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Sponsors

We are thankful for the generous support of the following organisations for their financial support towards Forest Day 5.

 

Australian Government

AusAID is the Australian Government agency responsible for managing Australia's overseas assistance programme, which aims to assist developing countries reduce poverty and achieve sustainable development, in line with Australia's national interest.

Climate and Land-Use Alliance

CLUA is a philanthropic collaborative whose member foundations have joined forces to address one of the most challenging and critical aspects of climate change mitigation: reducing emissions from deforestation and forest degradation, often called REDD Member foundations include the Climate Works Foundation, the Ford Foundation, the Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation, and the David and Lucile Packard Foundation.

Congo Basin Forest Fund

The Congo Basin Forest Fund was launched in June 2008 with a grant of £100 million from the governments of the UK and Norway to develop the capacity of the people and institutions of the Congo Basin to preserve and manage their forests. Under pressure from increased logging, changing agricultural patterns, population growth, and the oil and mining industries the forests today are being cleared at rates that threaten carbon-storing capacity, their complex ecosystems, their biodiversity, and watershed protection.  

To combat climate change, the Congo Basin Forest Fund accepts proposals from NGOs, regional organisations, and governments for innovative, transformative projects that change the way people live in and earn a living from the Congo Basin forests and the way that governments manage them.  CBFF therefore supports REDD+ pilot projects and MRV planning and systems in the region.  For more detailed information, please visit www.cbf-fund.org

Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, United Kingdom

The Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (Defra) is a government department in the UK. Defra makes policy and legislation, and works with others to deliver policies in areas including the natural environment, biodiversity, forestry and climate adaptation; sustainable development and the green economy; food, farming and fisheries; and environmental protection and pollution control. At a global level Defra operates through UN multilateral institutions and groupings such as the G20, as well as bilateral co-operation with partner countries. Defra aims to help protect the environment for future generations, make the economy more environmentally sustainable, and improve quality of life and well-being.

Department for International Development, United Kingdom

The UK's Department for International Development (DFID) supports long-term programmes to help tackle the underlying causes of poverty in developing countries.  DFID has offices in around 40 developing countries, and provides bilateral aid to around 90 countries. DFID's partnerships with governments, civil society, and the private sector contribute towards the eight Millennium Development Goals.  DFID uses the Millennium Development Goals to frame its aid programmes. Thematic areas of DFID's work include: Climate and environment; Water and sanitation; Agricultural productivity and sustainability; and Prevention and mitigation of natural disasters.

Forestry and Forest Products Research Institute

FFPRI is an independent administrative institution of the Japanese Government, which elucidates varied forest functions and services as well as promotes sustainable forest management and resource use through research and development. It has contributed to  science and technology, administrative measures, social activities and  international cooperation for more than a century.

Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation

The Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation is dedicated to advancing environmental conservation and scientific research around the world. The goal of the Foundation's Andes-Amazon Initiative is to conserve the Amazonian forests, which provide habitat for biodiversity and regulate the regional climate cycle.

 

Norwegian Agency for Development Cooperation

Norad aims to be the centre of expertise for evaluation, quality assurance and dissemination of the results of Norwegian development cooperation, jointly with partners in Norway, developing countries and the international community. Norad administers development assistance through grants provided to partners that contribute to poverty reduction.

The Program on Forests

PROFOR finances in-depth forestry policy analysis and processes that support the following goals: improving people's livelihoods; enhancing forest governance and law enforcement; financing sustainable forest management; and coordinating forest policy with other sectors. For example, PROFOR is supporting efforts to define common forest governance indicators and helping map opportunities for landscape restoration. The partnership is managed by a core team based at the World Bank and is supported by the European Union, Finland, Germany, Italy, Japan, the Netherlands, Switzerland and the United Kingdom. Learn more at www.profor.info.

USAID Africa

US Agency for International Development - Southern Africa

USAID works in agriculture, democracy and governance, economic growth, the environment, education, health, global partnerships, and humanitarian assistance in more than 100 countries to provide a better future for all.  In Southern Africa, the United States seeks to increase trade and strengthen regional economic ties, address the HIV/AIDS crisis, mitigate food insecurity, and enable countries to accelerate their transition to climate-resilient, low emission development.  USAID/Southern Africa, located in Pretoria, South Africa, complements and enhances USAID's bilateral programmes, supporting unique and innovative regional activities and providing services to assist USAID missions in the region.

USAID Africa

The Facility Management Team

The World Bank is the Trustee of the FCPF’s Readiness Fund and Carbon Fund, and provides secretariat services through a Facility Management Team. The Facility Management Team administers the Funds and makes proposals to the FCPF Participants Committee, and provides country advisory services and REDD+ methodology support. 

In addition, the Facility Management Team works with other units of the World Bank to assist REDD+ Countries in preparing and implementing their Readiness Preparation Proposals (R-PPs) at their request, and ensure that FCPF operations comply with applicable World Bank Group policies, including in the areas of safeguards, procurement and financial management.