UN-International Day of Forests 21 March- Learn to Love Forests.

International Day of Forests 21 March- Learn to Love Forests. Every 21 March the United Nations raises awareness of the importance of all types of forests. This year the International Day of Forests promotes education to Learn to Love Forests. It underscores the importance of education at all levels in achieving sustainable forest management and biodiversity conservation... Read more….

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International Day of Forests 2019

The United Nations General Assembly proclaimed 21 March the International Day of Forests (IDF) in 2012. The Day celebrates and raises awareness of the importance of all types of forests. On each International Day of Forests, countries are encouraged to undertake local, national and international efforts to organize activities involving forests and trees, such as tree planting campaigns. The theme for each International Day of Forests is chosen by the Collaborative Partnership on Forests. The theme for 2019 is Forests and Education.

 

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Welcome to our new partner the Earth and Life lnstitute of the Université catholique de Louvain (UCLouvain)!!!

Brussels, March 12, 2019, The Earth and Life institute of the Université catholique de Louvain (UCLouvain), has officially joined the members of the Congo Basin Forests Partnership (CBFP). As part of the accession process, the Earth and Life institute of the UCLouvain submitted the required documents and agreed to abide by the CBFP members’ cooperation framework in promoting sustainable management of forest ecosystems in Central Africa

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Minister of State François-Xavier de Donnea takes part in sub-regional workshop of climate negotiators of the COMIFAC Climate Working Group.

The COMIFAC Climate Working Group held a workshop from 05 to 07 March 2019 in Malabo (Equatorial Guinea). The purpose of the meeting was to decode COP 24, prepare for future events under the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) and validate the concept notes of regional projects.

 

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High-level working luncheon between Heads of EU Diplomatic Missions in Equatorial Guinea and Minister of State François-Xavier de Donnea, Belgian Facilitator of the Congo Basin Forest Partnership

On March 5, 2019, His Excellency Mr. Fred CONSTANT, French Ambassador to Equatorial Guinea, hosted a high-level working luncheon during the visit of Minister of State François-Xavier de Donnea, Belgian Facilitator of the Congo Basin Forest Partnership to Malabo.

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Malabo’s (Equatorial Guinea) highest authorities rally around organization of 7th CBFP Council Meeting scheduled for June 2019

Minister of State François-Xavier de Donnea, Belgian Facilitator of the Congo Basin Forest Partnership was received in audience on the one hand, by Mr. Pedro Antonio OLIVEIRA BORUPU and Mr. Santiago Francisco ENGONGA OSONO, respectively the Secretary of State for Agriculture and Livestock and the Secretary of State for Forests and the Environment, and on the other hand, by the Minister Delegate for Foreign Affairs of Equatorial Guinea.

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CBFP Mission to Libreville: CBFP Facilitator meets with Vice-President and Minister for Foreign Affairs of Gabon

Following his discussion with the Minister of Foreign Affairs, the CBFP Facilitator talked with the Vice-President of the Republic, His Excellency Mr. Pierre Maganga Moussavou who reaffirmed the commitment of the Head of State. He expressed the wish that logging companies and large plantations would invest in improving the livelihoods of local populations in their operating areas, and especially improving their habitat.

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CBFP Mission to Libreville: Minister of State François Xavier de Donnea discusses with technical and financial partners

The CBFP Facilitator had several working meetings with, amongst others: Ambassador François Fall, Special Representative of the United Nations SG for Central Africa; the Deputy Secretary General of ECCAS, Ms. Marie-Thérèse Mfoula; Ambassador Helmut Kulitz, accompanied by Mr. Jean Huchon and Ignacio Sobrino from DUE and Ms. Muriel Soret from the French Embassy; representatives of the ADB, the World Bank and UNODC in Libreville.

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CBFP Mission to Libreville: Facilitator meets with Gabon’s private sector

The CBFP Facilitator held discussions with Ms. Jacqueline Van De Pol, ITTTA representative (International Technical Tropical Timber Association) in Libreville and Mr. Lee White, Executive Secretary of Gabon’s National Agency of National Parks.

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Upcoming Events

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Call for Papers: 2nd Symposium on Climate Change Adaptation in Africa Nairobi, Kenya 23rd-24th January 2020

Last but not least, a further aim of the event will be to document and disseminate the wealth of experiences available today. To this purpose, the "African Handbook of Climate Change  Adaptation: learning, sharing and advancing efforts to promote climate change adaptation in Africa"  will be published, with all accepted papers. This will be a further volume of the award-winning  book series “Climate Change Management” ...

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Call for Applications: Mentoring for Research Programme (2019 Cohort)

The International Support Network for African Development (ISNAD-Africa) invites applications from graduate (master’s and doctoral) students in universities across all African countries for the 2019 Cohort of its Mentoring for Research Programme. Qualified and interested applicants for the 2019 Cohort of the programme are invited to read the Call for Applications and submit their applications on or before April 30, 2019 (11:59 GMT).

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Hiring an ecologist, specialized in ecological monitoring Mpem & Djim National Park, Cameroon

2.5-month position based in Ntui, in the Mbam & Kim Division Headquarters (Centre region) a town located at a two hours’ drive (on tarred road) north of Yaoundé. Application deadline: 30 March 2019

 

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BRL Hiring a Senior Technical Assistant specialized in protected area management Mpem & Djim National Park, Cameroon

3-month position starting in July 2019, based in Ntui, in the Mbam & Kim Division Headquarters (Centre region) a town located at a two hours’ drive (on tarred road) north of Yaoundé.

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BRL- Hiring a specialist in environmental education and awareness Mpem $ Djim National Park, Cameroon

24-month position based in Ntui, in the Mbam & Kim Division Headquarters (Centre region) a town located at a two hours’ drive (on tarred road) north of Yaoundé.Send CV to: david.brugiere@brl.fr, mentioning “Recrutement AT” in the subject line. Application deadline: 30 March 2019

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EAGLE Network-Field Investigation Officer

The EAGLE Network is looking for individuals with the right skills and qualities developed from professional experience, training background and a passion for activism who have a strong personal engagement and internal motivation. You will need to have some experience of living, travelling or working in Africa, flexibility, the ability to work long hours at short notice and to endure stress. The EAGLE Network operates in 8 African countries where it carries out wildlife law enforcement operations that has brought more than 2,000 traffickers to prison.

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AWF Call for Proposals - Land-Use Plan Development

AWF seeks to initiate positive change in the Lower Zambezi landscape by (i) providing training on anti-poaching operations and equipment for community scouts in the Mbire Rural District Council (RDC); (ii) supporting the development and implementation of alternative income-generating activities for target community members while concurrently using income-generating tools such as chili farming to mitigate human-wildlife conflict; and (iii) developing and facilitating the use of well-established land-use plans that demarcate priority conservation areas within the landscape.

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AWF-Deputy Program Manager. Location: Senegal.

The African Wildlife Foundation (AWF) is seeking a dynamic and high-performing individual to implement an integrated conservation and livelihoods program in Kedougou Region, SE Senegal in partnership with the Municipal Council of Tomboronkoto Commune and Petowal Mining Company. Under the overall supervision of AWF's Vice President, Programs for West and Central Africa, the Deputy Program Manager.

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