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Follow-up expert meeting on the N’Djamena conference; Civil Society Day; CBFP Governing Council Meeting…....16 to 19 December 2019, Douala, Republic of Cameroon. Find out more…

CBFP News

Unenvironment-African Ministers of the environment agree to accelerate action through effective mechanisms for sustainable development

Durban, 15 November 2019 – In a ministerial declaration issued today at the closing of the 17th Ordinary Session of the African Ministerial Conference on the Environment (AMCEN), African governments agreed to make the Conference the forum for making regional environment policies with effective mechanisms for implementation.

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First GCF Green Champions to be announced at COP25

The GCF Green Champions Awards was launched in August this year to recognise and promote the most noteworthy and successful efforts to fight climate change in developing countries. The nominees, which include outstanding individuals and organisations driving climate transformation, are among the prime examples of initiatives that exemplify environmental, social and business-led commitments to combat climate change.

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Thegef-The next challenge for business: adapting to climate change

The private sector must begin preparing for climate change and the ensuing disruption to operations and services with new approaches. The future success of the private sector may not only depend on how successfully it can mitigate, but also on how it can adapt to climate change. Extreme weather events are already causing havoc to operations, supply chains and commerce all over the world.

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GEF to showcase power of partnerships at Madrid climate summit

As financial mechanism of the UN climate convention (UNFCCC), the Global Environment Facility (GEF) will play a central role in Madrid in helping advance negotiations on topics such as finance and technology transfer, and in highlighting examples of where climate change action is bearing fruit, where it can be scaled up, and where more work must be done, especially in least developed countries.

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Adaptation Fund at COP25

The 25th Conference of the Parties to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (COP25), as well as CMP15 and CMA2 will be held from December 2-13, 2019 in Madrid, Spain. The conference was originally scheduled to take place in Santiago, Chile, but the venue was changed due to the difficult situation the country was undergoing. However, Chile remains as the COP25 Presidency with Spain stepping forward to host this conference of “action”, demonstrating the spirit of cooperation and partnership in the fight against climate change.

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Rwanda and Republic of Congo receive project funding approved during Adaptation Fund Board meeting - Adaptation Fund Board Approves US$ 63 Million in New Projects, Including First Innovation and Scale-Up Grants

The new grant window projects approved by the Board include small innovation grants for Armenia (through its NIE, EPIU) and Chile (through its NIE, AGCID), and one project scale-up grant for Rwanda through its NIE, the Ministry of Environment…Through its concrete project funding process, the Board approved six concrete adaptation projects totaling over US$ 52 million in Congo, El Salvador, Georgia, Malawi, the Republic of Moldova, and a regional project in Djibouti, Kenya, Sudan and Uganda

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GCF-Green Climate Fund Board commits an additional USD 407.8 million to combat climate crisis

No mobilization for Central Africa during the 24th GCF Board meeting which allocates USD 407.8 million, raising GCF's total portfolio to USD 5.6 billion. The Board 24th approved 13 new projects. Similarly, for Central Africa no projects were approved under the Simplified Approval Process (SAP) as well as accreditation during the 24th GCF Board meeting…

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AF-Adaptation Fund’s New E-Learning Course on Direct Access Designed to Help Countries and Stakeholders Unlock Climate Finance

Washington, D.C. (November 27, 2019) — The Adaptation Fund has enhanced its suite of knowledge products with the launch of an interactive new learning tool aimed at helping developing country organizations improve access to adaptation finance.

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Upcoming Events

FGF 2020 Applications Now Open !

Job offers

WWF-Salonga Programme Administrator

The Administrator of the Salonga Programme will oversee the implementation of administrative procedures, financial control and human resources of the Programme based in Monkoto. He /She shall be in charge of developing administrative and financial procedures and supervise administrative and logistics staff of the Programme in collaboration with the local Human Resource Office.

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AFORPOLIS Save the Date – Call for Abstracts

The African forest policies and Politics (AFORPOLIS) organisation, TROPENBOS International (TBI) and TROPENBOS Ghana (TBG) are organising the second social sciences conference on “African forest-related policies and politics” (AFORPOLIS conference 2020). Please submit your abstract by January 15th, 2020.

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TROPIMUNDO call for scholarship and self-funded applications open

TROPIMUNDO is an EC-funded and excellence-labelled Erasmus Mundus Joint Master Degree in Tropical Biodiversity and Ecosystems. We aim to bring together expert Higher Education Institutes (HEI), with long-standing worldwide expertise in tropical rainforests and woodlands and in tropical coastal ecosystems. TROPIMUNDO students are able to concentrate on botany, zoology and integrative ecosystem approaches in institutions worldwide in 2 Master years, of which an entire semester is spent in the tropics.

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Centre of Social Excellence: Launch of the 2020 session of the Centre of Social Excellence

Applications are now being accepted for the tenth training batch that will begin in Yaoundé in March 2020 and will be taught in French and English.

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WWF Call - New Deal for Nature and People Intern

WWF is looking for a local intern for its New Deal for Nature and People programme in Cameroon! Location:  Yaoundé, Cameroon. Please complete the online application form and send it to yvp@wwfint.org by 20 November 2019.

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WWF Call-Africa Policy and Partnership Intern

WWF is recruiting a local intern for the Policy and Partnership Department for a 6-months to be based in Cameroon! Assignment dates: January 2020  to June 2020. Deadline of applications: 20 November 2019.

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The World Wide Fund for Nature seeks a Project Manager, New Deal for Nature and People

The New Deal initiative will support WWF Cameroon to contribute to stopping global biodiversity decline and promoting a New Deal to improve the integration of biodiversity in public and private decisions.  The Biodiversity Engagement Facilitation initiative complements the New Deal. It will support WWF Cameroon to engage stakeholders to contribute to bending the curve on biodiversity decline by setting national and sectoral voluntary contributions. Collectively, the two initiatives will support scientific studies, training champions and CSOs ad collaborating with them to raise public awareness and advocate for political and business adherence to the New Deal, facilitating high level dialogue. Deadline for applications: November 17th, 2019.

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Conservation International is seeking consultants

Conservation International is seeking consultants in Ghana, Dominican Republic, Peru, Brazil, Republic of Congo, Costa Rica and Colombia to analyze enabling and limiting factors for climate, forest and land use strategies and plans, and to conduct a country investment readiness assessment. Applications are due by 25 November 2019.

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