March 3, 2017: World Wildlife Day

21 March International Day of Forests 2017. The theme for each International Day of Forests is chosen by the Collaborative Partnership on Forests. The theme for 2017 is Forests and Energy. Read 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

inFO news: an e-newsletter from FAO Forestry

To read: Celebrating the benefits of the world's forests; The United Nations Decade of Sustainable Energy for All 2014-2024; Forestry Communication Toolkit; Wood Energy...

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IITA: Former Benin President and Sasakawa executive members praise the work of IITA-Benin

25 March 2017. On 21 March, IITA-Bénin hosted Honorable Ruth Oniang’o, Chairperson of the Board of Directors of Sasakawa Africa Association (SAA), accompanied by Deola Naibakelao, Managing Director, Sasakawa Africa Fund for Extension (SAFE), Mercy Akeredolu, SAFE West Africa Coordinator, and former IITA staff member Leonides Halos-Kim, now Director of Post-Harvest and Agro-processing with SAA. But that was just the beginning of an even more exciting event.

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IITA: Scientists to detail progress and challenges regarding global cassava threats at meetings in Nigeria

20 March 2017. This week, progress on research efforts geared towards the improvement of the genetic potential and productivity of two most cultivated yam species in Africa will be the focus of the deliberations of scientists convening for the annual meeting of the AfricaYam project at the International Institute of Tropical Agriculture (IITA) in Ibadan.

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IITA : Scientists gather to compare notes on status of genetic improvement of yam in Africa

20 March 2017. This week, progress on research efforts geared towards the improvement of the genetic potential and productivity of two most cultivated yam species in Africa will be the focus of the deliberations of scientists convening for the annual meeting of the AfricaYam project at the International Institute of Tropical Agriculture (IITA) in Ibadan.

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21 March International Day of Forests 2017

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 2017 is Forests and Energy.

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adaptation-fund-New Board Chair: Adaptation Fund ‘Doing Right Things Right’ with Innovative, Effective Approaches

Bonn, Germany (March 16, 2017) — The annual passing of the gavel at the 29th Adaptation Fund Board meeting took place this morning when Michael Kracht, of Germany, officially became the new Chair as the March 16-17 meeting got underway here in Bonn.

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adaptation-fund: Adaptation Fund Board Greenlights Record 13 Project Submissions, Appoints New Leadership at 29th Meeting

Bonn, Germany (March 21, 2017) — The Adaptation Fund Board meeting concluded in Bonn on March 17 with the approvals and endorsements of 13 project submissions, further enhancing the Fund’s response to assist a rising number of vulnerable communities in developing countries with urgent adaptation needs build resilience to climate change.

 

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UN: Opening Segment of the Water Dialogue

22 March 2017: Statement by H.E. Mr Peter Thomson, President of the 71st Session of the General Assembly, at the Dialogue to discuss improving the integration and coordination of the work of the United Nations on the water-related goals and targets under its sustainable development pillar, with a particular emphasis on the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development.

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Job offers

Career Opportunities: Programme Officer -Species Conservation. Location: Yaoundé, Cameroon

The Programme Officer will assist in the screening of applications for eligibility, matching individual applications to expert reviewers, collating and presenting the results of the external review for use and further review by the SOS Technical Advisory Group. Working in collaboration with the SOS Coordinator the Programme Officer will review a selection of submitted reports according to a predefined checklist and against the objectives, results and milestones described in the project proposal.

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Career Opportunities: Bushmeat Specialist Central Africa. Location: Brazzaville, Republic of Congo

The bushmeat specialist will serve as the technical lead to the WCS urban bushmeat team, leading the design of research with partners, supervising field research, co-designing and tracking the program’s monitoring and evaluation work, providing advice to country programs on bushmeat related issues, and reporting and writing up program results for scientific and lay audiences.

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Career Opportunities: GIS RS Technical Adviser. Location: Kinshasa, DRC

World Resources Institute's Africa Forest Team seeks a GIS RS technical advisor to support its efforts to lead multi-sectoral, data-driven, and inclusive land use planning processes and management of natural resources in the Congo Basin, especially focusing in the DRC. WRI's approach focuses on developing information and decision-support tools as a basis for informing land use planning and allocation of rights to natural resources, as well as supporting multi-stakeholder processes to put in place the necessary legal and institutional framework for land use planning and allocation of natural resources.

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Recrutement: Régional Coordinator Global Water Partnership

The subject should read Application for position of Regional Coordinator for GWP Central Africa’.  Deadline for applications: APRIL 9th, 2017. This call is open to any individual in the Central Africa region, with a nationality of one of the GWP Central Africa region countries (Cameroon, Congo, Central African Republic, Chad, Equatorial Guinea, Gabon, and Sao Tome & Principe).

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Recruitment of international expert. Application deadline: 30 March 2017

As part of the Green Climate Fund’s support to the National Climate Council, in its capacity as the National Designated Authority, a call for tender to recruit an international expert has been launched by the Caisse des Dépôts et Consignations.

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Call for Applications - United States Forest Service International Programs: Central Africa Communications Specialist - Terms of Reference

Please send a Letter of Interest, two writing samples and your CV to the USFS' Country Coordinator with “USFS Central Africa Comms Specialist” in the subject line. Finalists will be contacted...

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PPI call for proposals

The French Facility for Global Environment (FFEM) has launched a fifth phase of the Small-Scale Initiatives Program (PPI 5) for the 2016-2019 period. The call for proposals is open until 1st of May, 2017 and concerns NGOs which have so far never received support from the PPI.

 

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