24 October: World Development Information Day

24 October: World Development Information Day "Information and communications technologies have the potential to provide new solutions to development challenges, particularly in the context of globalization, and can foster economic growth, competitiveness, access to information and knowledge, poverty eradication and social inclusion." General Assembly Resolution. Find out more...

CBFP News

African Climate Risks Conference (ACRC) 2019: REPORT

The African Climate Risks Conference (ACRC) 2019 concluded on Wednesday, 9 October, with a busy programme including plenary sessions, panel discussions, workshops, and seminars. In the morning, two plenary sessions focused on the state of climate information services for development support in Africa and on mobilizing investment in climate services. The report is available...

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FERN- Our Forests Our Lives: Stories of hope and resilience from forest communities around the world

It raises the voices of the Liberian women fighting to own and govern land that’s rightfully theirs, of the Guyanese Indigenous Peoples resisting companies attempting to seize their forests, of the rural Lao communities adapting to profound changes in lifestyles that have endured for generations, and of the Ghanaians finally getting justice from the logging operators in their areas.

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Greenpeace: Local and indigenous communities should have a right to their lands

International development agencies and our own government need to rethink their development approaches. Too often, instead of development, they end up degrading the environment and worsening social problems. Decisions on land acquisition for “development”, without consulting the indigenous and local communities that will be affected, are leaving them with no access to land, food, clean water and security. The progressive dispossession of indigenous peoples’ lands, underscores the precarious nature of the land rights of indigenous and local communities.

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greenpeace-International Day of Rural Women: The case of Baka from South Cameroon

In Cameroon, about half of my country is covered by forests. Home to incredible biodiversity, they are also central to the lives and livelihoods of many communities including the Baka. During my visits to the South region in the past three years, I had the opportunity to meet with the Baka people of the area. They’ve lived off the forest and firmly within it for centuries. Baka women in particular depend on the forest: they are food producers, knowledge holders, healers, and the keepers of their culture.

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World Indigenous Peoples Present Climate Action

“Our rivers and Lakes are drying, our forest burning, our grasses flooding and our children present is under threat with an uncertain future. African indigenous peoples are now more vulnerable than ever because of the changing climate directly impacting our livelihood and survival. We have our grand mother and father with incredible traditional knowledge that can help to the climate adaptation and mitigation but this needs to be ensured by respecting our rights and FPIC” - Hindou Oumarou Ibrahim

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FGF 2020 Applications Now Open !

We are pleased to announce that applications are now open for our first Forest Governance Forum in Asia. The event is taking place 11-12 February 2020 in Jakarta, Indonesia.

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November 12, 2019 - November 15, 2019 African Landscapes Dialogue Tanzania

Gathering Landscape Leaders from Across Africa for Peer-to-peer Learning and agenda-setting from the grassroots. 27 Sub-Saharan African countries have pledged to restore, or begin the process of restoring, over 96 million hectares of degraded land on the continent by 2030. 40 SSA countries include climate change mitigation from Land Use, Land Use Change, and Forestry in their (intended) Nationally Determined Contributions (NDCs) for the Paris Climate Accord. 34 NDCs include mitigation contributions from agriculture. Every African nation has signed on to the Sustainable Development Goals. The question now asked regularly: how will our countries keep these commitments?

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IHC-Securing gorillas in the Congo awarded with Germany’s highest Nature Film Prize

‘Paradise Preserved: Congo – Protecting the Gorilla Forests’, the film which Thomas Weidenbach produced for ARTE, received Germany’s Nature Film Prize on Saturday 5 October 2019. Commissioned by tv-channel ARTE, known to air cultural programmes, the film was broadcast at the end of June.

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Call for applications "Terre de Femmes - International Award 2020"

In its second year, the International Award will recognise a project led by a woman or group of women from an association or community network whose main objective relates directly to medicinal plants as part of a biodiversity approach.The call for application is opened until november 15, 2019.

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WWF-Salonga Programme Administrator

WWF-DRC is looking for a Programme Administrator for its Salonga National Park programme to help achieve its new ambitious goals and build a future where people live in harmony with nature. Deadline for applications: 02 November 2019.

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Traffic-Ivory Stockpile Inventory and Management System in Kinshasa, Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC)

Under this project, TRAFFIC is seeking a consultant to help develop a national ivory stockpile management system (NISMS) for DRC. This exciting opportunity would see the successful applicant undertake a comprehensive analysis of CITES Decisions, TRAFFIC publications, existing national policies, and other existing proposed mechanisms pertinent to ivory stockpile management, and develop a detailed report in French outline the methodology, results, and recommendations of such analysis. Deadline for applications: 16th October 2019.

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WWF Regional Head, Safeguards: Africa

The Regional Head Safeguards Africa is part of the global team that will spearhead the development, implementation and update of WWF’s network policies and practices relevant to mainstreaming the ESSF into all WWF’s global operations. Closing of applications: 29 September 2019 23h59 (CEST)

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CTA/PAFO: Farm Data Management, Sharing and Services for Agriculture Development

The Technical Centre for Agricultural and Rural Cooperation (CTA) and Food and Agricultural Organization of the United Nations together with the Pan African Farmers’ Organisation (PAFO) are pleased to call for applications for a new online course “Farm Data Management, Sharing and Services for Agriculture Development”.

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Congo Basin Forest Partnership (CBFP) Wildlife Conservation Capacity Development Working Group - List of Upcoming Opportunities and Training Resources

New free textbook: Conservation Biology in Sub-Saharan Africa / New IUCN MOOCs (Massive Open Online Courses) on Protected Area Management/ New free eLearning Wildlife Conservation Course: Africa / 1st Africa Protected Areas Congress/ Pathways 2020: Human Dimensions of Wildlife Conservation Conference.

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Rainforest Alliance- Project Coordinator

The Project coordinator, DRC, will lead the Global Environment Facility (GEF) funded project entitled " Promoting the effective management of Salonga National Park by creating community forests and improving the well-being of local communities ". LOCATION: Monkoto, Tsuapa province, Democratic Republic of Congo. DEADLINE: October 31, 2019

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Rainforest Alliance- Finance & Administrative Generalist

The Finance & Administrative Generalist, DRC, will undertake the finance and administration task of Rainforest Alliance office in DRC, including for the Global Environment Facility (GEF) funded project entitled " Promoting the effective management of Salonga National Park by creating community forests and improving the well-being of local communities ". LOCATION: Kinshasa, Democratic Republic of Congo. DEADLINE: October 31, 2019

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