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Minutes of the second Meeting of the CBFP Council - Libreville, 16 May 2017

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

CBFP News

Invitation to register for the 17th Meeting of the Parties (MOP) of the Congo Basin Forest Partnership (CBFP) from 24 to 27 octobre 2017 in Douala, Cameroon and related events

The EU Facilitation of CBFP is pleased to inform you that the 17th Meeting of the Parties (MOP) of the Congo Basin Forest Partnership (CBFP) will be held in Douala (Republic of Cameroon) ) from 24 to 27 octobre 2017. The meeting will be organized with the financial support of the European Union.

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Save the date: 17th Meeting of the Parties (MOP) of the Congo Basin Forest Partnership (CBFP) - from 24 to 27 october 2017 in Douala, Cameroon and related events

The EU  Facilitation of CBFP and the Government of Cameroon have reached agreement that the 17th Meeting of the Parties (MOP) of the Congo Basin Forest Partnership (CBFP) shall be organised in Douala (Republic of Cameroon) on 24-27 October. The meeting will be organized with the financial support of the European Union.

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FAO-COMIFAC Final Communiqué: Sub-regional forum on mangroves in Central Africa

The sub-regional forum on community management of mangrove ecosystems in Central Africa: Stakes and Prospects, took place from 14 to 16 June 2017, in Douala, Cameroon.

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Declaration of ECCAS Ministers on the security of natural resources, man/wildlife conflict and other land use conflicts in Central Africa

We, the Ministers of Wildlife Protection, Security and Defense, Agriculture,  Animal Husbandry and Territorial Administration, of the Member States of the Economic Community of Central African States (ECCAS),...

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Communiqué final : Special Conference of Ministers of the Organization for wildlife conservation in Africa (OCFSA)

Under the distinguished patronage of His Excellency Mr. ldriss Deby Itno, President of the Republic of Chad, Head of State, the Special Conference of  Ministers of the Africa Wildlife Conservation Organization (OCFSA) took place in N'Djamena, Republic of Chad on 28 July 2017.

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Final Communiqué: ECCAS Ministers’ Conference on eco security, human/wildlife conflict and other land use conflicts in Central Africa.

Under the distinguished patronage of His Excellency Mr. ldriss Deby Itno, President of the Republic of Chad, Head of State, the high-level segment of the ECCAS Ministers Conference on eco-security, man/wildlife conflict and other land use conflicts in Central Africa was held in N'Djamena, Republic of Chad on 27 July 2017.

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Flegt : The FAO-EU FLEGT Programme launches a new call for concept notes in VPA countries

The FAO-EU FLEGT Programme is now accepting concept notes from government institutions, civil society, indigenous and tribal peoples, and private sector organizations in countries engaged in Voluntary Partnership Agreements (VPAs) with the European Union. Grants up to USD 110 000 are available through the Programme to support ongoing VPA processes in targeted countries.

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Flegt: The EU Timber Regulation implementation and enforcement updates

ClientEarth is looking at how the EUTR has been implemented and is being enforced in each country, and has compiled info-briefings on selected Member States. The info-briefings set out key details of each Member State’s implementing legislation and enforcement approach.

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Re-advertisement: Forestry Officer P4 (Forest Management)

The Forestry Officer (Forest Management) position (P4 level) in the Forest Resources Management Team (FAO Forestry Division) has been re-advertised.  Deadline for application 25 August. Applicants who already applied to this VA will not need to apply again in order to be considered.

 

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African Wildlife Foundation: Technical Advisor (TA). CLOSING DATE: August 31, 2017

The Technical Advisor (TA), Faro National Park(FNP) will provide technical support to the Conservator, FNP, build capacity of the Service de Conservation, develop management and operational plans, facilitate coordination with the surrounding landscape and improve the overall management and conservation of the Park.

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Career: Opportunities: Regional Director - West and Central Africa. Location: Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso

The International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) is looking to fill a Regional Director position. This position requires an accomplished and credible manager with good understanding of environmental policy issues in the regional context. The Regional Director is supported by a range of experts but has the institutional responsibility to authoritatively handle a broad spectrum of subjects ranging from biodiversity and ecosystem based resource management strategies and policies to organizational management and financial planning.

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Career: Opportunities: Administrative Assistant/Time and Attendance Supervisor. Location: Addis Ababa, Ethiopia

The U.S. Agency for International Development is seeking to fill an Administrative Assistant position. The Administrative Assistant is responsible for the American payroll and the Foreign Service National Time and Attendance Reporting to FSC/Charleston ensuring that any issues related to the American and FSN payroll are followed-up and resolved in a timely manner. He/She serves as the personal assistant to the Controller and Deputy Controller and provides administrative services to all members of the Office of Financial Management.

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Career: Opportunities: Chief of Party Endangered Ecosystems of Northern Tanzania. Location: Arusha, Tanzania

The Nature Conservancy (TNC) is looking to fill a Chief of Party (COP) position. The COP will be responsible for Endangered Ecosystems of Northern Tanzania institutional coordination and grant management with USAID and other USAID/Tanzania sponsored projects. The COP will work closely with the eight project partners and ensure compliance with USAID policies and procedures.

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GLOBAL WATER PARTNERSHIPS is looking for an Assistant Program Manager

Deadline for applications: 31/08/2017. Open to citizens of Cameroon, Congo, Gabon, Equatorial Guinea, CAR, Sao Tome & Principe; Chad. NB: Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

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CIFOR: Research Officer, Duty Station: Yaoundé, Cameroon, the application deadline is 27 Aug-2017

Duties and responsibilities: Assist in the design of data collection methodology and procedures following the OFAC indicators framework. Contribute to maintaining the link between RIOFAC and the focal point of OFAC on the one hand, and between RIOFAC and the national coordination teams of COMIFAC in member countries on the other....

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FAO EU FLEGT Programme: Call for Concept Notes 2017

The FAO-EU FLEGT Programme is now accepting concept notes from government institutions, civil society, indigenous and tribal peoples, and private sector organizations in countries engaged in Voluntary Partnership Agreements (VPAs) with the European Union. Grants up to USD 110 000 are available through the Programme to support ongoing VPA processes in targeted countries.

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