Journée internationale des forêts

Welcome to the Congo Basin Forests Partnership Anchor Conference  Brazzaville,  Republic of Congo, from 8th to 9th October, 2014  - REGISTRATION IS NOW CLOSED-.Find more...

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 Updates: AUGUST 2014
 

 

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Lessons for REDD+ from Cameroon’s past forestry law reform: a political economy analysis

"...In this paper, we view the REDD+ policy arena in Cameroon within a political economy framework and conduct policy network analysis to explore the factors that will enable or hinder efforts to implement the broad policy change required to realize REDD+. As the REDD+ context is shaped by the history of Cameroon’s forestry sector, we draw lessons for REDD+ from the forestry law reform undertaken in 1994. We focus our analysis on three factors considered necessary for REDD+ success..."

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CBFP News - August 2014 / Nouvelles du PFBC - Août 2014

1.  Pres. Obama hosts historic Summit with Africa... Upcoming Facilitation Visit to EU and central Africa...3. Rep. of Congo Minister of Forests on Track to Support pan-Africa Strategy on Wildlife Trafficking...4.  Registration a Success for CBFP October Meeting / 1. Le Président Obama accueille un sommet historique avec l`Afrique...2. Prochaines visites de la Facilitation des Etats-Unis du PFBC dans l’Union Européenne et en Afrique Centrale...3. Le Ministre des Forêts de la République du Congo envisage d’appuyer la stratégie panafricaine de lutte contre le trafic des espèces sauvages...4.  Inscriptions : une réussite du PFBC en vue de la Conférence PFBC d’octobre...

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The Greater Virunga Transboundary Collaboration (GVTC) in Doha

GVTC, Kigali (Rwanda), 18 July 2014 - In the course of the recent months, the Greater Virunga Transboundary Collaboration (GVTC) has reinforced both its partnership and communication with major regional and international institutions working in the field of community conservation, protected areas management and biodiversity. The current press release gives a brief outline of such considerable progress performed by the GVTC Executive Secretariat with the support of the Royal Netherlands and Norway.

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Congo Basin: TRAFFIC features as CBFP Partner of the Month

August 2014—This August, TRAFFIC is featuring as Partner of the month within the Congo Basin Forest Partnership (CBFP).  The Congo Basin Forest Partnership (CBFP) was created at the 2002 World Summit on Sustainable Development in Johannesburg, South Africa to co-ordinate efforts to sustain forest resources in the Congo Basin.

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UNEP-NEWS CENTRE : Investment in Climate Change Adaptation can Help Promote the Livelihoods of 65% of Africans, finds new report

Nairobi, 12 August 2014 - Investment in climate change adaptation can help ensure that the impacts of climate change - including a projected 20-50 per cent decline in water availability - do not reverse decades of development progress in Africa, according to a new report released today by the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP). 

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Forest Stewardship Council Re-Associates with Danzer Group Independent Verification Confirms FSC Conditions Have Been Met

BONN, Germany (14 August 2014) – The Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) announced today that it decided to lift the disassociation from the Danzer Group, after independent verification confirmed that the company had met the criteria required by FSC.

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Extraordinary session of COMIFAC Council of Ministers to launch fresh take-off

The meeting which was made possible thanks to financial support from the World Bank/GEF through the MSP project, drew representatives of COMIFAC governments including: Burundi, Cameroon, Congo, Gabon, Equatorial Guinea, Central African Republic, the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) and the Republic of Chad. Also in attendance were representatives of sub-regional institutions and initiatives as well as international organizations including: ECCAS, COMIFAC, OIZ, PACEBCo, the REDD + and MRV regional projects, PPECF and the TRIDOM Project.

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ZSL News Bulletin: Spotlight on ZSL-Cameroon’s activities

According to information published in its information magazine, the second quarter of 2014 was a very busy one for ZSL-Cameroon. The magazine recounts its participation in the drafting workshop on the national strategy for the oil sector in Cameroon, which took place from 18 to 20 June 2014 at Florence Hotel, Ebolowa. The workshop aimed to bring key players together to develop a guiding policy for the palm oil sector in Cameroon.

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Upcoming Events

13.10.2014 - 17.10.2014 2014 Symposium on Climate
27.10.2014 - 31.10.2014 IPCC-40

Job offers

FCPF: Nominations open for Northern CSO Observer to FCPF

The nomination process for selecting four (4) Civil Society observers UNREDD (representing Asia, Africa, Latin America and developed countries) and three (3) CSO Observers to the FCPF (representing Asia, Africa, Latin America) has opened today.

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TRAFFIC - Job Vacancy: TRAFFIC is currently recruiting for the role of Senior Programme Officer

This is a new role which will be based in either Dar es Salaam, Tanzania or Nairobi, Kenya. The role will assist with implementing TRAFFIC’s regional large mammal conservation programme. This is currently being advertised with a deadline of 1st September 2014 for applications to be submitted...

 

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FAO is seeking applications for P4 Programme Officer (XIV World Forestry Congress) position

Deadline For Application: 25 August 2014 - Applications from qualified women as well as from qualified nationals of non-and under-represented member countries are encouraged - Persons with disabilities are equally encouraged to apply. All applications will be treated with the strictest confidence. The incumbent may be re-assigned to different activities and/or duty stations depending on the evolving needs of the Organization...

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Green Carbone Fund: The Fund's Secretariat is currently looking for the following consultants: Junior Professional Experts on Accreditation Panel

If you meet the requirements listed in the Terms of Reference downloadable above and have an interest in working with the Fund, please send your CV and a cover letter to: roster@gcfund.org

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Park Director, Nouabalé-Ndoki National Park, Republic of Congo

The Wildlife Conservation Society is seeking an experienced protected area manager to fill the position of Park Director of Nouabalé-Ndoki National Park (NNNP) in the Republic of Congo.   Nouabalé-Ndoki is the most intact, best-managed protected area in the Congo Basin, with thousands of forest elephants, gorillas, and chimpanzees, critical rainforest habitat, good park facilities, and extraordinary tourism potential.

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WWF: Chief of Party, Greater Ruaha & Rufiji River Conservation Program

WWF seeks a Chief of Party (CoP) will plan, coordinate and oversee program activities related to the cooperative agreement between WWF and USAID/Tanzania's Economic Growth Office to support the goal of the Greater Ruaha & Rufiji River Conservation Program, which is to implement sustainable landscape-level action in Tanzania to reverse trends of degradation of biodiversity and to protect water sources for the Greater Rufiji River..

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JRS Biodiversity Foundation : 2014 Policy Landscape RFP for Biodiversity Informatics Policy Research

The foundation is seeking 12-18 month projects that review the existing literature regarding policies that influence the creation, use and value of biodiversity information. 

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