enforcement support strategy

CCPO seeks to recruit a volunteer to provide support to the Head of Policy WCP and the CCPO Law enforcement Officer (a.i.). All applications should be sent to recruit- cam@wwfcam.org , with CC to aononino@wwfcam.org   and levouna@wwfcam.org with reference “Volunteer Law enforcement support” not later than January 30Th, 2017.

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WWF- Terms of Reference: Project Evaluation

Project Title: Protecting biodiversity by tackling wildlife crime - Implementation of the wildlife law enforcement action plan (PAPECALF) through strengthened capacity of governments and civil society in Central Africa. Donor: German Federal Ministry of Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ) through WWF Germany (GE). All applications should be sent not later than January 25th, 2017.

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WWF: Specialist, Markets Practice – Africa

We are recruiting the role of Specialist, Markets Practice for our International Secretariat to help us achieve our new ambitious goals, and build a future where people live in harmony with nature. Deadline for applications: 22 January 2017. WWF Office in Nairobi or other location in Africa.

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Call for Abstracts Finding Common Ground on Climate Change Mitigation and Adaptation October 10-11, 2017 • Arlington, VA

Abstracts on these and related topics are being solicited from academic, industrial and governmental organizations at the local, state, national and regional level. The A&WMA highly encourages abstracts involving case studies of successful programs and projects. Abstracts of 200-300 words are being sought for both platform and poster presentation under the following topics:

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EFI : REDD+ Expert – Africa

The European Forest Institute (EFI) is seeking a REDD+ Expert to reinforce its REDD Team. Interested candidates are requested to send CV with cover letter by 6th February 2017, using our online application form.  If it is not possible for you to apply online please send your application to…

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Scholarship Offer for the training of 10 experts in Humanitarian supply management and Logistics in emergency situations.

The Academy of Excellence is offering scholarships for the training of 10 experts in Humanitarian supply management and Logistics in emergency situations.

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PRO Training offer in technical and community project management in emergency situations

The Academy of Excellence is opening a high level training session in technical and community project management in emergency situations. Each trainee must successfully pass 7 international certifications in water, hygiene and sanitation technical project management issued by the NGO OXFAM International.

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