UN-27 September : World Tourism Day

27 September : World Tourism Day.The event seeks to address global challenges outlined in the United Nations Millennium Development Goals and to highlight the contribution the tourism industry can make in reaching these goals. Theme for 2016: "Tourism for All - promoting universal accessibility". 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 70 partners, including African countries, donor agencies and governments, international organizations, NGOs, scientific institutions and the private sector. Read more...

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UN-27 September : World Tourism Day

World Tourism Day (WTD) is commemorated each year on 27 September. Its purpose is to foster awareness among the international community of the importance of tourism and its social, cultural, political and economic value. The event seeks to address global challenges outlined in the United Nations Millennium Development Goals and to highlight the contribution the tourism industry can make in reaching these goals. Theme for 2016: "Tourism for All - promoting universal accessibility". 

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Africatime-A Summit on Lake Chad on 23 September in New York (United Nations)

A "special meeting" focusing on the Lake Chad Basin, home to Nigerian Islamist group BokoHaram but also an alleged victim of global warming will be held on 23 September in the wings of the United Nations General Assembly, a UN source told AFP on Thursday.

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Worldagroforestry :Stakeholders move to enhance productivity and efficiency in Kenya’s dairy sector for lower greenhouse gas emissions

As part of the historic UN Paris Climate Agreement of 2015, countries committed to fight climate change by reducing their greenhouse gas emissions from various sectors, including agriculture. Kenya is not being left behind. Stakeholders from the dairy sector recently met to discuss measures to reduce greenhouse gas emissions.

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FAO : Status of the World's Soil Resources. Technical Summary

This document presents a summary of the first Status of the World’s Soil Resources report, the goal of which is to make clear the essential connections between human well-being and the soil. The report provides a benchmark against which our collective progress to conserve this essential resource can be measured.

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FAO : FAO launches the first electronic voucher scheme in Mozambique

At the beginning of the agricultural season 2015/2016, FAO launched in Mozambique an electronic voucher scheme aimed at enabling market access to agricultural inputs (mainly seeds and fertilizers) and improving the distribution of quality agricultural inputs through the involvement of various agro-dealers. The programme targets two groups of beneficiaries: small emerging farmers and subsistence farmers, with special attention given to rural women and women heads of families.

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FAO : Strengthening Coherence between Agriculture and Social Protection to Combat Poverty and Hunger in Africa: Diagnostic Tool

Agriculture and social protection are fundamentally linked in the context of rural livelihoods in Africa. Poor and food-insecure families depend primarily on agriculture and partly on non-farm income and private transfers for their livelihoods, and are the main target of social protection interventions (FAO, 2015).

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IISD-Wildlife Crime: Fanning the Ivory Pyres

Stopping wildlife crime has truly become, as the title of a recent International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) World Conservation Congress (WCC) high-level dialogue pronounced, “Everybody's Business.” And it seems everyone - from multilateral organizations to national governments to the private sector and to non-governmental organizations - is getting in on the action.

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3rd GRASP Council Postponed to 2017

The Great Apes Survival Partnership (GRASP) announced today it will postpone the 3rd GRASP Council until mid-2017, a decision taken to ensure maximum focus on issues such as climate change, illegal trade, and sustainable palm oil that are key to the long-term survival of great apes in Africa and Asia.

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Upcoming Events

51st Meeting of the GEF Council

Job offers

TRAFFIC Consultancy Opportunities-Terms of reference external evaluation of traffic international dfid-funded project. , Deadline for applications is 3rd Oct 2016

This consultancy contract is for approx 50 days of work to conduct an external evaluation for a DfID-funded TRAFFIC project on China-Cameroon timber trade. The work needs to take place between Nov 2016 and May 2018. For further details, please refer to the Terms of Reference...

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TRAFFIC-Policy and Partnerships Coordinator – Africa, Location: Nairobi, Kenya, Deadline for applications is 2nd Oct 2016.

We are looking for an individual who has significant experience working in policy and wildlife trade to join us in this new position. The role will have responsibility for supporting and developing policy and guidance on wildlife trade in Africa as it relates to the implementation of international policy initiatives.


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TRAFFIC-Communications Support Officer, Deadline for applications is 9th Oct 2016, Location: Cambridge, UK

We are looking for someone to lead delivery of key TRAFFIC communications outputs, with a particular emphasis on development of communications approaches and content to enhance and extend the organization’s reach to a wider cross-section of target audiences

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Call for expressions of interest for "the recruitment of an external firm to assess applications for the selection of COMIFAC statutory staff".

The expressions of interest must be submitted in five (05) copies at the COMIFAC Executive Secretariat or sent to the email address below no later than 301091 2016 at 10 a.m. Bearing the label:: Call for expressions of interest N°001/ASM/ISE/COMIFAC/2016 for "the recruitment of an external firm to assess applications for the selection of COMIFAC statutory staff".

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Nominations for the Central Africa Representative for the GEF Civil Society Representative

The Election Task Force has initiated the election for the RFP for Central Africa as the position is currently vacant. A Call for Election was sent out on July 1, 2016 while Call for Nomination was sent on July 4, 2016.  Nomination is now closed and the Election Task Force is currently reviewing and verifying the nomination documents. The Call for Voting will be announced soon.

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WWF-Communication Manager for its DRC Programme

For our country Communication in DRC, we are looking for dynamic, innovative, enthusiastic and committed Communication Manager to Carry out an effective an efficient communication approach to support WWF-DRC conservation efforts and ensure WWF DRC’s conservation targets are met through strategic promotion of WWF DRC Brand among different audiences in the country and within the Network in line with the WWF Strategic. Deadline for applications: September 23, 2016

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Palladium-Terms of reference for the FLEGT Facilitator in côte d’ivoire

Palladium is seeking to recruit a FLEGT Facilitator in Côte d’Ivoire, who will be responsible for facilitation of the VPA process in Côte d’Ivoire and will work closely with the EU (Delegation and European Commission Headquarters) and the full range of Ivorian stakeholders in Côte d’Ivoire. The position will report to the Project Director and will be based in Palladium’s office in Abidjan, Côte d’Ivoire, with occasional travel within Côte d’Ivoire and regionally.

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UN Environment seeking a prominent personality to lead the Convention of Biological Diversity. The closing date for applications is 30th September 2016.

The UN Environment programme has recently launched the process to appoint a new Executive Secretary to the Convention of Biological Diversity, to succeed Braulio Dias, who comes to the end of his mandate in February 2017.

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