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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

19th Meeting of the Board of Directors of the Sangha Tri-National Trust Fund

The 19th meeting of the Sangha Tri-National Trust Fund Limited Board of Directors took place, from the 16th to 17th May 2017, in Kribi (Republic of Cameroon). There were ten directors (quorum reached), five staff from the FTNS Executive Office and five experts.

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FAO: Addressing agriculture, forestry and fisheries in National Adaptation Plans – Supplementary guidelines

The Addressing agriculture, forestry and fisheries in National Adaptation Plans – Supplementary guidelines (referred to as the NAP-Ag Guidelines) responds to a call by the Least Developed Group (LEG) of the UNFCCC, inviting international actors to draft sectorial guidelines to the UNFCCC NAP Technical Guidelines.

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adaptation-fund: Adaptation Fund Workshop in Ethiopia Aimed at Increasing Climate Finance Access for Least Developed Countries

Washington, D.C. (May 30, 2017) — As part of ongoing outreach activities through its Readiness Programme aimed at increasing access to climate finance for vulnerable countries, the Adaptation Fund convenes more than 35 Least Developed Countries (LDCs) at a Climate Finance Readiness Workshop for LDCs in Ethiopia this week.

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Fern : The future of FLEGT - what will the EU prioritise?

The FLEGT (Forest Law Enforcement, Governance and Trade) Action Plan remains a critical part of tackling  illegal logging and improving the lives of forest communities, according to the  EU’s Council Conclusions  - published in June 2016.

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2016 ABCG Annual Report for the period October 2015 to September 2016

This report by the Africa Biodiversity Collaborative Group (ABCG) covers the annual period from October 1, 2015 to September 30, 2016 of the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) Cooperative Agreement No. AID-OAA-A-15-00060. ABCG is a consortium of seven U.S.-based international conservation non-governmental organizations (NGOs): African Wildlife Foundation (AWF), Conservation International (CI), the Jane Goodall Institute (JGI), The Nature Conservancy (TNC), Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS), World Resources Institute (WRI) and World Wildlife Fund (WWF).

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On 16 May 2017, the city of Libreville hosted the 2nd CBFP Council meeting

Libreville (Gabon), 16 May 2017 -The second meeting of the CBFP Council took place. The gathering saw the active participation of representatives of the seven colleges which make up the CBFP namely....

 

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ITTO: Time-series data on tropical timber released

ITTO has released time-series data for 83 countries, including all ITTO producer and consumer member countries, on the production and trade of 16 primary timber products, such as logs, sawnwood, veneer and plywood. The data, for the period 1990–2016.

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ITTO Latest edition of the “Tropical Timber Market Report” provides information on Improving competitive environment for US wood flooring manufacturers

Imported wood flooring lost market share in the US in 2016 and US domestic flooring manufacturers can gain an advantage says the National Wood Flooring Association. In 2016 prices for imports increased by an average 9.6%. Prices of Chinese engineered wood flooring increased by more than 13% while US-made flooring prices declined 8%. China increasingly imports hardwoods from the US to make flooring for export. Higher US sawnwood prices and rising labour costs in China have undermined the competitiveness of Chinese flooring exports.

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Job offers

eue: Internship in Communication & Knowledge Management (6 months, Eschborn/Germany)

We will pay a monthly stipend of € 1.520,- (gross). Please send us your cover letter, CV and writing samples until 25 June 2017 via the GIZ job page. Writing samples can be short texts, articles or, if you have so far only written in an academic context, academic papers. Interviews will be scheduled for the first week of July.

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AUC launches the GMES & Africa Call for Proposals. The deadline for the submission of proposals is August 21th, 2017.

The AUC launches the Call for Proposals for the implementation of the Global Monitoring for environment and Security (GMES) and Africa Programme.

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Career Opportunities: Landscape Manager, Cameroon

The Zoological Society of London (ZSL) is seeking a Landscape Manager with extensive and relevant management and technical experience, to ensure the effective delivery of ZSL's exciting and rapidly expanding programme of work in and around the Dja Reserve.

 

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Career Opportunities: Regional Programme Manager, Wildlife Programmes

Conservation International is looking for an innovative Regional Programme Manager who can provide strategic support and programmatic direction for Wildlife and Wildlife Enforcement Programmes across Africa. Reporting to the Executive Director, Wildlife Programmes in our Africa Field Division, s/he will be responsible for the support and management of a portfolio of conservation, livelihoods....

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GWP-Central Africa Regional Communications and Knowledge Management Officer

Interested candidates should prepare and submit a motivation letter, addressed to the GWP-CAf Chair, with their curriculum vitae (including 3 references) to recruit-cam@wwfcam.org with copy to secretariat@gwpcaf.org and Ligia-barros@hotmail.com clearly indicating “Application for the position of Communications and Knowledge Management Officer of GWP Central Africa”. Expected Start Date: 1st July 2017.

 

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WWF: Logistics Assistant- Jengi TNS Lobeke Programme

The World-Wide Fund for Nature seeks a Logistics Assistant- Jengi TNS Lobeke Programme. Deadline for applications: June 20th, 2017.

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ZSL: Landscape Manager, Cameroon (Full-Time / 12 Months Fixed-Term Contract). Closing Date: Midnight Sunday 25th June 2017

ZSL are seeking a Landscape Manager with extensive and relevant management and technical experience, to ensure the effective delivery of ZSL’s exciting and rapidly expanding programme of work in and around the Dja Reserve. The post holder will be responsible for the development and implementation the programme of work, managing the associated human and financial resources, leading on technical and scientific oversight and ensuring a continuity of delivery of high quality outputs with significant conservation impacts.

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TFT: Short course: Expertise in value creation in sourcing of agricultural raw materials

Date of training: From 21 to 28 August 2017. Training venue: Abidjan - Cote d'Ivoire. This course aims to develop innovative approaches and sustainable solutions to hurdles in supply chains of agricultural raw materials.

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