Overview of CBFP members
The partnership brings together the 10 member states of the COMIFAC, donor agencies, international organisations, NGOs, scientific institutions and private sector representatives. It counts over 69 members who share the commitment to enhance communication and coordination among them and to create synergies between their respective projects, programs and policies, in support of the COMIFAC convergence Plan.
The following countries are members of the CBFP: all COMIFAC countries committed to the Convergence Plan are considered members of the CBFP: Burundi, Cameroon, the Central African Republic, the Democratic Republic of Congo, Equatorial Guinea, Gabon, the Republic of Congo, Rwanda, Sao Tomé and Principe, and the Chad. The other member governments comprise: Belgium, Canada, France, Germany, Spain, Japan, South Africa, the Netherlands, the United Kingdom, Norway, the United States of America and the European Commission. Find out more...
The following intergovernmental organisations are members of the CBFP: the Commission for the Forests of Central Africa (COMIFAC), the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO), the Global Mechanism established unter the United Nations Convention to Combat Desertification (CCD), the International Tropical Timber Organisation (ITTO), the World Bank, the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO), the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP), the Secretariat of the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD), the African Development Bank (ADB), the Great Apes Survival Project (GRASP) and the Secretariat of the Convention on Migratory Species (CMS), United Nations Convention to Combat Desertification.Find out more...
The non-governmental partners include the Jane Goodall Institute, Conservation International (CI), the Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS), the World Wildlife Fund (WWF), the International Union for the Conservation of Nature (IUCN), the World Resources Institute (WRI), Forest Trends, the Center for International Forestry Research (CIFOR), the African Wildlife Foundation (AWF) and TRAFFIC, the Wildlife Trade Monitoring Network, Forest Stewardship Council (FSC), Institut de Recherche pour le Développement (IRD), Programme for the Endorsement of Forest Certification (PEFC), African Model Forest Network, VSO, World Agroforestry Centre (ICRAF), Jane Goodall Institute (JGI), Université du Wisconsin-Madison (UWM) ; Université Laval ; CORAF/WECARD ; University of Wisconsin-Madison. Find out more...
Partners from the private sector are the Society of American Foresters (SAF), the American Forest & Paper Association (AFPA), the Interafrican Association of Forest Industries (IFIA), the International Technical Tropical Timber Association (ITTTA), Precious Woods Holding and Alpi Group, The Forest Trust (TFT), CIB-OLAM, FORM Intrenational. Find out more...
How to become member of the CBFP?
The Congo Basin Forests Partnership (CBFP) is open to all countries, international organisations and institutions, NGOs, research groups and to the private sector on a voluntary basis. In order to formalise adherence, the CBFP recommends that potential members follow this procedure:
- The potential member must be aware of the “CBFP members’ cooperation framework” and agree to respect it. This cooperation framework is available in English and French on the website (key documents): Click here to download the cooperation framework: http://pfbc-cbfp.org/keydocs.html and http://pfbc-cbfp.org/docclefs.html;
- An application must be submitted to the Facilitator Mr Gaston Grenier by email
(firstname.lastname@example.org). This shows the potential member accepts the principles of the cooperation framework and agrees to respect it. This application must describe the major focus/priorities for programming by the new member with regard to COMIFAC convergence plan - Click here to download the document: http://pfbc-cbfp.org/docclefs.html;
- The appointment of one or more contact persons (at the head office, in the region), one of which must be identified as focal point;
- After receiving the application letter of the potential member, CBFP Facilitation issues a communiqué to partners to inform them of the admission of the new member.
Admission into CBFP does not have financial implications and is free of charge. However, the new partner must be active within the CBFP and its contributions may be in different forms:
+ Sharing information on partner activities with other members;
+ Providing advice and services to partners, especially to those who are part of the Congo Basin;
+ Co-funding of common initiatives on a voluntary basis;
+ Programme/project delivery in line with COMIFAC Convergence Plan;
+ Attending CBFP meetings (plenary, Regional Consultative Committees (RCC) and thematic workshops);
+ Advocacy for the protection and sustainable management of COMIFAC forest ecosystems.
The Canadian Facilitation welcomes all our new members