The World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF) is seeking a consultant to carry out feasibility studies and workshops to strengthen the enabling conditions for co-management models in Cameroon and support the development of a co-management system for Lobeke National Park. Any proposal shall be submitted electronically to the following address no later than April 15th 2023.
The management of Lobeke National Park is being ensured by the government (MINFOF) with technical and financial assistance from WWF. This system is gradually moving towards a co-management model with some aspects of strategic governance and operational management shared with WWF. The general principles of cooperation are defined in an umbrella Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) between the Ministry of Forestry and Wildlife (MINFOF) and WWF which was signed in 2006 and renewed in 2021. The specific 3-year MoU between MINFOF and WWF, signed in 2018, specified the creation of a management unit (MU) under which WWF assists the MINFOF park Conservator. The MoU is supervised by a management committee – that has so far not been operational.
This consultancy is aimed at putting in place a system that will bring together all stakeholders from National and international conservation organizations including MINFOF from the national level and park conservator, as well as other key sectorial administrations, such as the Ministry of Tourism, Ministry of land planning and economy, etc. ...to deliberate the current Lobeke National Park governance system and the need to seek management and governance systems that will ensure that Lobeke’s rich biodiversity and resident human populations of Indigenous Peoples and Local Communities are protected and their livelihoods enhanced respectively, sustainably and inclusively.
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