|World’s Leading Forestry and Agroforestry Organizations Merge for Accelerated Impact Against Climate Change Cache Translate Page|
Innovation and investments worth trillions of dollars in landscape restoration, climate adaptation and science-based policy advice will be needed if the global community is to meet the escalating threats posed by climate change.
To meet these demands, the Center for International Forestry Research (CIFOR) and International Centre for Research in Agroforestry (ICRAF), also known as World Agroforestry, the two leading organizations focused on forestry and agroforestry research, policy and development have agreed to merge to strengthen capacity, provide the evidence needed to scale up investment in sustainable development, and accelerate impact.
The merger becomes effective on January 1st 2019 through a common Board with subsequent implementation of a single leadership team and unified policies, processes and systems.
“This progressive decision to merge will allow us to respond more effectively to the increasing demands to integrate landscapes and land management for a more equitable, climate resilient and productive world,” said Claire O’Connor, Chair of the ICRAF Board of Trustees.
In agreeing to the merger, ICRAF and CIFOR confirmed that all existing commitments and contracts will continue to be honoured to ensure delivery of the public goods the organizations’ donors and stakeholders, including host countries, expect.
Combined, the two organizations employ over 700 staff in more than 20 countries throughout the global south, with an annual budget of over $100 million.
“Working as one will allow us to leverage our combined $1.8 billion legacy investment in research, policy and development to seize emerging opportunities with greater agility and further our contributions to the realization of ecosystem services needed to create the jobs and resilient green economy of the future,” said Jose Campos, Chair of the CIFOR Board of Trustees.
CIFOR and ICRAF are guided by the broad development challenges pursued by CGIAR, a global research partnership for a food-secure future, which include poverty reduction, increasing food and nutritional security, and improved natural resource systems and environmental services. Each organization’s work also addresses many of the issues being tackled by the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and Paris Climate Agreement, specifically those that aim to eradicate hunger, reduce poverty, provide affordable and clean energy, protect life on land, and combat climate change. Combined, the two organizations will be well-positioned to develop key innovations in finance and blended development, thereby accelerating the impact of their extensive science and development initiatives.
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|Comment on “Resign…. Get out of the place” – Bishop Oyedepo tells President Buhari | WATCH by Just a Random observer Cache Translate Page||Okpete... Na wa oh, its people like you who deserve the government of Sani Abacha for real! Wake up my dear sister and smell the coffee before it’s too late! Infrastructure for where? ‘Infrastructure’ funded by loans from the Chinese that will take 100’s of years for your grandchildren to repay via taxes. Infrastructure consisting of trains from the North to already overcrowded commercial hubs of Nigeria. And what will those people be coming to do? Uneducated and unskilled due to the Fulani rejection of science and advancement, all they will bring is their message of death and destruction, so far isolated to Yobe and the like, to places like Lagos, (because now they have train) Government Salaries have not been paid in 18 months (Yobe State) Governors are stealing (Ganduje) Jihadist “herdsmen” (sponsored by forces in power who also sponsor Boko Haram and aided by the military) are killing ethnic Indegenues and driving them from their ancestral lands. Nigeria is not at war, and yet refugee camps are increasing (IDPs) If you don’t take care, there’ll be more refugee camps in Nigeria than Somalia! Food is so expensive because of scarcity of basic foodstuffs (because how can you have abundance of foodstuffs when the same farmers who will grow that food is being killed because of cow)?
Be sitting there and waiting for the final act of ethnic cleansing, but some people have woken up and thank God the Bishop is sounding alarm for those who are too scared to talk, for fear of arrest, ruin of business etc. Foreign investors see all this and they will not invest their hard earned money into the cemetery Nigeria is becoming, so be there and be a zombie!
May God bless the Bishop. To Buhari -you and your kind evil ways is what has destroyed the North and turned most of the North into a wasteland of illiterate zombies, almajiris and Islamic ingrates, imbibed with Sharia, whilst you send your children abroad to school and advance themselves in non sharia Abuja. The good Lord sees all, Sir, and if these your crazy ways are working return to Daura and form your own colony/new country, continue your Islamist ways there, no wahala. Once you’ve divided the country, you people can even introduce Arabic as the official language for the new country of the North, importing your fellow Fulanis from other countries to populate if you need, your Malian, Chad and Cameroonian Janjaweeds. The South will continue forwards without the slave chains of the Backwards North to drive it to the 8th century.
Haba! ENOUGH IS ENOUGH!|
|UN appeals for record $4 billion to help the people of Yemen Cache Translate Page|| |
The UN appealed Tuesday for $4 billion to cover humanitarian needs in Yemen in 2019 – its largest country appeal ever – and announced its first appeal related to Venezuela, calling for $738 million to help those who have fled the country’s economic meltdown and health crisis.
The UN appeal to help some 2.2 million Venezuelans living in neighbouring South American countries was one of 31 humanitarian response plans released for 2019 by the UN’s emergency aid coordination body, OCHA, in an overall $21.9 billion donor funding request.
The total price tag is swollen by Yemen, where the UN’s call to help 15 million people is the largest country appeal in the UN’s history. The equivalent appeal for aid within Syria was $3.64 billion in 2018, while costs for Syrian refugees across multiple countries was an additional $5.6 billion.
Intensifying conflict and displacement, hunger, irregular imports, and a macro-economic crunch have driven 24 million people – nearly 80 percent of Yemen’s population – into need, and half of those may require food assistance in the months ahead, according to the UN.
UN aid chief Mark Lowcock said “the extreme edge could get taken off the suffering” in Yemen if peace talks and the military outlook improve, but the UN planning is looking at “what the situation will actually be, rather than wishful thinking”.
Vittorio Infante, humanitarian advocacy advisor for the NGO Islamic Relief, said that given the scale of Yemen’s humanitarian crisis, especially in the province of Hodeidah where recent fighting has made conditions worse, the UN’s record ask was merited.
“$4 billion is a lot of money, but this pales in comparison to the dire need in Yemen, where [the majority] of the population are relying on humanitarian aid to survive,” Infante told IRIN.
“Our staff in Hodeidah are helping people with literally nothing left because they have sold all their belongings just to make sure that their families are fed. However, as long as this conflict continues, this amount will merely be a plaster on a fragile humanitarian situation.”
The Venezuelan appeal, meanwhile, is set to help Colombia and other host countries, but it does not cover needs inside Venezuela, where the government resists any labelling of events as a humanitarian crisis.
A UN-managed emergency fund released $9.2 million to UN agencies to step up humanitarian-related responses within Venezuela in November.
“People describe what’s going on in different ways,” Lowcock told IRIN, referring to Venezuela’s reluctance to term it a humanitarian crisis, adding that inside the country the UN is only “trying to scale up our support” and expand its “normal activity”.
In Geneva to launch the package, dubbed the Global Humanitarian Overview, Lowcock said the UN and its NGO and governmental partners had drawn up plans to help 93.6 million people in 2019 – about one in 70 of the world population. The number of people in need and the value of total appeals would be about the same as in 2018, reaching a price tag of around $25 billion once Syria’s plan was completed, he said.
Syria’s response plan is as yet uncosted. Lowcock said finishing it was delayed until February while the UN attempts to gather fresh data on needs inside the country. The update will require Syrian government flexibility on in-country surveys and access to boost the credibility and data behind funding requests – a measure demanded by donors on which Lowcock has been seeking Damascus’ cooperation.
According to OCHA, a number of situations around the world have eased this year, including in Burundi, Iraq, and Somalia. Others have improved and no longer require emergency plans: Burkina Faso, Mauritania, and Senegal.
But some situations have worsened. in Cameroon, the number of people in need has jumped 77 percent thanks to a brewing civil war, while Afghanistan’s appeal, due in part to conflict and drought, is 41 percent higher.
A third category contains countries where the situation remains serious but relatively unchanged: the Democratic Republic of Congo, Ethiopia, Nigeria, and South Sudan.
UN-coordinated humanitarian response plans are a compendium of projects from UN agencies and NGOs on the assistance they will provide, such as supplying food, running clinics, providing clean water, and setting up shelter.
Even though they are presented as meeting only the highest priority needs, the plans are, on average, only 56 percent funded in 2018. Some emergencies struggle to capture donor interest (Haiti got only 11.2 percent of the requested funding), while others, like Afghanistan and Iraq, which command greater international attention, tend to do better.
Separately on Monday, the International Committee of the Red Cross announced its 2019 emergency appeal, for 2.1 billion Swiss Francs, for which Syria, South Sudan, and Iraq are the largest country operations.
(TOP PHOTO: Displaced families from Hodeidah receive UNHCR assistance in Bajil district, Hodeidah province, Yemen. CREDIT: Haitham al-Akhali/UNHCR)
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|Development of sandwich ELISA and lateral flow strip assays for diagnosing clinically significant snakebite in Taiwan Cache Translate Page||by Chien-Chun Liu, Jau-Song Yu, Po-Jung Wang, Yung-Chin Hsiao, Chien-Hsin Liu, Yen-Chia Chen, Pei-Fang Lai, Chih-Po Hsu, Wen-Chih Fann, Chih-Chuan Lin Taiwan is an island located in the south Pacific, a subtropical region that is home to 61 species of snakes. Of these snakes, four species—Trimeresurus stejnegeri, Protobothrops mucrosquamatus, Bungarus multicinctus and Naja atra—account for … Continua la lettura di Development of sandwich ELISA and lateral flow strip assays for diagnosing clinically significant snakebite in Taiwan |
|Epidemiological characteristics and determinants of dengue transmission during epidemic and non-epidemic years in Fortaleza, Brazil: 2011-2015 Cache Translate Page||by Benjamin MacCormack-Gelles, Antonio S. Lima Neto, Geziel S. Sousa, Osmar J. Nascimento, Marcia M. T. Machado, Mary E. Wilson, Marcia C. Castro Background After being eliminated during the 1950s, dengue reemerged in Brazil in the 1980s. Since then, incidence of the disease has increased, as serotypes move within and between cities. The co-circulation of … Continua la lettura di Epidemiological characteristics and determinants of dengue transmission during epidemic and non-epidemic years in Fortaleza, Brazil: 2011-2015 |
|Cameroon: Ethical Entrepreneurship Days - Tenth Anniversary Celebrated Cache Translate Page||[Cameroon Tribune] The event took place in Yaounde on November 30, 2018.|
|Africa: 'AfDB Will Give 5 Million U.S. Dollars for the African Continental Free Trade Area' Cache Translate Page||[Cameroon Tribune] Moono Mupotola, Director for Regional Development and Regional Integration at African Development Bank (AfDB)|
|Cameroon: Climate Change - Cop24 Discusses Paris Agreement Cache Translate Page||[Cameroon Tribune] The 24th Conference of the Parties to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change is holding in Poland from December 2-14, 2018.|
|Cameroon: Climate Change - World Bank Offers Over 115,000 Billion Fcf Cache Translate Page||[Cameroon Tribune] A significant portion of the funding for the period 2021-2025 is for adaptation and resilience.|
|Cameroon Telecoms, Mobile and Broadband Market Growth, Analysis, Challenges and Industry Key Players – Matrix Telecoms, Ringo, Nextell Cameroon, YooMee | 2018-2023 Cache Translate Page|
WiseGuyReports.com “Cameroon - Telecoms, Mobile and Broadband - Statistics and Analyses” report has been added to its Research Database. Scope of the Report: Cameroon - Telecoms Cameroon set for further competition in m-money services. The ICT sector in Cameroon contributes only about 3.5%
|Comment on Ujiri, Raptors set to honor Nelson Mandela by Gameday: 76ers @ Raptors, Dec. 5 - Raptors Republic Cache Translate Page||[…] the spotlight is fellow Cameroonian Pascal Siakam. Expect him to bring out some extra spice on ‘Mandela 100’ night and maybe even try out his spin move on Embiid if the matchup presents itself. Whether OG Anunoby, […]|
|Commentaires sur Télécoms : En démentant leur départ, MTN Cameroon et MTN Bénin contredisent Ralph Mupita, le directeur financier du groupe par Bénin : MTN obtient un prêt de 75 milliards de F Cfa pour renforcer son réseau – TELES RELAY Cache Translate Page||[…] Business Africa] – Au Bénin, c’est une bonne nouvelle pour la filiale locale du groupe de télécommunications sud-africain MTN. Le 23 novembre 2018, pour la seconde fois, l’opérateur a obtenu un prêt syndiqué de 75 […]|
|From a remote seminary in Cameroon to the heart of Raptors Cache Translate Page||The behind-the-scenes tale of how Toronto forward Pascal Siakam went from seminary school in a remote Cameroonian village to the heart of the Raptors' big three.|
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|Partagas #1 Cache Translate Page|| -- Comprised of smooth and flavorful Dominican Piloto Cubano filler tobaccos, a Mexican San Andres binder,
and the finest of Cameroon wrappers, the original Partagas in the yellow box carries a rich and spicy taste with nuances of wood and coffee. Blended to closely match its Cuban predecessor, the Dominican Partagas cigar has been seducing smokers since it first hit the shelves in 1978.|
|Partagas #2 Cache Translate Page|| -- Comprised of smooth and flavorful Dominican Piloto Cubano filler tobaccos, a Mexican San Andres binder, and the finest of Cameroon wrappers, the original Partagas in the yellow box carries a rich and spicy taste with nuances of wood and coffee. Blended to closely match its Cuban predecessor, the Dominican Partagas cigar has been seducing smokers since it first hit the shelves in 1978.|
|Partagas Robusto Cache Translate Page|| -- Wrapper: Cameroon. Filler: Dominican (Piloto Cubano), Mexican. Binder: Mexico San Andrean. Country of Manufacture: Dominican Republic. Factory Name: General Cigar Dominicana. -- The history: Not long after Jaime Partagas sailed from Spain to Cuba, he founded the cigar brand that bears his name. The year was 1845. Yet the greatest chapters of Partagas history were written by two other men, Ramon Cifuentes and the son who was named after him. Whether working together or alone, it was those two great cigar masters who made Partagas the leading Cuban cigar. But in 196l, two years after Fidel Castro had seized control of the Cuban government, Ramon Cifuentes was forced to flee the island, never to return. Seventeen years later, he was finally able to begin creating his Partagas cigars again, this time in the Dominican Republic, where his unmatched tradition of cigar making remains alive and well. The cigar: The secret of today's rich Partagas cigars lies in their wrapper leaves. Grown in Cameroon, the Central West African country where the steaming, sub-tropical climate unique to the fourth parallel is ideal for growing superb wrapper leaves, Cameroon wrappers have no equals for rich flavor. Indeed, Ramon Cifuentes determined that he could begin producing his Partagas cigars again only after he had discovered, years after the Cuban embargo had begun, that the best wrapper leaves were being grown in Cameroon rather than in Cuba. The experience: So rich yet never harsh, a Partagas cigar has all the flavor and character of the cigar that knew Cuba when.|
|Oliva Serie G Special G Cameroon Cache Translate Page|| -- The Oliva Serie G is an ideal medium bodied smoke that has received rave reviews from our customers since its introduction. The Oliva Serie G Cameroon cigar wears a delicious African Cameroon wrapper that is aged with dashes of oil, to ensure the flavor is encapsulated during the aging process. All Oliva Serie G cigars feature a Cuban-seed Habano binder, as well as a Nicaraguan Habano filler, and each cigar is finished with a Cuban box-press to ensure a clean draw and straight burn. In addition to being a customer favorite at BCP, the Serie G has received numerous high industry ratings, including an impressive 92 from Cigar Aficionado.
The Oliva Serie G Special G Cameroon brings sweet, medium bodied taste to a compact 3 3/4 x 48 vitola. |
|Oliva Serie G Double Robusto Cameroon Cache Translate Page|| -- The Oliva Serie G is an ideal medium bodied smoke that has received rave reviews from our customers since its introduction. The Oliva Serie G Cameroon cigar wears a delicious African Cameroon wrapper that is aged with dashes of oil, to ensure the flavor is encapsulated during the aging process. All Oliva Serie G cigars feature a Cuban-seed Habano binder, as well as a Nicaraguan Habano filler, and each cigar is finished with a Cuban box-press to ensure a clean draw and straight burn. In addition to being a customer favorite at BCP, the Serie G has received numerous high industry ratings, including an impressive 92 from Cigar Aficionado.
The Oliva Serie G Double Robusto Cameroon brings you sweet, medium bodied taste in a slow-burning 5x54 Double Robusto vitola. |
|Oliva Serie G Belicoso Cameroon Cache Translate Page|| -- The Oliva Serie G is an ideal medium bodied smoke that has received rave reviews from our customers since its introduction. The Oliva Serie G Cameroon cigar wears a delicious African Cameroon wrapper that is aged with dashes of oil, to ensure the flavor is encapsulated during the aging process. All Oliva Serie G cigars feature a Cuban-seed Habano binder, as well as a Nicaraguan Habano filler, and each cigar is finished with a Cuban box-press to ensure a clean draw and straight burn. In addition to being a customer favorite at BCP, the Serie G has received numerous high industry ratings, including an impressive 92 from Cigar Aficionado.
The Oliva Serie G Cameroon Belicoso offers a sweet, medium bodied taste in a masterfully crafted 5 x 52 Belicoso vitola. |
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|12/2/2018: Sport Soccer: Caf sets up task force to find new host of Afcon Cache Translate Page||● The South African Football Association might be reluctant to approach the government to bankroll the staging of the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations (Afcon) now that it has been stripped from original hosts Cameroon, Safa acting CEO Russell Paul has...|
|Cameroon: Govt Inaugurates US-Funded Center for Disease Control Cache Translate Page||[VOA] Cameroon is the recipient of a new public health emergency center constructed with the support of the U.S. Defense Threat Reduction Agency. The facility, which provides training for hospital staff and helps to detect disease outbreaks, was inaugurated Monday by Cameroon's prime minister, with the U.S. ambassador on hand.|
|Cameroon: Public Health - Here Comes Emergency Operations Centre Cache Translate Page||[Cameroon Tribune] Prime Minister Philemon Yang on December 3, 2018 chaired the inauguration ceremony of Cameroon Public Health Emergency Operations Centre located at Messa, Yaounde.|
|Cameroon: Gastronomic Tourism - Making Cameroon's Destination Attractive Cache Translate Page||[Cameroon Tribune] Following is the press release from the 19th session of the National Tourism Board.|
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|Sport24.co.za | Ivorian fury after Cameroon mooted as 2021 Cup of Nations hosts Cache Translate Page||Ivory Coast has reacted angrily to the possibility that they could be replaced as 2021 Africa Cup of Nations hosts by Cameroon.|
|New branches to extend MainOne cable to Cote D’Ivoire and Senegal Cache Translate Page||Two additional branches are planned to extend MainOne’s subsea cable system to Dakar (Senegal) and Abidjan (Cote D’Ivoire). With this development, MainOne will have landing points in five markets – Nigeria, Ghana, Senegal, Cote D’Ivoire and Portugal, in addition to Cameroon.|
MainOne, which is a 7,000km cable system that spans from Portugal to Nigeria, entered service in 2010. Technology updates will boost potential capacity to 10 TBps of capacity. The upgrades are expected to become operational in November 2019.
TE SubCom is lead contractor on the project. MainOne has also selected SubCom’s WSS ROADM for the new branches. SubCom will light the new branches with Ciena’s transmission equipment.