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International Mother Earth Day: Today, on the International Day of Mother Earth, I appeal to all the peoples of the world to raise their voices. Speak on behalf of our planet, because she is our only home. Care for our Mother Earth so that she can continue to take care of us, as she has done for millennia.Find more...

 

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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 Updates: April 2014
 

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COMIFAC - GIZ - PPECF: Asian Companies on the path to forest legality in Central Africa

From 18 to 19 March 2014, the city of Libreville, Gabon, hosted a workshop for Asian logging companies on certification and legality processes in Central Africa. The workshop was conducted in a context marked by the emergence of Asian countries as the premier destination for forest products originating from the Congo Basin, coupled with robust demand for forest concessions by Asian loggers whose willingness to comply with the laws that govern their activities is trumped by linguistic, cultural and procedural barriers with which they are little acquainted...

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International Mother Earth Day

Today, on the International Day of Mother Earth, I appeal to all the peoples of the world to raise their voices. Speak on behalf of our planet, because she is our only home. Care for our Mother Earth so that she can continue to take care of us, as she has done for millennia." This is an appeal for the protection of our planet Earth sent out by the Secretary General of the United Nations Mr. Ban Ki -moon on the occasion of the celebration of International Earth Day on April 22...

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FLEGT-VPA: What’s the role of SMEs in ECCAS forestry sector?

Douala (Cameroon) - From 10 to 11 April 2014, a subregional workshop on feedback and validation of the study on the challenges and needs of SMEs in the timber industry in relation to the VPA and EUTR was held by the Economic Community of Central African States (ECCAS) with technical support from the European Timber Trade Federation (ETTF), facilitated by the European Forest Institute (EFI) and the financial support of the European Union (EU) under the auspices of ECOFAC V

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World Bank : US$150 million to finance 19 university-based Centers of Excellence to Help Transform Science, Technology, and Higher Education in Africa

WASHINGTON (USA), April 15, 2014 – The World Bank’s Board of Executive Directors has approved US$150 million to finance 19 university-based Centers of Excellence in seven countries in West and Central Africa. These competitively selected centers will receive funding for advanced specialized studies in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM)-related disciplines, as well as in agriculture and health.

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Ministry of Foreign Affairs , Belgium: Didier Reynders condemns cowardly attack on Emmanuel de Mérode in DRC

Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs Didier Reynders learned with dismay about the cowardly attack against Emmanuel de Mérode, Director of the Virunga National Park in the east of the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC). De Mérode was shot and wounded in the afternoon of 15 April while on the road between Goma and Rumangabo in eastern DRC...

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Good news for Congo Basin: Record funding for the GEF - Global Environment Facility yesterday in Geneva pledged a record sum of 4.433 billion USD for the next four years!

The developing partners/donors of the Global Environment Facility yesterday in Geneva pledged a record sum of 4.433 billion USD for the next four years, the sixth replenishment period of the GEF -"Today's decision is a powerful signal from the global community about the importance of urgently reversing the negative environmental trends in order to ensure a sustainable future for everybody"...

 

 

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Call for nominations for the Ramsar Wetland Conservation Awards 2015

The Ramsar Convention Secretariat has the pleasure of launching a call for nominations for the sixth edition of the Ramsar Wetland Conservation Awards, which will be presented at the 12th meeting of the Conference of the Contracting Parties in Punta del Este, Uruguay, in June 2015.  

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Comments on the UN-REDD Programme’s Draft Practical Guide to the Participatory Governance Assessment (PGA)?

The PGA is one of several tools developed by the UN-REDD Programme that countries can use to address governance challenges related to their REDD+ processes. The PGA is an inclusive and multi-stakeholder process that aims to produce robust and credible governance information as a first step in addressing weaknesses in governance and eventually, as a basis for policy reform. 

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Principal Consultant and Consultant Opportunities at TBC - Protected Areas NRM

TBC wishes to recruit a Principal Consultant and Consultant to work full time on a number of different projects and programmes within our Cambridge team. The post is initially offered as a two year contract...

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IUCN Consultancy: Technical Advisor BIOPAMA ESA Observatory

The BIOPAMA Programme in Eastern and Southern Africa is looking for a Technical Advisor for the Observatory. Please see attached for details, visit the BIOPAMA website (www.biopama.org), or email christine.mentzel@iucn.org to receive a copy of the ToR.

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Call for Applications : The World Wide Fund for Nature Seeks one (1) Programme Manager (Jengi TNS –Trinational de la Sangha)

WWF CCPO is still in the process of recruiting a Programme Manager for its Jengi "Trinational de la Sangha" (TNS) Programme, to be based in Yokadouma (East Cameroon)...

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Call for Applications: Regional Coordination RIFFEAC seeks Project Manager (Regional Support Strengthening Adequacy Training – Employements (PARAFE)’ Project)

The candidate (s) are invited (s) to send their applications (cover letter, CV, letters of recommendation, by email, to the Regional Coordinator  RIFFEAC Email: Si_sambo@yahoo.fr  within the next (30) days from the date of publication of the vacancy

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The World Wide Fund for Nature seeks a Technical Advisor, Conservation (TAC)

The deadline to receive applications is April 9, 2014. The positions is based in Central African Republic.

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The World Wide Fund for Nature seeks a Principal Technical Advisor, DSPA

The deadline to receive applications is April 9, 2014. The positions is based in Central African Republic.

 

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Call for Applications: WWF office in Campo (Cameroon) seeks a Protected Area Advisor (Campo)

Please note that the deadline to receive applications is 30th March 2014 - interested candidates should send their CV and cover letter to recruitccpo@wwfcarpo.org . The subject should read 042PAA.  The deadline is postponed to April 4th 2014

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Vacancy at Form international: A senior expert in (agro) forestry plantation management in Africa, preferably having experience with Teak

 International applications are most welcome - As a Senior (Agro) Forestry Plantation Advisor based in Hattem, The Netherlands you will participate in the Form team in the field of sustainable forest management...

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