FCPF CSO Observer Voting (Region: Africa) (Language: English)

INSTRUCTIONS • Please only vote for the region which your Civil Society Organization (CSO) is in. THIS FORM IS FOR CSOS WHICH ARE IN AFRICA ONLY. If your CSO is in a different region, please check the explanatory e-mail for the right form. - CSOs were selected as candidates based on the following criteria. Please see this criteria via the link below to make your decision: https://docs.google.com/open?id=0B302oHn1jDdmM2NkYTc0MmItYjRhZC00NzQxLTk4Y2QtZDU4YTc5MjcyZGU3 • You are eligible to vote only if you represent a nonprofit civil society organization (CSO) (i.e., a think tank, advocacy group, networking organization, community-based organization, or aid organization). • Once you begin the voting process, you will be required to choose the right form based on your region and language you would like to complete the form in. • Your CSO is allowed ONLY ONE VOTE. • If your CSO includes multiple country offices in the same region, only ONE VOTE PER REGION will be counted. (For example, if your organization has multiple country offices throughout Africa, those offices must jointly decide which country office will submit a vote in the African region, and for which candidates.) Below, is a description of the candidates. Please scroll down to vote for your preferred in the Africa region. If you require further information on candidates, please visit their listed websites. 1. PAN AFRICAN CLIMATE JUSTICE ALLIANCE (Kenya) (PACJA) www.pacja.org CAPACITY AND EXPERIENCE As a platform of African Civil Society from diverse backgrounds, the Pan African Climate Justice Alliance has actively participated in REDD-related policy advocacy at all levels - national, Group, etc. The Alliance published has published several policy briefs on REDD, and the latest edition reprinted in 2012 is: "REDD and red lines in Africa", which interrogates the REDD policies and evolution of REDD in Africa. These has widely circulated among civil society and other stakeholders across Africa. More information about PACJA can be found in the website - www.pacja.org COMMUNICATION # 1 As a continental networks, PACJA conducts much of its business through teleconferences, skypes and other means which do not require physical presence. Thus, we will be available for teleconferences in case we qualify. COMMUNICATION # 2 PACJA brings together around 300 organisations and networks from 45 countries in Africa. We have an active mailing list where we exchange information. The mailing list will thus be useful for this purpose. In addition, PACJA facilitates regular interractions in workshops, public forums, participation in other stakeholders meetings, etc. These can be useful in disemmination. REPRESENTATIVENESS Two PACJA members represent African region in the UNEP Major Groups and stakeholders Forum. his task involves representing African views in the Major Groups and UNEP Forums. The Alliance also brings organisations from diverse standpoints which are always presented to the African Ministerial Conference on Environment meetings, African Group, etc CONFLICTS OF INTEREST The Alliace do not have any interest in area that may bring conflict, nor does it directly work with any multilateral Development Bank or any agency. The competence of PACJA is wide experience on advocacy on climate-related policies. 2. CAMEROON ECOLOGY www.cameroonecology.org CAPACITY AND EXPERIENCE As part of Coordination Platform REDD & CC in Cameroon, my role is to contribute to the implementation of the mission and goals of our platform. To this end, I facilitate the effective involvement of the entire Cameroonian civil society, indigenous people, women and youth and other local stakeholders in the process of reflection, development and implementation of national REDD and climate change in Cameroon. Compared with Cameroon Ecology, our organization is very active in the REDD process in Cameroon, in discussions on REDD & CC at regional and global levels. In addition, we operate information, education and awareness on REDD & CC since 2009 ENGLISH FLUENCY Fluent COMMUNICATION # 1 24 hour internet access COMMUNICATION # 2 Both in the context of REDD Platform & CC, or the REFACOF Cameroon Ecology, we use all available channels of information and several techniques to communicate with CSOs, development partners, government, local communities, women , young people etc.. Among other meetings, workshops, discussions in small groups, videos, interviews, interviews, etc.. in terms of channels, we use the Internet, telephone, posters, letters, radio, newspapers, posters, etc.. REPRESENTATIVENESS I have always represented very effectively CSOs, women, local people in all instances where I have been invited: Cameroon, Africa, Europe, North America, South America and Asia. I have a great ability to understand the position of the groups I represent and their interests. CONFLICTS OF INTEREST Cameroon Ecology works with banks through which pass its funding. Cameroon is funded by the Ecology CBFF, ITTO, RRI, WRI, etc.. 3. CONGO OBSERVATORY OF HUMAN RIGHTS (OCDH) blog.ocdh.org CAPACITY AND EXPERIENCE This platform for sustainable forest management brings together several organizations in the Congolese civil society and is a member of several civil society in Central Africa, Africa and the world that are involved in REDD; Development contributions from civil society R-PP Congo, particpation in drafting the R-PP Congo, particpation in meetings and conferences on REDD, particpation international negotiations in Tianjin (October 2010), Cancun (Nov. Dec. 2010), Bonn (June 2011) and Durban (November-December 2012, attendance at meetings of REDD partnership to Cancun (November 2010) in Cologne (June 2011) and Durban (November 2011), carrying out consultation with local and indigenous communities on issues related to REDD, advocacy to the organs of the Facility to improve the R-PP Congo, members of several networks of civil society (Accra caucus, ESOP, etc). COMMUNICATION We will create a forum discussion, we are also going to most affiliate networks of African civil society in order to move the meeting reports and other relevant information and gather input through their mailing lists, we will also use our networks Affiliate disseminate information and gather input REPRESENTATIVENESS The platform for sustainable forest geston is a member of African Community Rights Network (ACRN) of the network of civil society organizations of Central Africa involved in REDD and several other international networks that have a strong presence in Africa (Accra Caucus, ESOP, FNE) If we are elected we will ask the other networks that exist in Africa to accept us as a member and give us access to their networks to disseminate information so we can send them our regular reports and their comments and contributions CONFLICTS OF INTEREST To my knowledge there is no conflict of interest because we are of the interim commission REDD civil society and members of several networks of civil society, no connection with the administration and the government or with the organs of the Facility. NUMBERS OF YEARS IN EXISTENCE 6 4. Organisation Concertée des Ecologistes et Amis de la Nature (OCEAN), Democratic Republic of Congo www.oceanrdc.org CAPACITY AND EXPERIENCE OCEAN is involved in the REDD process in the DRC for several years. As co-founder of the platform of civil society working on issues of climate change and REDD (REDD Climate Working Group, GTCR in acronym) , OCEAN involved in the development of national REDD strategy by participating in most of the discussions and studies, including study of the drivers of deforestation and degradation of forests in the DRC, which should fuel this strategy. Thus, for help to build this national strategy, OCEAN implements a pilot REDD geographically integrated, Isangi in Orientale Province. OCEAN is also involved in the implementation of a project to sub-regional capacity building of actors civil society and local communities for their participation in REDD in the region of the Congo Basin. OCEAN conducts awareness sessions with forest communities to prepare for REDD and support them in efforts to reduce emissions. OCEAN also participates in international conferences on REDD and all that binds and has within it a negotiator representing civil society in these bégociations alongside the government delegation COMMUNICATION The dissemination of information will be through our mailling list of NGO partners in the country in the region and internationally. It will be also through workshops and retreats that we hold in the country. We are also members of the editorial board in two journals, Echos of GTCR and Natural Resources. This position allows us to disseminate information through this channel writing. We have experience in this way to share information and to collect the views of other partners since pluisieurs years and it is a technique that works so far. Representativeness OCEAN's goal is to implement two projects on the implementation of the REDD process and community participation in Le Locle. These projects all aim major emission reductions from deforestation and forest degradation, with an aspect of renforcment of forest carbon stock, which are promoted in the program aspect FCPF. All these projects are funded by the CBFF, but is managed by the African Development Bank with whom we have a relationship since we must learn to manage our projects, taking into account the procedures of the ADB. One of the two projects is a government project which also involved several other partners including the University of Kisangani, research institutions and other local NGOs. NUMBER OF YEARS IN EXISTENCE 18
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