May 22 is International Day for Biodiversity!

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

COMIFAC: Final communiqué of the 9th workshop of the WGCCD

The 9th Workshop of the Working Group of the United Nations Convention to Combat Desertification (WGCCD) of the COMIFAC member countries was held in N'Djamena (Chad) at the Mercure Hotel in Chari, from 6-7 July 2017, in preparation for the Conference of the Parties 13 to the UNCCD and to develop a common consensual  sub- regional position on items on the agenda of the next CoP, scheduled for 6-16 September in Erdos, China.

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FAO: Local communities and sustainable wildlife use in Central Africa

This book comprises three sections broken down into thirteen chapters. The first part introduces the topic of discussion and the context dealing with economic , nutritional and legal issues associated with so-called " village “ hunting and  the use of wild life by local populations. In the second section, stakeholders involved in the implementation of the "Sustainable management of wildlife and the bush meat sector in Central Africa" Project provide feedback from their experiences on project pilot sites

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adaptation-fund: Adaptation Fund Board Approves US$ 20.4M in New Project Funding in Intersessional Period

Washington, D.C. (July 10, 2017) — The Adaptation Fund Board approved US$ 20.4 million in new project funding during its intersessional review period ending in early July – including a regional food security project along the Colombia-Ecuador border, a regional water security project in the Lake Victoria Basin of East Africa, and a mangrove restoration project in Senegal.

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REFADD prepares for COP 23

From 3 to 5 July 2017, in Douala, Cameroon, the African Women’s Network for Sustainable Development (REFADD) will be hosting a sub-regional workshop on feedback from COP 21 and 22, and to prepare the Network for COP23. The final communiqué of this workshop is available for download.

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National Tourism Conference of the Republic of the Congo from 17 to 18 July 2017.

The first Conference on the development of tourism in the Republic of Congo-Brazzaville aims to provide a unique opportunity for exchanges and of discussions between the sector’s key players, both national and international, in order to help the government lay the groundwork for policy implementation.

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tempsreel.nouvelobs/Urgence pour la biodiversité : Sixth extinction is underway

'The sixth extinction" which poses a threat to the world’s animal and plant diversity  could be worse than previously thought, according to a study published on Monday 10 July 2017.

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blogs.mediapart abon/Conférence mondiale sur les Océans : Creation of 20 Marine Protected Areas

New York, 5 June - The President of the Republic, His Excellency Ali Bongo Ondimba announced Monday, in a speech delivered at the United Nations headquarters, that the Gabonese Government has just created a network of 20 marine protected areas in Gabon, including 9 marine parks and 11 aquatic reserves covering 26% of Gabon’s territorial waters.

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actualite.cd : DRC: 5 forest concessions’ contracts cancelled by the Minister of the Environment

The Minister of the Environment and Sustainable Development, Amy Ambatobe Nyongolo, announced Friday, 07 July 2017, during a press conference, that  the contracts of 5 forest concessions had been cancelled. These include the Bâtisseurs duCongo Sarl Group, the Ondika group with two concessions, Isolado and Action for the Congo.

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Upcoming Events

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Job offers

RFUK : DRC Land Use Planning Coordinator. Closing Date: 15th August 2017

As part of a team of four staff, the DRC Land Use Planning Coordinator will participate in the implementation of the DFID-funded Community Forests project, providing permanent support to the RFUK DRC Programme team as well as DRC partner organisations. She/he will take responsibility for developing pilot project(s) on participatory land use planning in DRC, which will be implemented at field level with input and engagement of relevant national and local government institutions.

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WWF : Wildlife Veterinarian for Dzanga Sangha Protected Areas in Central African Republic.

The World Wide Fund for Nature Seeks a Wildlife Veterinarian for Dzanga Sangha Protected Areas in Central African Republic. Deadline for applications: 04 August 2017.

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CIFOR: Communication Specialist. Work Location: Kisangani DRC. application dead line is 15 May 2017.

CIFOR is looking for Communication Specialist. The Communications specialist will take the lead in managing CIFOR’s media relations, website, outreach and engagement and digital and social networks by adopting and championing a sophisticated, innovative and strategic approach to social media and original science communications.

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University of Kisangani: Call for Applications

Training to obtain a Diploma of Higher Learning (D.E.S.) or Diploma of Advanced Studies (D.E.A.) in  biodiversity management and sustainable forest management to be offered at the University of Kisangani (UNIKIS). Deadline for applications: 05 August 2017 at midnight.

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WWF: Wildlife Veterinary Officer – Kudu Zombo Programme. Deadline for applications: 30th July 2017

We are looking for a Wildlife Veterinary Officer who will be responsible for ensuring that Gorilla & Employee Health monitoring is implemented, following the highest standards, in line with the WWF Cameroon Conservation Strategy..The incumbent will guide and implement a 3-4 years project on health monitoring in wild gorillas and other wildlife as well as for an employee health program in Campo Ma’an, Cameroon.

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CLEAA - Saiea-seeac: Strengthening EA Professional Capacity in Africa: CLEAA Professional Development Fellowship Program

In 2017-2018, CLEAA seeks to re-boot the program to continue facilitating a “learning-by-doing” experience for promising African EA professionals throughout Sub-Saharan Africa, including by...The curriculum vitae and proposal should be sent, by email by July 31, 2017.

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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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