Fourth CBFP Council meeting

Fourth CBFP Council meeting. The Congo Basin Forest Partnership (CBFP) Facilitation of the Kingdom of Belgium is pleased to announce that the fourth CBFP Council meeting will take place on 1 June 2018 in Brazzaville, Republic of the Congo. Read more…

CBFP News

GEF-Small grants, big impacts: a community-led initiative is saving Viet Nam’s land crabs

Conserving the global commons can mean grappling with complex issues, studying the science underlying them, and making far-reaching commitments. But it can also involve measuring crabs in a hot village square.

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Aux Arbres : ATIBT takes part in the 1st public awareness event for the forests

It’s a first! Last Friday and Saturday was organized by Maisons du Monde Foundation a public event around the preservation of forests, climate and biodiversity in Nantes.

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Atibt: New edition of Racewood in Gabon WoodShow

On 21 and 22 June, the ATIBT organized the Racewood in Libreville, as part of Gabon WoodShow, the first timber fair in the Congo Basin. ATIBT has decided to take advantage of the launch this year of Gabon WoodShow, Gabon’s first wood and technology show in Gabon, to join the event and hold a new edition of the Racewood.

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Atibt: ATIBT and COMIFAC sign a collaboration agreement at Racewood

TIBT and COMIFAC signed a collaboration agreement at the Racewood on June 21, in Libreville (Gabon). The ATIBT Racewood remains one of the key events in the tropical timber industry. It represents a major opportunity on the African continent of multi-partner relationship. For two days, the key actors of the sector meet and exchange: donors, development agencies, policy makers, NGOs, civil society, country representatives, researchers, scientists, training organizations, unions, producers, managers, importers and industrialists .

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The Congo Basin at the heart of the GEF General Assembly - GEF Secretariat: High Level Roundtable on Congo Basin Sustainable landscapes, June 28 2018, Ariyana ballroom, Da Nang, Viet Nam

GEF - Secretariat: Summary of the High-Level Roundtable on Congo Basin Sustainable landscapes, June 28 2018, Ariyana ballroom, GEF Assembly, Da Nang, Viet Nam - Congo Basin Sustainable landscapes: around 70 persons took part in this High-Level Roundtable moderated by Cyriaque Sendashonga, Global Director for Programme and Policy at IUCN.  The discussions focused on the protection of global important biodiversity in protected areas, the management of biodiversity out of protected areas through large-scale landscape approaches, the importance of forest dependent communities and traditional knowledge...

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GCF: Workshop forges direct links to country-led climate action

Songdo, 01 Jun 2018 The Green Climate Fund has strengthened its country-driven approach to supporting global climate action with the conclusion today of the Empowering Direct Access workshop.

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GCF: Green Climate Fund B.20 meeting press release

Songdo, 04 Jul 2018 The 20th meeting of the GCF Board ended today in Songdo, following four days of challenging and difficult discussions between Board members. The Board meeting was Chaired by Lennart Båge, in the absence of Co-Chair Paul Oquist.

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unfccc.int: UN Climate Chief Calls on Oil Producers to Undertake Rapid, Ambitious Energy Transition

UN Climate Change News, 20 June 2018 - UN Climate Change Executive Secretary Patricia Espinosa today called on oil producing countries to make the challenging but necessary transition to renewable energy in order to enable a low-carbon future and prevent the worst ravages of climate change, which include ever more severe and frequent droughts, flooding and storms caused by heat-trapping greenhouse gases.

 

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Upcoming Events

Job offers

TERMS OF REFERENCE-Bringing community forestry to the next level in the Congo Basin

We are looking for an experienced, bilingual (French and English) consultant to provide an assessment of EU policies and processes including funding that support the development and implementation of community forests.

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Consultant on monitoring of forest cover as part of support provided to the Forest Canopy Operational Monitoring Unit (UOSCF)

The consultant’s work will follow a two-stage process: July to September and October to December 2018, with an average of approximately15 man-days per month, amounting to a total 90 man-days on average, with newsletter publication. Interested applicants are requested to send the documents by e-mail latest by 05 July 2018 at 5 p.m

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FAO: Forestry Officer (Forest Management)

The Forestry Officer reports to the Team Leader, Forest Resources Management Team, under the overall guidance of the Chief (Policy and Resources). Deadline for Application: 9 July 2018.

 

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FAO: Forestry officer, Global Forest Resources Assessment

The Forestry Officer reports to the Team Leader, Global Forest Resource Assessment Team, under the overall guidance of the Director, FOA, and in close collaboration the team members as well as with other units in FAO. Duty Station: Italy, Rome. Deadline for Application: 12 July 2018.

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Fern : Forest and climate campaigner

The ideal candidate will have a campaigning background and the ability to turn complex policy jargon into clear narratives. He/she will be an excellent team worker with a strong degree of autonomy, able to work with people from a variety of cultural backgrounds, show initiative, and deliver accurate communications under pressure. Deadline for applications: 12:00 13th July 2018

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Fern : Forest Governance Campaigner

We are looking for a strong, well-organised professional; a good team worker and networker who is able to communicate well - both orally and in writing - across different cultural backgrounds. Someone who shows initiative and works quickly and accurately; is politically astute and a quick learner. Deadline for applications: 12:00 13th July 2018

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Fern: Partner Finance Officer:

We are looking for a Partner and General Finance Officer to provide strong and professional support to the organisation. The post will be full time, with an indicative split of three days working on partner finance related matters and two days providing general financial and admin support to the organisation. There will, however, be flexibility required based on demand and workload. Deadline for applications: 12:00 13th July 2018

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Head of Logistics & Infrastructures position

The Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS) is seeking a dynamic and highly motivated logistician for the following vacancy for WCS Republic of Congo/Nouabalé-Ndoki Foundation (FNN).Interested candidates, who meet the above qualifications, should apply by sending an application letter and CV together with the names and contact information of three references to the address below no later than July 15th, 2018. Please include “FNN Head of Logistics” in the  subject line of your email. Send to: wcscongobrazza@wcs.org.

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