6th to 8th October, 2021

Organized by cafe


The Consortium of African Funds for the Environment (CAFÉ) is a membership-based network of Environmental Funds (EFs) or Conservation Trust Funds (CTFs) in Africa that has been operating since 2011. Annually, CAFÉ members meet for their general assembly. This year, BIOFUND – The Foundation for Conservation of Biodiversity will host the 11th General Assembly of CAFÉ in Maputo city, which will take place in a hybrid format (presential and virtual) from October 6th to 8th.

About the 11th CAFÉ General Assembly

The 11th CAFÉ General Assembly is an opportunity to exchange experiences on the role of environmental funds in promoting synergies to support conservation of biodiversity in Africa. This conference will be held under the theme “Experience Exchange as Key Factor for The Success of Biodiversity Conservation: Promoting Conservation in Times of Crisis in Africa”.

Importance and relevance

The 11th General Assembly is a landmark occasion for the network as it is testament to the continued relevance of the network and importance of synergy, innovation and continuous learning that will ensure that Conservation Trust Funds in Africa continue to evolve and grow institutionally despite the unexpected challenges to meet the demands of the biodiversity conservation framework.

Objectives we hope to achieve with this
11th CAFÉ General Assembly

The main objective of this congress is to share knowledge, experience between parties and discuss about conservation financing schemes and opportunities across Africa. The event aim to achieve the following:


Raise awareness among partners and decision makers on the Environmental
Funds relevance, challenges, and opportunities


Promote partnerships and foster cooperation among all relevant stakeholders to
promote innovative approaches to support biodiversity conservation


Discuss strategic actions to build a common vision for conservation financing in Africa


Discuss tools and mechanisms to document conservation results and mobilize financing for
biodiversity conservation


Improve CTFs knowledge about Mozambican biodiversity and conservation outcomes

Agenda and Presentations

Official Opening Session

10:10 - 10:30


  1. Narciso Matos: BIOFUND Board President
  2. Karen Price: President of CAFÉ Network
  3. Ivete Maibaze: Minister of Land and Environment of

The Virtual Exposition of Biodiversity in Mozambique

10:35 - 10:45


  • Jéssica Julaia: BIOFUND Mozambique

Conservation Stories Moment

The Conservation System in Mozambique

10:45 - 11:00



  • Armindo Araman: Representative of National Administration of Conservation Areas (ANAC)

CAFE Presentation 2021_ANAC (Armindo Araman)

CAFÉ members updates

Session 1

11:00 - 11:30



  1. Tapiwa Makiwa: Community Conservation Fund of Namibia CCFN)
  2. Guillaume de Rouville: Okapi Fund for Nature Conservation (FOCON)
  3. Fenosoa Andrimahenina: Foundation BioGuine (BIOGUINE)
  4. Tuli Salum Msuya: Tanzania Forest Fund (TaFF)
  5. Claude Fanohiza: Foundation Tany Meva (TANY MEVA)
  6. Mark Mwine: Bwindi Mgahinga Conservation Trust (BMCT)

The role of Conservation Trust Funds in times of crisis: Impact of COVID-19 Pandemic on biodiversity conservation in Africa

Session 2

11:45 - 00:45



  1. Sean Nazerali: . BIOFUND Mozambique
  2. Tapiwa Makiwa: Community Conservation Fund of Namibia
  3. John Adenoff: African Parks, Malawi

Inspirational talk

Promoting biodiversity conservation in Gorongosa National Park

12:45 - 13:00



  • Larissa de Sousa: Gorongosa National Park - PNG)

15 – CAFE Presentation 2021_PNG (Larissa Sousa)

Conservation Stories Moment

Environmental Funds as Part of the National Financing Strategy

14:00 - 14:20



  • Bartolomeu Soto: BIOFUND founding member

CAFÉ members updates

Session 3

14:20 - 14:50



  1. Fanny N’golo: Foundation for Parks and Reserves of Ivory Coast (FPRCI)
  2. Carl Bruessow: Mulanje Mountain Conservation Trust (MMCT)
  3. Alain Liva Raharijaona:Foundation for Protected Areas and Biodiversity of Madagascar (FAPBM)
  4. Romain Renoux: Association for the Sustainable Financing of Mediterranean Marine Protected Areas (the MedFund)
  5. Francis Sabuni: Eastern Arc Mountains Conservation Endowment Fund (EAMCEF)
  6. Theophile Zognou: Foundation for the Tri-National of the Sangha (FTNS)

CAFÉ 2021-CTF Presentation_FAPBM_Final

Inspirational talk

Conservation of marine biodiversity in Mozambique

14:50 - 15:10



  • Armando Nguenha: Bazaruto National Park

2020 Practice Standards for Conservation Trust Funds

Session 4

15:10 - 16:30



  • David Meyers: Conservation Finance Alliance

24 – Mathias_CAFE_Practice Standards_Oct 6 2021

Conservation Stories Moment

Synergies between academia and biodiversity

10:00 - 10:10



  • Jorge Ferrão: Rector UP Maputo/Vice president of BIOFUND board of trustees

CAFÉ members updates

Session 5

10:10 - 10:40



  1. Juliet Kyokunda: Uganda Biodiversity Fund
  2. Virginie Edoa: Foundation for the Environment and Development in Cameroon (FEDEC)
  3. Alfred Koffi: Fondation des Savanes Ouest Africaines (FSOA)
  4. Karen Price: Malawi Environmental Endowment Trust (MEET)
  5. Ahmed Lefghih: Banc d’Arguin and Coastal and Marine Biodiversity Trust Fund (BACoMaB), Mauritania
  6. Luis Honwana: BIOFUND Mozambique

CAFÉ Presentation 2021-FSOA
CAFE Presentation 2021 BIOFUND

Discussion on Recent developments of the CAFE Funds

10:40 - 11:00



  • All

Innovative Financing Mechanisms – The Potential of Biodiversity Offsets in Africa

Parallel Session 1.1

11:25 - 13:00



  1. Fabien Quetier: COMBO Project
  2. Alain Liva Raharijaona: FAPBM Madagascar
  3. Denise Nicolau: - BIOFUND, Mozambique

CAFE 2021 - Presentation FAPBM - Offset QMM
BIOFUND_Biodiversity Offsets_071021

Essential CTF Functions – Determining Conservation Impact

Parallel Session 2.1

11:25 - 13:00

Challenges and Practice



  • Virginie Edoa: FEDEC
  • Camila Monteiro: Terranomics
  • Charlotte Karibuhoye Said: MAVA Foundation

CAFE Impact ME.pptx – Camila Monteiro
CAFE Presentation 2021 FEDEC AG
CAFE Presentation 2021 MAVA__Charlotte K Said_Scaling Conservation Impact

New Funding Opportunities

14:00 - 14:30



  1. James Lewis: RainForest Trust
  2. Kudakwashe Chigodo: SADC TFCA Financing Facilities
  3. Andrea Athanas/Patienc e Gandiwa: Patience Gandiwa, Pan-African Conservation Trust Fund

CAFÉ Presentation 2021 SADC TFCA FF
APAC and APACT Presentation CAFE GA Gandiwa Athanas
Rainforest Trust

Project BRIDGE – presentation/next steps

Session 7

14:30 - 15:00



  1. Constance Corbier: FFEM
  2. Maria Luiza Hernandez: Costa Rica por Siempre
  3. Karen Price: CAFÉ

Essential CTF Functions – Communication as a powerful tool for conservation

Parallel Session 2.2

15:00 - 16:00

Sharing experiences on successful communication in the conservation sector



  1. Paulina Cerna: FMCN
  2. Fábio Heuseler Ferreira Leite: Funbio

CAFE Presentation 2021_FUNBIO (Fabio Leite)
CAFE Presentation 2021_FMCN (Paulina Cerna)

Innovative Financing Mechanisms – Leveraging REDD+ Payments Through Environmental Funds

Parallel Session 1.2

15:00 - 16:00



  1. Franka Braun: World Bank
  2. Fanny N’golo: Foundation pour les Parcs et Réserves de Cote d’Ivoire (FPRCI)
  3. Aristides Muhate: National Sustainable Development Fund, Mozambique

Innovative Financing Mechanisms

Parallel Session 1.3

16:00 - 17:00

Mobilizing the Private Sector - Opportunities for CTFs in Impact Investment.



  1. Yabanex Batista: Global Fund for Coral Reefs
  2. David Meyers: CFA
  3. Amilcar Guzman/Joris Van Pul: Wolfs Company

CAFE Presentation 2021_Wolfs Company

Innovative Finance for CTFs private sector

Essential CTF Functions – Avoiding Trouble: A Scaled Approach to an Environmental and Social Risk Management System (ESMS) for use by Conservation Trust Funds”

Parallel Session 2.3

16:01 - 17:00



  1. Kathy Mikitin: presenting the results of the CFA Environmental Funds Working Group - ESS Task Force

CAFE Presentation 2021_ESS Task Force (Kathy Mikitin)

General Assembly

Closed Session for CAFE Members only

09:00 - 12:55

Conservation Stories Moment

Sharing experience of a Marine/fisheries Governmental Fund (Mozambique)

14:00 - 14:20



  • Miguel Langa: ProAzul

CAFE Presentation 2021 ProAzul (Miguel Langa)

Conservation Stories Moment

A Working PES for Water

14:20 - 14:40



  • Pauline Nantongo: EcoTrust Uganda – Water Catchment Management and Payment for Environmental Services


Conservation Stories Moment

Environment and Rural development Governmental Fund

14:40 - 15:00



  • Madyo Couto: FNDS

Investing for Results: Managing a CTF Endowment

Session 6

15:00 - 16:00



  • Katy Mathias: CFA - the 10-year review of CTF Endowment Funds – what has worked well?

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Closing Session

New Exco: Intro and Next Steps for the Network

16:00 - 16:30



  • Carlos Manuel Rodríguez: CEO of the GEF


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Meet the CAFÉ 2021 speakers

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