CBFP News

Minutes from the third meeting of the CBFP Council (English language version)

The English language version of the Minutes from the third meeting of the CBFP Council is now available at the CBFP Website... The meeting was chaired by the EU Facilitator of CBFP, Mr. Anders Henriksson, assisted by the Deputy Facilitator of CBFP, Mr. Maxime Nzita and Notes were taken by the EU CBFP Facilitation team....

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Book - Central African Forests Forever

Central African Forests Forever about opportunities and solutions for conservation and sustainable use of the Congo Basin rainforest, in balance with sustainable economic development in the region. The Book is now considered to be ‘an ambassador of the Congo Basin’ ...

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biopama: Protected areas across Africa, the Caribbean and the Pacific boosted with €60 million investment

Gland, Switzerland, 28 November 2017. The European Union (EU) and the African, Caribbean and Pacific (ACP) Group of States have invested €60 million in the Biodiversity and Protected Areas Management (BIOPAMA) Programme over the next six years – making it one of the largest EU biodiversity programmes. The programme is being implemented by IUCN, International Union for Conservation of Nature and the Joint Research Centre (JRC) of the European Commission.

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WRI: Colombia’s Climate Finance Tracking System Registers $6 Billion Worth of Action

As in business and politics, it’s essential when dealing with climate action to follow the money. Acknowledging the benefits of more and better information about climate finance, Colombia worked with WRI and its partners on a new system that helps measure, report and verify (MRV) how much funding goes towards climate change projects.

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GEF Council approves $500 million work program focused on least developed countries and small island developing states

The Global Environment Facility (GEF) 53rd Council wrapped up today after approving a work program of more than $500 million that puts a strong emphasis on support for Small Island Developing States (SIDS) and Least Developed Countries (LDCs).

 

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GCF and CTCN strengthen cooperation on technology to support Paris Agreement

Bonn, 16 Nov 2017 From today, developing countries will have stronger technology and financial backing to help meet their commitments to the Paris Agreement on Climate Change. This is thanks to an exchange of letters signed between the Green Climate Fund and UN Environment, at the request of Parties to the Climate Convention.

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GCF: GCF REDD+ pilot pushes Paris momentum, according to COP23 side event

Bonn, 14 Nov 2017 A new Green Climate Fund pilot for REDD+ results-based payments is helping put the Paris Agreement into action, participants at an event during the global Climate Change Conference heard.

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GCF: Unlocking the Green Climate Fund: Learning from the Readiness Programme

Bonn, 17 Nov 2017. An insight into the discussion that emerged at a COP 23 side event in Bonn; jointly published with UNDP. Since the Green Climate Fund (GCF) first began its resource mobilisation in 2014, when it rapidly raised more than USD 10 billion in pledges, it has allocated USD 2.7 billion into projects and programmes to date.

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Upcoming Events

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Job offers

CSE : Long term training COURSE on social aspects of sustainable management of natural resources, Yaounde, Republic of Cameroon, April 2018 session.

The Center for Social Excellence (CSE) is seeking applications for the 2018 long training course in Social Forestry of the TFT Center for Social Excellence aimed at young African graduates. The course will be conducted simultaneously in French and English.

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Technical assistant of Alliance GSAC

Alliance GSAC is recruiting a Technical Assistant (TA), with a Volunteer of International Solidarity (VSI) status, whose tasks and responsibilities are set out in the TORs. Application deadline: 10 december 2017

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Alliance-GSAC - Administrative and financial assistant

Alliance-GSAC is recruiting an administrative and financial assistant to manage its bank accounts in Yaoundé, track financial needs on the ground, track expenditure and financial transactions, implement Alliance-ACMG`s rules of financial and administrative management, and conduct financial analysis as required by the network’s activities. Application deadline: 30 November 2017

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Expert for the Observatory for Central Africa Forests (OFAC)

OFAC is looking for an expert. Deadline for applications: 14th December 2017 at 12h00 Yaounde time. Duration: One year with possibility to renew over 3.5 years. Location: Yaounde-Executive Secretariat of COMIFAC.

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CIFOR: Communication Officer for Central Africa

CIFOR is looking for a Communication Officer for Central Africa. The Communications Officer will collaborate with CIFOR’s communication teams globally, especially those based at its headquarters in Indonesia. This nationally recruited position will require travel across Central Africa and elsewhere globally.The application deadline is 20 Dec-2017.

 

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UICN:Technical Officer for the Protected Areas Observatory, BIOPAMA Programme. Closing date: 22 December 2017

The Technical Officer’s (TO) role will be to carry out the mission of observation of the Protected Areas carried out by OFAC on behalf of the COMIFAC, under the joint supervision of the Regional Coordinator of the RIOFAC support project to OFAC and the Coordinator of the IUCN Regional program for Protected Areas and Biodiversity. The TO will be IUCN full staff, seconded at OFAC in Yaoundé. She/He will work closely with the Observatory technicians, the JRC regional web developer seconded at OFAC, the IUCN, OFAC, RAPAC and JRC teams on site and abroad.

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Call for application: WWF Prince Bernhard Scholarships for Nature Conservation (PBS) 2018

With the generous support of The 1001: A Nature Trust, the aim of the WWF Prince Bernhard Scholarships is to provide financial support to individuals who wish to pursue short-term professional training or formal studies that will help them contribute more effectively to conservation efforts in their country. Deadline: The deadline for application to this program is January 13, 2018.

 

 

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Call for tenders: TECHNICAL SUPPORT TO LAND USE PLANNING IN DRC AND CAMEROON

The consultant will support the work of the DRC Programmes team on work related to participatory land use planning in DRC, which will be implemented in synergy with projects on community forests in the region. Closing date: 8th December 2017.

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