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
Improve CTFs knowledge about Mozambican biodiversity and conservation outcomes