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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...

CBFP News

ATIBT's participation in the XIV World Forestry Congress 2015

Contents of this newsletter: The Earth's forests meet up in Durban! ATIBT will make sure the tropical wood industry is duly represented at this major event, thanks to the following ATIBT members; World premiere of "How to preserve the tropical forest?"  a video by FFEM (Fonds Français pour l'Environnement Mondial) in collaboration with ATIBT; Enter the world of tropical wood!

 

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ITTO Tropical Forest Update newsletter: Putting a brake on wildfire

Contents of TFU 24 No. 2 : ITTO’s proactive approach to fire management; Indonesia’s efforts to improve forest fire management; Brazil’s evolving approach to fire; Awareness and vigilance reduce forest fire in Benin; Engaging rural communities in fire management; Community buy-in to fire management; Forest fire management in Ghana; Quantifying the carbon benefits of forestry activities; Market trends; Topical and tropical; Recent editions; Meetings.

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ITTO releases 2013–2014 data on tropical timber

ITTO has published the Biennial Review and Assessment of the World Timber Situation 2013–2014, providing data on the production and trade of primary wood products with an emphasis on tropical primary wood products in 82 countries.

 

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Congrès Forestier Mondial 2015 - World Forestry Congress 2015 - Schedule of side events organized by COMIFAC and its partners

Calendrier des sessions parallèles qu’organisent la COMIFAC et ses Partenaires - Schedule of the side events which will be organized by COMIFAC and its Partners...

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World Forestry Congress 2015: PPECF-COMIFAC: "Side Event, session 2" "Promotion of forest governance in Central Africa", Tuesday, September 08, 2015, 19:45 to 21:15...

Side Event, session 2" ... "Promotion of forest governance in Central Africa".  It is the event of the World Forestry Congress, this Tuesday, September 08, 2015, 19:45 to 21:15. In this " Side Event ", the Central Africa Forests Commission, will report on the results achieved by the countries of the sub region which materialize, inter alia, by a continuous areas of forest increase furnished and certified ...

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Capacity building workshop for COMIFAC National Coordinators: features of version 2 of the Convergence Platform mastered

The COMIFAC National Coordinators (CNC) strengthened  their capacities for managing monitoring and evaluation tools, during a workshop hosted by the COMIFAC Executive Secretariat, with financial support from JICA and the GIZ project to support COMIFAC. The gathering, which was held from May 12 to 15, 2015, at Somatel Hotel in Douala, aimed to educate the COMIFAC National Coordinators and their deputies on the functions and management of the database of the online platform developed by COMIFAC to be used in monitoring and evaluation of the revised Convergence Plan...

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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

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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Call for applications-Senior IT Service Manager. Location: Nairobi, Kenya

The Sr. Manager of IT Service Management is responsible for the IT infrastructure and information systems for the Africa and Madagascar region. He/she will work with the Country IT technicians within the region to develop sustainable support structure addressing the support needs of the users in the country and program offices. The Sr. Manager of ITSM also works in conjunction with the other Sr. IT Service Managers to ensure that global "follow the sun" technical support and network operations coverage are maintained. The individual will also address escalated problem resolution when necessary.  

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ACS -Facilities Manager- Closing date: August 30, 2015

African Wildlife Foundation is seeking a Facilities Manager, who will play a key role in the development and growth of the ACS program.  The position will work closely with the Managing Director and Program Manager to ensure that new sites have campus designs and concepts that adhere to the fundamental principles of the ACS initiative, and oversee the long-term maintenance and care of ACS-supported infrastructure. Location: Nairobi, Kenya

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OFAC-Call for Applications: Expert in Geographical Information Systems

In order to meet up with the increasing activities assigned to the Central African Forestry Observatory, OFAC Support Programme intends to recruit an "Expert in Geographical Systems" for its Kinshasa site at the Regional Post-Graduate Training School on Integrated Management of Tropical Forests and Lands (ERAIFT) on the campus of the University of Kinshasa (UniKIN). The deadline for the submission of applications is the 21st of August 2015.

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International Scholarships for MSc in Tropical Forestry at TU Dresden, Germany - Deadline 30 October 2015

Your are invited to attend the 2016 MSc Course in TROPICAL FORESTRY for which we have  DAAD scholarships available. The course is taught in English at Technische Universität Dresden (TUD), one of the 11 German Universities of Excellence. 

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ZSL-USFWS Wildlife Without Borders-Africa 2015-2016 MENTOR-POP (Progress on Pangolins) Fellowship Programme

The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS) and the Zoological Society of London (ZSL) are pleased to announce the 2015-2016 MENTOR-POP (Progress on Pangolins) Fellowship Programme. The application deadline is 4th September 2015. Shortlisted applicants will be invited to interview the week commencing 14th September 2015.

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