The U.S. CBFP Facilitation looks forward to working with all of you in 2015 on an exciting line up of events and gatherings.  During January, the Facilitation Team will be attending the COMIFAC Ministerial in Bujumbura to encourage our Burundian colleagues as they take over the rotating Presidency of the Commission for the next two years...-.Find more...

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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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XIV World Forestry Congress : Reminder - last call for abstracts

Don't miss the fast approaching deadline - Friday 30 January 2015to submit your abstract for papers, posters and videos. The XIV World Forestry Congress will take place 7-11 September 2015 in Durban, South Africa and will be a key occasion for the world’s foresters and forest supporters to gather, to share their expertise and experience, and to project a new vision for the future of forests and forestry...

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Press Release: IPBES forges ahead with its mission to assess the planet’s state of biodiversity and ecosystems

Green light for strategic partnerships and stakeholder engagement, and adoption of a policy addressing conflict of interest -   Bonn, Germany, 19 January, 2015 – The Intergovernmental Platform on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services (IPBES), which was created to provide policymakers with reliable, independent and credible information on the status of biodiversity, agreed to initiate a set of regional assessments in Africa, the Americas, Asia and the Pacific, and Europe and Central Asia...

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ISDRS Summary & Analysis from #UNFF #AHEG2 - UNFF: Second Meeting of the Open-ended Intergovernmental Ad Hoc Expert Group on the International Arrangement on Forests (AHEG2) of the UN Forum on Forests (UNFF)

On Friday, 16 January, the Open-Ended Intergovernmental Ad Hoc Expert Group on the International Arrangement on Forests (AHEG2) convened for its final day. In the morning, Co-Chairs Charles Barber and Raymond Landveld invited comments on the draft Co-Chairs’ Summary, in particular the recommendations by the Co-Chairs on the future international arrangement on forests (IAF). Participants made specific comments on the summary of the meeting, in particular the areas of emerging convergence and those for further discussion...

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South Takes Action - Climate South Initiative: Challenges and Solutions

The Climate South Initiative will welcome leaders from government, business, NGOs, civil society organizations and social enterprise for a different kind of debate on climate - a debate led by the South, for the benefit of the whole world...

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Handover at COMIFAC Council of Ministers: His Excellency Ir NDUWAYO Jean Claude, Minister of Water, Environment, Territorial and Urban Planning of Burundi takes over as President of COMIFAC

January 16, 2015 - January 16, 2015 - The eighth session of the Council of Ministers of the Central African Forest Commission (COMIFAC) took place in Bujumbura, Republic of Burundi. The meeting was preceded from January 14 to 15, 2015 by the advisory experts´ meeting. Please download the documents of the Council of Ministers. Available for Download: FInal Communiqué, Expert Meeting Report, ...

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CBFP Partners Mobilise for the Burundian Chairmanship of the COMIFAC

Bujumbura, 15 January 2015 – Holding of a session of the Congo Basin Forest Partnership (CBFP) in support of Burundi in the sidelines of the Ordinary Conference of COMIFAC Forest and Environment Ministers, at Star Hotel, Bujumbura,  Republic of Burundi... 

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Climate Service Center: The Congo-Project - Climate Change Scenarios for the Congo Basin

The project “Climate Change Scenarios for the Congo Basin” was a joint project of the GIZ, the CSC in Hamburg and the WUR in the Netherlands. It was funded by the BMU and run for the period from late 2010 to early 2013. Available at the CBFP Website the Results -  Country-Fact-Sheets for different topics/sectors  -  Interactive map/figure document...

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FSC Congo Basin: FSC Congo Basin Newsletter 01/2015

In this issue: Development in the Congo Basin - Development in East Africa - Development in Southern Africa - FSC Overall Strategy - Revised procedures of the National Risk Assessment approved - Support Program for small scale operators - update - Interesting briefs...

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Job offers

WRI: Job opportunity at WRI: Timber Tracking Technology Associate

The World Resources Institute's Forests Program is seeking a full-time Associate to work on innovative tools and technologies for exercising due care in supply chain management systems, for detection and prevention of illegal logging, and for identification of species and origin of wood and wood-based products.

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WWF CARPO: Call for expressions of interest - TERMS OF REFERENCE – STATUS REPORT: Extractive Industries in the Congo Basin - Governance, Accountability, Sustainability

The file should contain two documents: 1. A technical offer featuring a description of the firm or consultant. - 2. The financial offer in CFA, Euros or dollars. Send the document to the following email address: recruitccpo@wwfcarpo.org, CC to: MNzita@wwfcarpo.org, FMboringong@wwfcarpo.org ... 

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Civil Society Specialist, Global Forest Watch

The World Resources Institute is seeking a full-time Civil Society Specialist for Global Forest Watch (GFW) ...

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Global Forest Watch Small Grants Fund Now Accepting Applications

Global Forest Watch and the World Resources Institute are excited to announce that applications are now being accepted for the 2015 Global Forest Watch Small Grants Fund. The fund is open to civil society organizations working to strengthen local forest management and conservation practices, conduct evidence-based advocacy and campaigning, and/or promote transparency in the forest sector. The submission deadline is March 1, 2015...

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Call for tenders to support the Observatory of Central African Forests - OFAC

The European Commission’s Joint Research Centre hereby launches an international tender for an 18-month service contract aimed principally at consolidating the Observatory of Central African Forests (OFAC) in Kinshasa and Yaounde. The contract will comprise the long-term and short term provision of experts (local and international)...

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Job Opportunity: Africa Programme Manager, Fair Water Futures, Water Witness International

Water Witness International and its partner Shahidi wa Maji are seeking an experienced Regional Manger to lead their growing portfolio of collaborative work to advance water security and justice in Africa.  From our regional headquarters in Morogoro, Tanzania ...

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