Consortium of African Funds for Environment (CAFE) met from September 3 – 7, 2018 in Kasane, Botswana, at its 8th session on climate change and finance. This is an annual rotative event amongst country members. This event was organized by the “Botswana Forest Conservancy” (FCB) and was funded by CAFE and RedLAC (Network of Environmental Funds of Latin America and Caribbean).
BIOFUND participates in the 8th Annual Assembly of the Consortium of African Funds for Environment (CAFE)
Around 50 participants have attended the meeting, including representatives of 21 funds, of which 17 are African and 4 representatives from Latin America and the Caribbean – RedLAC, representatives of government, civil society and international organizations invited to present, discuss and deliberate on financing mechanisms for biodiversity conservation and climate change mitigation.
Considering the various challenges and opportunities in this sector during this week were presented and discussed a variety of modules for biodiversity finance in Africa. International experiences were presented by international experts, to promote discussions on resource mobilization, knowledge sharing and engagement of other sectors to contribute for biodiversity conservation.
BIOFUND used this opportunity to share results from Inhambane Biodiversity Exhibition and Fair and the Biodiversity Offsets Program.
CAFE was established in 2011 to build a learning community that shares best practices and seeks innovative financing mechanisms to promote conservation, environmental management and sustainable development in Africa.