CBFP Updates: June 2014 / Nouvelles du PFBC: Juin 2014

 

La version en francais suit:

In this Issue: Date Change for the next CBFP Meeting - CBFP Facilitation engagement with Equatorial Guinea  - CEFDHAC webpage goes live - Three new CBFP partners -  Virunga National Park -  Next CBFP Advisory Council Meetings - Do you have photos of World Environment Day events?

 

 

Hello to all CBFP Partners:  please find a summary of updates below,

 

♦ Date Change for the next CBFP Meeting: At the request of the Rep. of Congo, host of the next CBFP Meeting in Brazzaville, the dates for the meeting have now be re-scheduled for October 8-9, 2014.  Registration information will follow shortly and will be sent by Dr. Pokem and posted on the CBFP website at the end of June.

 

♦  CBFP Facilitation engagement with Equatorial Guinea: in May the U.S. Facilitator travelled to Malabo and Bata for discussions with national officials, civil society networks, NGOs and the National University of Equ. Guinea.  Two Ambassador‘s roundtables were held to discuss themes such as forest conservation, sustaining natural resources and creating conditions for ecotourism.  CBFP partner Drexel University also hosted a site visit at their impressive Moka field research station.  Photos of these events can be seen on: www.facebook.com/pages/Congo-Basin-Forest-Partnership

 

♦  CEFDHAC webpage goes live: a webpage with expanding links for CEFDHAC has been established www.pfbc-cbfp.org/cefdhac giving access to key documents produced by affiliate civil society networks.  Three national level meetings were held in the past month in Burundi, Congo Rep. and Equatorial Guinea.

 

♦  Three new CBFP partners: We are delighted to welcome three new institutional partners, namely: Drexel University, Volcanoes Safaris Ltd and the Zoological Society of London (ZSL).  Welcome announcements can be seen on the CBFP webpage at: www.pfbc-cbfp.org/home.html   We have also received two additional requests for affiliation from: Transparency International (TI) and the Greater Virungas Transboundary Collaboration Secretariat (GVTC).  If there are no objections, we will proceed to welcome these institutions in as full members without delay.

 

♦  Virunga National Park: CBFP Partner WWF reports that advocacy for eliminating an exploratory concession in Virunga National Park, a World Heritage Site, has resulted in the private sector abandoning the concession. A full report can be seen on the CBFP website: http://pfbc-cbfp.org/news_en/items/wwf-virunga-en.html

 

♦  Next CBFP Advisory Council Meetings:  After a productive teleconference of the CBFP Advisory Council on June 11 the members will re-convene to continue discussions on July 2.  Thanks to all for participating.

 

♦  Do you have photos of World Environment Day events?  If so, please share them with Dr. Pokem so we can highlight your work on the CBFP page.

 

The U.S. Facilitation Team

Congo Basin Forest Partnership

 

 

_________________________________________French version_______________________________________________________

 

Dans cette édition: Changement de date pour la prochaine Réunion du PFBC - Engagement de la Facilitation du PFBC avec la Guinée Équatoriale - La page web de la CEFDHAC désormais disponible - Trois nouveaux partenaires du PFBC - Activités du Comité Consultatif - Parc national du Virunga - et si vous avez des photos des évènements relatifs à la Journée Mondiale de l’Environnement...

 

Chers Partenaires, veuillez trouver ci-dessous l'actualité en bref :

 

♦ Changement de date pour la prochaine Réunion du PFBC : À la demande de la République du Congo, hôte de la prochaine Réunion du PFBC à Brazzaville, les dates prévues pour les évènements ont été reportées au 8 et 9 octobre 2014. Les informations relatives aux inscriptions seront communiquées vers fin juin.

 

♦  Engagement de la Facilitation du PFBC avec la Guinée Équatoriale : en mai, le Facilitateur américain s’est rendu à Malabo et à Bata pour des discussions avec les autorités du pays, les réseaux de la société civile, des ONG, le centre scientifique de l’équipe de Drexel et l’Université Nationale de Guinée Équatoriale. Deux tables rondes d’ambassadeurs ont été tenues pour discuter des thèmes tels que la conservation des forêts, la gestion des ressources naturelles et la création de conditions favorables à l’écotourisme. Les images de ces évènements et des descentes sur le terrain sont disponibles à l’adresse : www.facebook.com/pages/Congo-Basin-Forest-Partnership

 

♦  La page web de la CEFDHAC désormais disponible : une page web a été créé avec d’autres liens vers le CEFDHAC et ses réseaux : www.pfbc-cbfp.org/cefdhac. Elle permet d’accéder aux documents clés produits par des réseaux affiliés de la société civile d’Afrique Centrale. Trois rencontres nationales ont été tenues au cours du mois dernier au Burundi, en République du Congo et en Guinée Équatoriale.

 

♦  Trois nouveaux partenaires du PFBC : Nous sommes ravis d’accueillir trois nouveaux partenaires institutionnels, notamment : Drexel University, Volcanoes Safaris Ltd et la Zoological Society of London (ZSL). Leurs messages d’accueil et de bienvenue sont disponibles sur le site du PFBC : www.pfbc-cbfp.org/home.html Nous avons également reçu deux autres demandes d’adhésion de : Transparency International (TI) et  de « the Greater Virungas Transboundary Collaboration Secretariat (GVTC) ». Sauf objections, nous accueillerons ces institutions en tant que membres à part entière sans délai.

 

♦  Activités du Comité Consultatif : Après une téléconférence très productive du Comité Consultatif du PFBC le 11 juin, la prochaine discussion se tiendra le 2 juillet.  Un grand merci à tous les membres pour ses contributions !

 

♦  Virunga National Park: CBFP Partner WWF reports that advocacy for eliminating an exploratory concession in Virunga National Park, a World Heritage Site, has resulted in the private sector abandoning the concession. A full report can be seen on the CBFP website: http://pfbc-cbfp.org/news_en/items/wwf-virunga-en.html

 

♦  Si vous avez des photos des évènements relatifs à la Journée Mondiale de l’Environnement, vous pouvez les partager avec Dr. Pokem en vue d’une publication de vos activités sur le site du PFBC.

 

 

L’Équipe  de la Facilitation des États-Unis du PFBC

Partenariat pour les Forêts du Bassin du Congo

 

 

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