Highlights from USFS Side Events at COP28

Highlights from USFS Side Events at COP28 In December 2023, the U.S. Forest Service Central Africa Program co-hosted two different side events at the Central African Forest Commission (COMIFAC) pavilion during COP28 in Dubai. The events focused on building the capacity of early career women in climate science and sharing challenges and solutions in addressing … Read more

Skills Search | Cameroon Program Coordinator

Job Description The U.S. Forest Service (USFS) Office of International Programs may require the services of a country coordinator to help administer U.S. government (USG) and other various donor-funded programs in Cameroon. Background The USFS, with funding from the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), U.S. Department of State, has ongoing or developing partnerships with … Read more

WORKSHOP ON INTEGRATED TRANSBOUNDARY LAND USE PLANNING IN THE CONGO BASIN BRINGS TOGETHER REGIONAL EXPERTS AND STAKEHOLDERS

Workshop on Integrated Transboundary Land Use Planning in the Congo Basin Brings Together Regional Experts and Stakeholders The Congo Basin in Central Africa is home to a vast ecosystem of rivers, forests, and diverse wildlife. However, these forests are facing numerous threats. Deforestation, wildlife trafficking, and illegal logging threaten the survival of various species, and … Read more

Cultivating Tomorrow’s Green Leaders: Landscape Restoration in Kalemie

Cultivating Tomorrow’s Green Leaders: Landscape Restoration in Kalemie In July and September of 2023, the University of Kalemie (UNIKAL) partnered with the US Forest Service (USFS) to launch practical training programs focused on landscape restoration. These programs engaged over 300 students, all between the ages of 18 and 25, from the University’s Agricultural Sciences faculty. … Read more

Combatting Illegal Logging: Independent Forest Monitoring with Civil Society in the Republic of the Congo

Combatting Illegal Logging: Independent Forest Monitoring with Civil Society in the Republic of the Congo With over 60% of its landmass covered by forests, illegal logging is a critical threat to the forests of the Republic of the Congo (ROC). Unauthorized and unsustainable timber extraction contributes significantly to environmental degradation, the disruption of sensitive ecosystems, … Read more