Draft of Official Programme:  17th Meeting of Parties of the Congo Basin Forest Partnership, 24 to 27 October 2017, Douala, Cameroon, Sawa Hotel.

Draft of Official Programme:  17th Meeting of Parties of the Congo Basin Forest Partnership, 24 to 27 October 2017, Douala, Cameroon, Sawa Hotel. Please download the Draft of Official Programme...

CBFP News

Libre Afrique-DRC: Virunga National Park under renewed threat from oil exploration

Two years after the departure of Soco, the nightmare is back. The Africa Energy Intelligence (AEI) letter in Paris recently revealed that the Congolese Government is not done with oil exploration in the Park. The state-owned National Hydrocarbons Company of Congo (Sonahydro), has "agreed in principle" to reassign Soco’s license to an unnamed company, called the 'Oil Quest International, a subsidiary of oil Quest Holdings....

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TRAFFIC: Organized criminal gangs behind rhino horn processing in South Africa—new study

Pretoria, South Africa, 18th September 2017—A TRAFFIC report released today reveals disturbing new evidence that some criminal networks of Chinese origin operating in South Africa are now processing rhino horn locally into beads, bracelets, bangles and powder to evade detection and provide ready-made products to consumers in Asia, mainly in Viet Nam and China.

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TRAFFIC REPORT SPECIAL: Shift in rhino horn trafficking revealed in new TRAFFIC report

A new TRAFFIC report reveals a disturbing new shift in how organized criminal networks smuggling rhino horn from South Africa are operating to avoid detection.

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Recent evolutions of forest concessions status and dynamics in Central Africa

This article takes stock of the forest concessions and management rules in Central Africa, the slow progress of forest certification, and the difficulties facing the FLEGT/VPAs process, and proposes a preliminary assessment of the impact of the log export ban imposed in Gabon since 2011. Examples are given of the mounting influence of Asian companies, and the growing concentration of large corporate interests.

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Nytimes: The Power Plants That May Save a Park, and Aid a Country

VIRUNGA NATIONAL PARK, Democratic Republic of Congo — On the verdant savanna of Virunga National Park, a herd of elephants clustered near an umbrella-shaped acacia tree to seek shelter from the blazing morning sun. From a Cessna far above, the giant animals looked like brown-gray miniatures.

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worldbank : 5 key sectors for innovation and increased smart climate investments

Investors are only too aware: if they want to be efficient, companies in emerging countries can no longer overlook climate change related risks The growing frequency and severity of weather events, new regulatory frameworks, changing consumer preferences : climate change is profoundly changing  the ways business is done. Companies and investors are increasingly seeking new ways to build climate resilient portfolios

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UICN Magazine trimestriel d'information du Programme Cameroun : Issue no. 8

In this issue: Thematic resources maps of the Chari Logone Sub-basin in the Lake Chad Basin validated; Cameroon Ecology spearheads a community forest management  initiative in the Manoka mangrove; Awareness campaign conducted in Yokadouma on sidelines of International Day for Biological Diversity ; China -Africa Dialogue on closer collaboration with a view to achieving legality; European Parliamentarians visit the Ngog-Mapubi-Dibang forest area…

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FOKABS: Computer Engineer

We’re looking for a Computer Engineer who likes to solve difficult problems related to climate change and carbon footprint offsetting and calculation. The Engineer must be great at designing and building large and complex (yet maintainable) systems in less than the time that most competent people think possible. Should have a Bachelors or Masters in Computer Science or the equivalent.

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[sep2d] TR: New Call for Proposals

The minimum budget per project is US $50,000 and the maximum budget per project is US $300,000. Projects are expected to start on 01 July 2018 the earliest and must be completed by 31 December 2020.

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GWP- Publishing the call for applications for the recruitment of consultants to create a rainwater harvesting system

As part of continued efforts to improve climate resilience of WASH services in the Sanaga Mayo Sub-Watershed Project, the Global Water Partnership seeks a consultant to create a rainwater harvesting system. Applications must reach the GWP Cameroon office no later than 5 p.m. local time on Monday, 25 September 2017.

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COMIFAC: Recruiting CAR and DRC consultants

Recruiting sub-regional consultants to conduct training and experience-sharing on wildlife product identification techniques and the conduct of wildlife crime investigations intended for wildlife law enforcement officers at entry and exit points (ports and airports) in the CAR and the DRC.

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JMP Discovery Summit Presenter

SAS is currently accepting papers and posters for its 2018 Discovery Summit Europe. We are looking for presenters who can share how they have solved important problems with JMP. Each year our paper and poster presenters are a source of inspiration for the Discovery Summit Europe - posing and challenging analytic theories, benchmarking best practices and conceiving innovative concepts. Presenters will shape the conference conversation about how to apply analytics in forward-looking companies around the globe.

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USAID: Track and Trace Manager

Chemonics seeks a Track and Trace Manager to join the ongoing Global Health Supply Chain - Procurement and Supply Management (GHSC-PSM) project in Botswana. She/He will work within the Central Medical Stores (CMS), currently operated by the third-party vendor Botswana Courier and Logistics, to coordinate the picking, packing, and distribution of appropriate quantities of medicine, especially Dolutegravir and other antiretroviral drugs.

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GWP-Consultant in Rain Water Harvesting Systems

Participation is open to individual or legal persons including institutions / consulting firms working in the field. Tenders may be submitted in English or French. Tenders must reach the office of GWP Cameroon no later than 5:00 pm local time on Monday 25th September 2017. No submission will be received beyond the deadline.

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UNDP-COMIFAC : National expert on Protected Area management strategies and sustainable financing

Within the framework of implementation of the regional UNDP-COMIFAC project , COMIFAC is seeking a National Expert for the Republic of Cameroon with expertise  in the field of Protected Area management strategies and sustainable financing. Deadline for applications: 14/09/2017

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