The Fund invites proposals for transformative and innovative initiatives from the governments and civil society and private sector of the Congo Basin to slow the rate of deforestation, through developing the capacity of the people and institutions in the countries of the Congo basin to manage their forest.
This includes helping local communities find livelihoods that are consistent with forest conservation and developing new approaches which will bring genuine change and ensure future sustainable forest management.”
The Fund will support activities/projects which complement particular aspects of the COMIFAC (The Central Africa Forests Commission) convergence plan.
The CBFF will work closely with Central African governments, regional institutions, COMIFAC, ECCAS, Congo Basin technical partners, international donors, NGOs and private sector.
Although the CBFF is intended to directly benefit the countries of the Congo Basin, it is also considered as a global public good, which will have continental as well as global benefits.
The principle approach is through open, competitive bidding rounds.
These are open to eligible partners from the Congo Basin region, including governments, NGOs, civil society organisations, and the private sector.
Grants provided by the Fund are intended to support projects for a period of 1 to 3 years.