Creating a platform for Congo Basin Forest Science at 26th IUFRO World Congress

The Congo Basin Science Initiative is joining members of the Scientific and Academic College (SAC) of the Congo Basin Forest Partnership (CBFP) at the 26th IUFRO World Congress, a global gathering of forest stakeholders in Stockholm from 23-29 June 2024. Come and meet us if you are in Stockholm: together with SAC colleagues we will be hosting booth A01:01 in Exhibition Hall A at Stockholmsmässan, Mässvägen 1, 125 80 Stockholm. Over the course of the week there will be a … Read more

Strong science for strong action: investments in local institutions for sustainable development of the Congo Basin

We are excited to share details of our side event at the Congo Basin Forest Partnership Meeting of Parties. The Congo Basin Science Initiative (CBSI) is co-hosting the event with the Science Panel for the Congo Basin (SPCB). It will provide an update on the progress of SPCB and CBSI since the launch of the two initiatives in 2023. Speakers from SPCB and CBSI will be joined by panellists from other regional initiatives to discuss scientific collaboration for sustainable development … Read more

Strengthening existing capacity for African early career scholars

In the Congo Basin Science Initiative Science and Capacity Plan, we highlight the need for researchers and students in the Congo Basin to have access to a fund where they can speedily and efficiently apply for small amounts of funding for field data collection, equipment purchase, or visits to other institutions to learn a skill or carry out analysis. This allows central African researchers to have autonomy to do science, and not be constrained by only participating in projects funded … Read more

Congo Basin Science Initiative joins CBFP

The Congo Basin Science Initiative has officially joined the Scientific and Academic College of the Congo Basin Forest Partnership (CBFP). The Congo Basin Science Initiative is now one of 127 member countries and organizations working together in the Congo Basin Forest Partnership to promote sustainable resource management, combat climate change and its impacts, improve living conditions and protect the unique biodiversity of Central Africa’s tropical forest.

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CBSI Steering Committee convenes in Yaoundé, Cameroon

On 21-22 February 2024, the Congo Basin Institute and the Center for International Forestry Research, in partnership with University of Yaoundé 1, co-hosted the PANGEA Africa workshop in Yaoundé, Cameroon.

Join us at COP28

Co-chairs of the Congo Basin Science Initiative, Prof Raphael Tshimanga (University of Kinshasa), Prof Simon Lewis (University of Leeds / UCL) and CBSI colleagues are speaking at the following events: Date & Time Event title Join Sun 3 Dec 10:00-11:30 GST Congo Basin Science Initiative: Research and capacity building to confront the climate and biodiversity crises and promote sustainable development Including speakers Prof Raphael Tshimanga and Prof Simon Lewis Gabon Pavilion Sun 3 Dec16:00-17:30 GST Launch of the Science Panel … Read more

Congo Basin Science Initiative launches at Summit of the Three Basins

The Congo Basin Science Initiative (CBSI) launch took place in Brazzaville on 26 October 2023 at the Summit of the Three Basins. This was a three-day international conference to coordinate plans for forest protection across the tropics, convened by the Congo Basin Climate Commission, with the support of the United Nations and the African Union. The Congo Basin and its contiguous forests are the world’s second largest extent of tropical forest. This region provides valuable local, regional and global services … Read more