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REFADD Position Paper for COP 14

Gathered in Libreville, Gabon, from 30 July to 02 August 2018, within the framework of the regional operationalization workshop on REFADD’s Strategic Action, the network’s members met on the sidelines of the workshop and presented the Position Paper for the Fourteenth Conference of the Parties (COP 14) on Biodiversity as follows....

 

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Proposed action plan to enhance transparency in VPA-FLEGT and REDD+ processes

In a bid to help increase transparency in VPA FLEGT and REDD+ processes, a proposed three-year action plan (2018-2020) was submitted for consideration to forestry and environmental sector stakeholders who were meeting in a workshop to assess transparency in both processes  (VPA and REDD+). The workshop was organized by the Forests and Rural Development association (FODER) last July as part of the Voice of Citizens for Change Project; Forest Observation in the Congo basin (CV4C) implemented by a consortium of Congo Basin organizations, led by the CIDT with the financial support of the European Union and project partners.

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International conference “Research for conservation of biodiversity and ecosystem services (CIBES 18)

Following the release of the results of the first IPBES Africa assessment, an international conference was held in Kinshasa from 24 to 26 July 2018, entitled: International conference “Research for conservation of biodiversity and ecosystem services. Current situation, stakes and solutions for the DRC”, abbreviated CIBES.

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Press release: Workshop on participatory assessment of transparency in the forestry and environmental sector in Cameroon

From 3 to 4 July 2018, the conference hall of Le Paradis hotel’s Chalet Bantu in Kribi hosted a workshop on participatory assessment of transparency in Cameroon’s forestry and environmental sector.

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CBFP MOP 18 - CBFP Scientific and Academic Day - November 27, 2018

The organization of the scientific day is fully in line with the road map of the Belgian CBFP Facilitation. Research on the Congo Basin forests should be used to set priorities for action and to sound the alarm bells so that policy makers become aware of the situation and act accordingly. In addition, research must be able to guide; in a responsible and sustainable way, investments related to the forest / biodiversity sector and other economic sectors whose uncontrolled impacts can significantly affect natural resources in the Congo Basin.

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REDD+ in GCF

REDD+ refers to a process moderated by the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) which supports countries' efforts to reduce emissions from deforestation and forest degradation, and foster conservation, sustainable management of forests, and enhancement of forest carbon stocks. Learn more about REDD+.

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GEF: Ensuring a world where elephants aren’t the next dinosaurs

On August 12, we celebrate World Elephant Day to raise awareness on the plight of the world’s elephant population. This is an important day for me, as the Program Manager of the Global Wildlife Program (GWP) that started two years ago to combat illegal wildlife trade across 19 countries in Asia and Africa. Funded by the Global Environment Facility (GEF) with a grant of $131 million, the GWP is a global partnership on wildlife conservation & crime prevention for sustainable development.

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LANDSCAPE NEWS: Africa’s Great Green Wall: A work in progress

BONN, Germany (Landscape News) — Much has changed since 2007, when the African Union launched the Great Green Wall for the Sahara and the Sahel Initiative (GGWSSI) as a bulwark against the encroaching desert.

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FGF Brazzaville 2018 Applications

Job offers

Administrative and Finance Assistant, Yaoundé, Cameroon. Deadline: deadline 15 October 2018

The US Forest Service, International Program as the in-country Representative of the Silvacarbon and the US Agency for International Development’s for Central Africa Regional Program for Environment (USAID/CARPE), may require the services of an Administrative and Financial Assistant to support the Country Program in the follow-up and implementation of its activities in collaboration with Regional and National partners.

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TRAFFIC: Central Africa Wildlife Trade Officer – Fauna. Deadline for applications: 30th September 2018

TRAFFIC has an opportunity for a new role to join our team in Central Africa. The overall purpose of this position is to co-ordinate and provide technical support for the effective and efficient implementation of the wildlife (fauna) component of TRAFFIC conservation work in Central Africa which covers the ten-member countries of the Central African Forest Commission (COMIFAC). Location: Cameroon Country Programme Office, Yaoundé, Cameroon

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TECHNICAL ADVISOR, DJA FAUNAL RESERVE, CAMEROON

Technical Advisor (TA), Dja Faunal reserve who will provide technical support to the conservator of DFR, build the capacity of the Service de Conservation, develop management and operational plans, facilitate coordination with the surrounding landscape and improve the overall management and conservation of the Park. CLOSING DATE:   September 9, 2018

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TRAFFIC : Office Director – Central Africa

An outstanding leader with proven managerial coordination and communication skills, you’ll also need a good understanding of conservation, development and socio-economic issues in Central Africa, including substantial experience of working in the region. Deadline for applications: 6th September 2018

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Global Water Partnership: Young Professionals Program

The Young Professionals Program (YPP) provides an opportunity for the sub-region’s young women and men to learn and harness their potential as future international water leaders. GWP’s youth-oriented strategy which has been developed and integrated into global and regional programs and activities, aims to foster engagement of youths as key partners of the GWP network, in order to raise their awareness and capacities to ensure a sustainable future.

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Africa Programme Manager role at ZSL

The Africa Programme at ZSL is focussed on some of the largest and most intact landscapes in the region with 3 programmes in Cameroon, Kenya and the W-Airly-Pendjari landscape in West Africa. We take a landscape approach to our work with protected areas and communities at the core of this. Our diverse portfolio of projects cover freshwater, mangrove, savannah and tropical forest ecosystems and a range of threatened species from black rhino, elephants and lions to manatees, turtles and pangolins. Closing date for applications: Midnight Sunday 9th September 2018.

 

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Call for Applications: 2018 GYBN Regional Youth Capacity Building Workshop for AFRICA

Building upon the success of GYBN's 2017 series of Capacity-Building Workshops and thanks to generous support from the Japan Biodiversity Fund, the European Commission, the CBD Secretariat, the African Wildlife Foundation, Engajamundo and the Telangana Forest Department, GYBN will organize another three Youth Capacity-Building Workshops for ASIA, AFRICA and LATIN-AMERICA and the CARIBBEAN in 2018/19. Please apply through this form by August 31 2018 at 23:59

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Call for Applications: 2018 GYBN Regional Youth Capacity Building Workshop for ASIA

Building upon the success of GYBN's 2017 series of Capacity-Building Workshops and thanks to generous support from the Japan Biodiversity Fund, the European Commission, the CBD Secretariat, the African Wildlife Foundation, Engajamundo and the Telangana Forest Department, GYBN will organize another three Youth Capacity-Building Workshops for ASIA, AFRICA and LATIN-AMERICA and the CARIBBEAN in 2018/19. Please apply through this form by August 31 2018 at 23:59

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