• Together we are pledging to work to secure the future of one of the world’s last remaining ancient forests
    Gordon Brown, Former UK Prime Minister
  • Our shared intention is to slow deforestation in the Congo Basin.At the same time, we want to provide the people with the capacity to manage and to earn their livelihood
    Donald Kaberuka, AfDB President
  • It’s very important that we do not sacrifice indigenous forests for bio-fuels or any other alternatives
    Late Professor Wangari Maathai, Nobel Peace Prize Laureate, Former CBFF Co-Chair
  • Reducing deforestation and forest degradation in developing countries is a main priority for Norway’s climate policy
    Jens Stoltenberg, Prime Minister Of Norway
  • Nobody disputes the negative costs of cutting down the forest and they are hurting themselves by doing it
    Paul Martin, Former Canadian Prime Minister

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Results

  • Concrete project results and the rich lessons learned over its five-years existence, have positioned the CBFF as a knowledge broker for fighting climate change by both protecting the Congo Basin Rainforest and improving livelihoods for the 50 to 60 million individuals who depend on its resources. Indeed, with the dearth of financial mechanisms to support the fight against climate change in the Congo Basin region, the CBFF serves as a beacon from which future initiatives can draw inspiration. The Funds notable achievements to-date include:

    • Over 59,000 hectares planted by local communities since 2012
    • Over 135,000  direct beneficiaries of CBFF-funded projects since 2012
    • 55 Masters and PhD. scholarships for forestry and environment studies awarded
    • Over 165,000 persons directly involved in production, processing or sales of forest products
    • REDD+ Readiness Proposals prepared and validated for Burundi, Chad, Equatorial Guinea, Rwanda and  São Tomé and Príncipe
    • Over one million hectares mapped out with primary use
    • 120 studies of areas on forests and the environment including the first edition of COMIFAC’s scientific and technical journal on forests and the environment 

Application process

Recipient Eligibility
Regional member countries of the African Development Bank, regional institutions and civil society organization concerned with the preservation of the Congo Basin rainforest are eligible to apply for CBFF funding 
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Selection Process
The CBFF build up its project pipeline via: 1) competitive call for proposals; 2) projects initiated by the CBFF Governing Council 3) up-scaling of projects which have demonstrable impact 
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FAQ
These frequently asked questions help applicants better understand the application process for CBFF funding 
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