Published at 06/10/2021

Mozambique hosts the General Assembly of the Consortium of African Funds for the Environment for the first time

The 11th General Assembly of the Consortium of African Funds for the Environment (CAFÉ) takes place in Maputo city, from October 6th to 8th, 2021, at Radisson Blu Hotel at 10h00 am (Mozambique Time), in hybrid format (presential and remotely) with the objective of sharing knowledge and experience to discuss conservation funding mechanisms and opportunities in Africa.

The opening ceremony will be done by the Minister of Land and Environment, Ivete Maibaze, under the topic “Experience Exchange as a Key-factor for the success of Biodiversity Conservation: Promoting Conservation during Crisis Time in Africa.” The conference will have 200 participants of about 30 countries, whereby 15 are African countries, in online and presential format.

The CAFE is the Consortium of African Funds for Environment or Conservation Trust Funds (CTFs) in Africa, created in 2011 where The Foundation for Conservation of Biodiversity (BIOFUND) is one of the founding members, together with over 20 African Environmental Funds. Jointly, CAFÉ fund members manage over USD 300 M invested for a long-term investment capital (endowment fund), as well as tens of USD millions a year from different donors, enabling a massive contribution for  African biodiversity conservation initiatives.

The Consortium of CAFÉ is engaged in building a learning community that can share best practices and identify innovative funding mechanisms to promote biodiversity conservation and a sustainable development in Africa.

This event is being financially supported by German Cooperation via KfW and by AFD/FFEM.