Welcome to the 15th Meeting of Partners (MOP) of CBFP (Congo Basin Forest Partnership) June 17 to 19, 2015 in Yaoundé, Cameroon...For more Information..., please click on the following link... CBFP Partners Meeting website

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 70 partners, including African countries, donor agencies and governments, international organizations, NGOs, scientific institutions and the private sector. Read more...

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CBFP News

EU: EU reinforces its support to Central Africa (24/06/2015)

Commissioner for International Cooperation and Development, Neven Mimica, signed the Central Africa Regional Indicative Programme (RIP) of the 11th European Development Fund (EDF) for an amount of €350 million (229 billion CFA) for the period 2014-2020. Commissioner Neven Mimica said: "Regional integration is only viable when driven from within. It is a means to fulfil the policy objectives set out in the Cotonou Agreement, and to build on the achievements which the Economic Community of Central Africa and the Commission for Economic and Monetary Community of Central Africa have already made, in economic and monetary integration, in peace and security, in infrastructure and in environment and natural resources".

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Traffic-Experts call on EU to acknowledge pivotal role of communities in supporting wildlife conservation

Brussels, Belgium, 25th June 2015—International experts have called upon EU decision-makers to acknowledge the pivotal role of communities in supporting wildlife conservation - including the combat against wildlife crime - in their forthcoming strategies and action plans...

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COP12: Wetlands for our Future

The twelfth meeting of the Conference of the Parties to the Ramsar Convention on Wetlands (COP12) was held from 2-9 June 2015, in Punta del Este, Uruguay, under the theme “Wetlands for our Future.” 

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Extraordinary Ministers' Conference in Yaounde seeks to strengthen and revamp the Organization for the Conservation of Wildlife in Africa (OCFSA)

The Ministers of the Organization for the Conservation of Wildlife in Africa (OCFSA) held an extraordinary session on the sidelines of the 15th Meeting of CBFP partners, on June 17, 2015, at the Yaounde Conference Center. The gathering was convened by the Minister of Forestry and Wildlife of Cameroon, equally serving as current chairman of OCFSA.

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15th Meeting of CBFP partners: The European Union, new CBFP Facilitator

Such was the main announcement made by the Ambassador and Head of the European Union Delegation in Cameroon, during the 15th Meeting of Partners of the Congo Basin Forest Partnership (CBFP) which took place from June 15 to 19, 2015, in Yaounde, Cameroon with financial support from the governments of Norway, Cameroon, the United States, Germany, France and technical support from the IUCN.

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CIFOR-Monty Python and tropical forests. Really?

In your best John Cleese voice: “All right… all right… but apart from better sanitation and medicine and education and irrigation and public health and roads and a freshwater system and baths and public order… what have the Romans ever done for us?”

 

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CIFOR-Monitoring deforestation and forest degradation in the context of REDD+: Lessons from Tanzania

Key Points: ...To qualify for future REDD+ financial incentives, both for deforestation and forest degradation reductions, countries need to assess historical forest-cover changes and establish forest reference emission levels, i.e. CO2 emissions resulting from changes in forest cover. The establishment of a national forest definition is essential to monitor changes in forest areas and a prerequisite to develop a consistent system to monitor forest reference emission levels...The establishment of such a monitoring system requires choices on many variables (e.g. mapping unit, forest thresholds, remote sensing techniques). The choices made will have technical, political and economic implications that are difficult to predict and that will have impacts on, among others, the type of forests monitored, the methods and data required to provide accurate and reliable information, and possibly, the people deriving their livelihoods from forest land...

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CIFOR-The REDD+ Framework: Finally complete after almost 10 years

The annual mid-year climate talks in Bonn commenced with a fast-start as countries were eager to commence REDD+ negotiations as soon as possible and resolve the three outstanding issues – further safeguards guidance, non-carbon benefits (NCBs), and alternative policy approaches including joint mitigation adaptation (JMA).

 

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Upcoming Events

05.10.2015 - 11.10.2015 Forum ATIBT , Milan, Italy
05.10.2015 - 06.10.2015 15th CGE Meeting
06.10.2015 - 10.10.2015 42nd Session of the IPCC
12.10.2015 - 23.10.2015 UNCCD COP 12
19.10.2015 - 23.10.2015 ADP 4
26.10.2015 - 29.10.2015 IEA Bioenergy Conference 2015
15.11.2015 - 16.11.2015 G20 2015 Leaders' Summit
30.11.2015 - 11.12.2015 UNFCCC COP 21
05.12.2015 - 06.12.2015 Global Landscapes Forum 2015
16.01.2016 - 17.01.2016 Sixth Session of the IRENA Assembly
06.06.2016 - 09.06.2016 50th Meeting of the GEF Council

Job offers

Call for applications- Wildlife Conservation Society - Congo Program -Research assistant, Mbeli Bai Gorilla Study.

We are looking for a field assistant for an ongoing study on the demographics, behaviour, and visiting patterns of western lowland gorillas at Mbeli Bai, Nouabalé-Ndoki National Park, Republic of Congo (Congo-Brazzaville). Responsibilities include the daily monitoring (>10hours) of gorillas and other large mammals (forest elephants, sitatungas, forest buffaloes) visiting the Mbeli Bai forest clearing. Further responsibilities include camp logistics, food orders, helping in training of Congolese research assistants.

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WWF-Call for applications: Technical Advisor, Conservation (TAC)

WWF-CAR seeks a Technical Advisor Conservation whose major functions will be to: Provide technical assistance, oversight and leadership to the conservation activities of WWF-DSPA...Ensure effective and efficient protection of DSPA natural resources and transfer technical and managerial knowledge and experience to the Park Warden (Conservateur) and other conservation programme staff...Assist the WWF PTA in delivering the broader goals of WWF and DSPA in line with WWF’s and Sangha Tri-National landscape (TNS) conservation strategies…

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The World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF Cameroon) Call for tenders-Deadline for applications: July 15, 2015

WWF Cameroon is looking for consultant(s) or an institution to undertake work leading to the production of a strategic plan and funding concept notes for the Coastal Forests Program in the South West Region.

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Call for applications -COMIFAC-PREREDD: Recruitment of Individual Consultant, Junior Technical Assistant in charge of forest carbon measurement and monitoring for the Regional Project REDD +

... In general, the Consultant shall perform the following tasks, but are not limited to: i) monitor the work developed allometric equations (Component 2b) of those launched with envelopes countries (Component 1c); ii) follow-up studies on the measurement of biomass (Component 3b) and iii) support for the management of the Project Etc. ...

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WWF-Call for applications: WWF Gabon is seeking a consultant to develop a guide...

WWF Gabon is seeking a consultant to develop a guide detailing the skills, powers, duties and responsibilities of various groups involved in wildlife law enforcement (Forestry and Water Resources, Customs, Police, Gendarmerie). ..

 

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AWF -Manager, Wildlife Law Enforcement

AWF is seeking a high performing and motivated professional to be primarily responsible for implementing AWF's Wildlife Trafficking Law Enforcement Action Plan and serving as the technical lead on AWF activities to stop illegal movements of wildlife products within and from Africa...

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The Janes Goodall Institute-Job Opportunity: Project Officer, Democratic Republic of Congo

The Project Officer will join the team in the DRC, and focus on coordinating the implementation of the Great Apes Conservation Action Plan for eastern DRC, as well as supporting the management of ongoing grants. The successful candidate will be primarily responsible for managing all reporting requirements under at least three grants.  The candidate will also play an important role in tracking results under these projects and uploading them into JGI's monitoring and evaluation data base.  Field visits to South Kivu and Maniema provinces are anticipated in order to monitor project progress, verify project data and meet with the partners.

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WWF-CALL FOR APPLICATIONS

WWF is currently seeking the services of a consultant with expertise in workshop facilitation and a good knowledge on the ESIA and ESMP process in Cameroon. The consultant will facilitate a workshop on the Effectiveness of Cameroon’s EIA scheduled for the 16 – 19 of June in Ebolowa.

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WWF-Call for applications

In the context of the Programme de Conservation de la Biodiversité en Afrique Centrale (PCBAC), WWF informs you that the following positions are now open: A Principal Technical Adviser to be based in Garoua (Cameroon); A Technical Adviser - Central African Republic, to be based in Bangui (CAR). The incumbent will report to the Principal Technical Adviser...

 

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ZSL-Position: Call for applications: Position: ZSL Programme Manager - East and South East Asia

Location: ZSL London Zoo

Closing Date: is Midnight Wednesday 6th May 2015.

Anticipated Interview Date: W/c: 11th March.

 

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Vacancy: Convention on Biological Diversity/ deadline for applications is 23thApril

The Convention on Biological Diversity is now advertising a position as individual contractor to support the implementation of the Nagoya Protocol on Access and Benefit-sharing, based in Montreal, Canada.  The position is for nine months over a twelve-month period to provide general support to the Nagoya Protocol programme of work...

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COMIFAC - REDD+ Regional Project Management Unit: NOTICE OF CALL FOR EXPRESSIONS OF INTEREST No.001/ASMI/SE/COMIFAC/CRREDD+/SPM/2015

Recruitment of a consultant to conduct a detailed study of the drivers and agents of deforestation and forest degradation, including an analysis of the role of industrial logging as a driver of deforestation and forest degradation in the Central African Republic ...

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