The Facilitation of the Federal Republic of Germany is pleased to launch a call for proposals for side events during the 19th Meeting of Parties (MoP 19) in Libreville, Gabon, from 5-8 July 2022, tbc.
Side events are open and communicative spaces. In line with the themes of the CBFP MOP 19, the side events will form a hub for joint programming, creating synergies, and sharing experiences, results and perspectives among CBFP partners. Side events will serve as the principal platform for launching initiatives, programs and projects. They will provide a space for exchanging ideas and networking with the diverse range of MoP 19 participants from the policy, scientific and practitioner communities, including the eleven COMIFAC member states, Side events are designed to showcase the political, diplomatic, practical, scientific and innovation experience of the partnership and its members.
This portrayal of the CBFP on the occasion of its 20th anniversary as showcased by the side events reflects the international community’s growing recognition of the Congo Basin forets’ importance for global biodiversity and environmental health, its considerable role in the fight against climate change and the contribution of its peatlands, which are not only a major global reserve of soil carbon but also a significant world reserve of endemic biodiversity and mineral resources.
The side events should highlight the linkages between topics such as the fight against climate change, biodiversity conservation, transhumance, sustainable management, forest restoration and sustainable development in the central African sub-region. In the context of the development priorities of the Congo Basin, they should provide frames to the discussions and outcomes of the MoP 19 main program. In this manner, side events should take into consideration the necessities and steps to implementing the COMIFAC Declaration and the proposed "Fair Deal" for the Congo Basin forests between the international community and Congo Basin countries as stated in the Declaration of Commitment of the COMIFAC Member States to the Central African forests and call for equitable financing and the COP26 Congo Basin Joint Donor Statement, respectively.
CBFP MoP 19 Side Events - Logistics
In terms of side events, the CBFP MoP 19 venue is expected to host about four (4) high level political events (Ministerial Sessions), close to forty (40) thematic events that should last 60-90 minutes and/or all day and include collaborative workshops, podium discussions, college meetings and bi-/multilateral meetings. Furthermore, meeting and collaborative spaces devoted to networking, joint programming and dialogue will be available, as well as an interactive exhibition space for Congo Basin partners and the launch of partner initiatives, projects and programs.
In addition, the German CBFP Facilitation is calling for proposals for film exhibitions, poster or video/slide presentations or networking sessions or any other relevant activity to be conducted during the time slots reserved for side events.
If you are interested, please complete the registration form at the end of this document.
Time slot availability for CBFP MOP 19 side events
- Day -1, Day -2 and Day -3 : All day or any time you (The organization costs for these events shall be borne by the organizers)
- Day 1 (5 July 2022): from 7:30-8:15 m.; 1:00-2:00p.m.; 5:30-7:00p.m.; 7:30-9:00 p.m.
- Day 2 (6 July 2022): from 7:30-8:15 m.; 1:00-2:00p.m.; 2:30-3:30p.m.; 4:00-5:30p.m.; 6:00- 7:30p.m. and 8:00-9:30 p.m.
- Day 3 (7 July 2022): from 7:30-8:30 m.; 1:00-2:00p.m.; 2:30-3:30p.m.; 4:00-5:30p.m.; 6:00- 7:30p.m. and 8:00-9:30 p.m.
- Day 4 (8 July 2022): from 7:30-8:30 m.; 1:00-2:00p.m.; 2:30-3:30p.m.; 6:00-7:30p.m. and
- Day 5; Day 6: all day (The organization costs for these events shall be borne by the organizers)
Responding to the call for proposals
The CBFP Facilitation of the Federal Republic of Germany is calling for proposals to host 60-90 minute during, or one- or two-day side events before or after the MoP 19 at the venue of CBFP MoP19.
The side events are designed to provide opportunities to identify and address critically important themes, issues that are key to the implementation of the COMIFAC and Glasgow Declaration and also to provide a spacefor sharing information, innovative results, priorities, pressing practical issues relating to the protection and conservation of the Congo Basin forests, and for launching initiatives, projects and programs. The reflections bring together the public sector and forest stakeholders in the Congo Basin to foster comparative, interdisciplinary, inter-institutional and cross-sectoral exchanges and synergies and sharing to enhance the partners' contributions.
There is no set format required, but guidelines are provided below. Submissions should be sent before
20 May 2022, to the following address: firstname.lastname@example.org
Proposals will be reviewed by the CBFP Facilitation of the Federal Republic of Germany, always with the aim of ensuring balanced coverage of the thematic areas.
Selected applicants will be contacted before 31 May 2022.
For more Information, please, download the Documents here below: