16th Meeting of CBFP Parties, Kigali, Rwanda

16th Meeting of CBFP Parties, Kigali, Rwanda, 21-26 November 2016 - Find out 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 85 partners, including African countries, donor agencies and governments, international organizations, NGOs, scientific institutions and the private sector. Read more...

CBFP News

Mongabay:Corrupt logging practices in Liberia could mar new era in community forestry

MONROVIA, Liberia – Reaching the remote Garwin chiefdom in central Liberia isn’t an easy feat. Only about an hour and a half of the journey takes place on a paved road. The remaining four hours wind their way along a cratered, narrow dirt road through thickets of jungle and the occasional blip of cell-phone coverage in a small transit town or isolated village.

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Handover at the COMIFAC Council of Ministers

His Excellency Dr Vincent Biruta, the Rwandan Minister of Natural Resources takes over the presidency of COMIFAC and a new troika at the COMIFAC Executive Secretariat. Kindly download the final communiqué of the Ninth ordinary session of the Council of Ministers of the Central African Forest Commission (COMIFAC).

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COMIFAC: Ninth Ordinary Session of COMIFAC Council of Ministers: new statutory team appointed

The ninth ordinary session of the Council of Ministers of the Central African Forest Commission (COMIFAC) took place on 29 November 2016 in Kigali, Republic of Rwanda. The session was preceded from 27-28 November 2016 by the advisory expert meeting...

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COMIFAC: Ninth Ordinary Session of CCOMIFAC Council of Ministers: experts adopt their report

The expert meeting of the ninth Ordinary Session of the COMIFAC Council of Ministers in charge of Forestry and/or Environment of the COMIFAC countries was held at the behest of His Excellency Emmanuel NIYONKURU, Minister of Water, Environment, Land Planning and Urbanism of the Republic of Burundi, Acting President of the Central African Forests Commission (COMIFAC).

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ingentaconnect: Cameroon's forest policy within the overall national land use framework: from sectorial approaches to global coherence?

The study builds on policy subsystem governance fragmentation and crosssectorial policy impact frameworks to highlight the reality that, despite efforts in setting bridges between sectorial development policies such as mining, forest, agriculture, energy and infrastructures, information asymmetry poses bias to policy-makers' knowledge for rational policy hierarchy setting and global policy coherence in Cameroon.

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Vegetal non-timber forest products in Cameroon, contribution to the national economy

This pape r analyses the contribution of some non-timber forest products (NTFPs) to the economy of Cameroon through the lens of livelihoods, food security, employment and financial values. Specifically, the work aims at determining the income generated from vegetal NTFPs sales, the value of self-consumption and the number of jobs provided, in order to assess the contribution of NTFPs to the national economy.

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GCF: GCF highlights Fund progress and ambition at COP22 dialogue on climate finance Marrakech, 16 Nov 2016

The leadership of the Green Climate Fund engaged in a series of high-level consultations on climate finance at COP 22 today. Ewen McDonald, GCF Board Co-Chair, addressed a Ministerial dialogue on climate finance, speaking also on behalf of his fellow Co-Chair Zaheer Fakir.

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Upcoming Events

Job offers

WWF: Call for expressions of interest for evaluation of a field conservation program in Southeast Cameroon

WWF seeks the services of a consultant to undertake an evaluation of a WWF funded field conservation program in southeast Cameroon (TRIDOM landscape).All candidates interested in conducting this evaluation on a consultant basis should submit, no later than December 15, 2016  a technical proposal including:

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GIZ: Advisor (f/m) for the EU Facilitation of the Congo Basin Forest Partnership

Under the responsibility of the Head of Unit, in close coordination with the EU Facilitator of CBFP, and jointly with other colleagues working in the unit, you will be working in the areas of sustainable management of forests and biodiversity (governance, conservation, climate change)… If we caught your interest, we are looking forward to your application until 27.11.2016.

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WWF : Principal Technical Advisor

WWF-DRC is recruiting the position of Principal Technical Advisor for our programme in Democratic Republic of Congo to help us achieve our new ambitious goals, and build a future where people live in harmony with nature. Location: Mbandaka, Province de l’Equateur, Democratic Republic of Congo. Deadline for applications: 25 November 2016

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The Sahara Conservation Fund is recruiting a CHIEF OPERATING OFFICER for its operations based in France. Deadline for submissions: 30 November 2016.

The Sahara Conservation Fund (SCF) is a young and dynamic NGO established in 2004 to address the extinction crisis facing the wildlife of the Sahara and neighbouring Sahelian grasslands of Africa. SCF focuses on the conservation of threatened species and their habitats. Projects include the establishment and management of protected areas, the reintroduction of lost species, and hands-on training of African professionals through applied research, wildlife survey and monitoring.

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AWF : Project Finance and Administrative Officer, AAI

The Project Finance and Administrative Officer, AAI is an integral member of the African Apes Initiative (AAI projects) team, providing financial and administration support particularly in program logistics and efficient project administration. The incumbent reports to and works closely with the Technical Director West and Central Africa and is the key linking point within the program team and HQ Finance team to understand, interpret and implement financial policies and budget plans within the AAI projects. The majority of AAI-field programs are in West and Central Africa.

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Training course on fund raising projects and strategies from 15 to 16 November 2016 (02 days)

Session objectives: to develop the participants’ ability to identify viable project ideas, to teach participants how to craft relevant projects that will appeal to financial partners, Strengthen participants’ capacities to develop synergies.

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WRI: Central Africa Regional strategy lead, forests.

The World Resources Institute (WRI) seeks a Central Africa Regional Strategy Lead to lead development of national strategies, support work plan development, monitoring, communication and fund-raising across WRI’s Forest Program’s priority countries in the Congo Basin – with a particular focus on Cameroon, Central African Republic, Equatorial Guinea and Gabon. Location: Kinshasa, DRC

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National Forestry Authority Technical Advisor Kampala, Uganda 2016

Management and Engineering Technologies International, Inc. (METI), in collaboration with the US Forest Service, as a part of the US Agency for International Development’s bilateral programs in Uganda, seeks a full-time technical advisor to provide technical support to the National Forestry Authority of Uganda. The technical advisor will provide strategic and technical guidance on mapping Central Forest Reserves and other attendant technical issues within the National Forestry Authority.

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