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Changes to the ABCG Listserv
UN-REDD Social & Environmental Expert
Gorongosa National Park Community Education Center Manager
USFS DRC Technical Advisor

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Changes to the ABCG Listserv

Welcome to the new ABCG LIstserv! We are in the process of migrating our listserv to a new system. We hope that this will be a more user-friendly service for you. For those with high-speed internet, you will find this to be more visually engaging than the previous version. For those using dial-up access, you may continue to receive text-only emails. Thank you for your patience as we make the transition and work out any bugs.


Social & Environmental Expert, UN-REDD programme (Kinshasa)
The national REDD+ strategy is expected to be available by end of 2012. Numerous processes are underway, and intermediary outputs are being delivered, to feed into the elaboration of this strategy. UNEP's UN-REDD team has been contributing most notably in the areas of multiple benefits and risks (i.e. environmental values of REDD+ beyond carbon), as well as on the thinking around cross-sectoral transformations (i.e. using REDD+ as an opportunity for fundamental policy and institutional reforms to transit towards a green economy for the forest and related land sectors).
The social and environmental expert will lead a structured and high quality process of consultation, whilst keeping pace with progress in other REDD+ components such as the REDD+ strategy, pilot studies and institutional support. This expert is to be based in Kinshasa, DRC, and within the office of the National Coordination REDD (CN-REDD), in order to optimize the potential for capacity building and the quality of stakeholder engagement and participation.
The expert will ensure a high level of coherence among the different ongoing efforts such as the strategic environmental and social assessment (SESA), the social and environmental standards that are being developed, the approval process for REDD+ projects and the development of the monitoring framework to ensure that these benefits and risks will be clearly and meaningfully incorporated into the national REDD+ strategy, and into a wider, transformative vision for the country.


For more information, please visit: (English) (Francais)

The deadline for the application is May 9, 2011.


Manager of Gorongosa National Park Community Education Center (Mozambique)
With support from USAID, the Portuguese Cooperation, and the Carr Foundation, Gorongosa National Park just completed a state-of-the-art Community Education Center (CEC) on the western boundary of the Park. This center embraces the features of sustainable architecture and green design. The center will start its first year of operation in 2011 and can also serve as a meeting place or training center for groups. The manager will be responsible for the operations of all aspects of this new facility, including overseeing maintenance kitchen and housekeeping staff, working closely with the Manager of Environmental Education, and working closely with other members of the Park Management Team of Gorongosa National Park. In the next two years the primary focus will be to carry out conservation education activities, health activities, and conservation agriculture activities - at the CEC and in the Gorongosa National Park's buffer-zone communities.

Please visit for the full job description and information on how to apply. Applications must be submitted by May 15, 2011.


USFS DRC Technical Advisor (Kinshasa, DRC)
The US Forest Service, International Programs (USFS/IP) and Management and Engineering Technologies International, Inc. (METI), as a part of the US Agency for International Development's (USAID) Central African Regional Program for the Environment (CARPE), seeks a full-time Technical Advisor to work with DRC Ministry of Environment, Nature Conservation, and Tourism (MECNT) to provide technical assistance to its ongoing land use planning and national forest inventory processes. For more information, please click the following link: USFS DRC Technical Advisor position description.

Please send electronic submission including C.V. and cover letter with "DRC advisor" in subject line to by June 6th. Finalists will be contacted.


Upcoming Events

17 May - Brown bag featuring Gilbert Kajuna, USAID/TZ

25 May - Feed the Future Series Final Workshop

1 June - ABCG Meeting: Faith and Conservation in Africa


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Thank you for your patience, collaboration and support as we transition our listserv! Please contact if you have problems or questions.


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Natalie Bailey
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