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ABCG Event - Palm Oil Development in the Congo Basin: Current Trends & Implications for Forest-Dependent Communities

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Please join the Russell E. Train Education for Nature Program (EFN) at noon on Monday, September 28, 2015 for a presentation by: Eric Parfait Essomba, Environmental Investigation Agency (EIA) and EFN Grantee.
When Sep 28, 2015
from 12:00 PM to 01:00 PM
Where 1250 24th ST NW, Washington, DC; Conf. Room 2003
Attendees Eric Parfait Essomba
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Eric will discuss his work representing EIA in the Congo Basin with a presentation titled "Palm Oil Development in the Congo Basin : Current Trends and Implications for Forest-Dependent Communities."  Light snacks will be provided.

Eric possesses a multi-disciplinary background on policy advocacy, REDD+, biodiversity, sustainability, land use change analysis and GIS. Prior to joining EIA, he coordinated the climate change program of Cameroon's premier 'home grown' environmental NGO, the Centre for Environment and Development (CED). In this role, he successfully led the advocacy work of a coalition of national NGOs and indigenous community groups during the development of Cameroon's REDD+ readiness proposal and won important improvements for community rights.
Eric received an EFN Professional Development Grant in 2013 which allowed him to attend a course on Advanced Terrestrial Carbon Accounting at the University of California, San Diego. He is also a recipient of the prestigious Chevening Scholarship, a UK government scholarship scheme aimed to support potential future leaders. Eric holds an MSc in Environmental Change and International Development from the University of Sheffield.

WebEx meeting number: 768 746 650

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