Environmental conservation trust funds were thus created throughout the African continent. Today, there is a need to improve the institutional efficiency of these funds and to increase knowledge sharing between them. The creation of a network was considered the best approach to meet this objective.
After a period of informal collaboration, the Consortium of African Funds for the Environment (CAFE) was officially created during a meeting held in Dar-es Salaam in September 2011. This network was launched by twelve founder funds with several supporting partners.
To be the globally respected alliance for championing sustainable environmental finance in Africa.
To build a learning community that shares best practices and pursues innovative finance mechanisms in order to foster conservation, environmental management and sustainable development in Africa.
Fondation des Savanes Ouest Africaines (FSOA) has successfully hosted the 9th CAFÉ General Assembly in the historical city of Ouidah, Bénin from 2-6 September, 2019.The colourful event was conducted under the theme of “Financial Markets and Portfolio Management for Environmental Funds.” Continue reading
During the recent 9th General Assembly of CAFÉ held in Ouidah, Bénin, the network welcomed three members into its seven-member Executive Committee (ExCo). The three come in replacement of three former members whose office terms in the … Continue reading
During its 8th General Assembly held in September 2018 in Kasane, Botswana, CAFÉ welcomed Community Conservation Fund of Namibia (CCFN) into the network. This saw CAFÉ growing from 17 to 18 member funds from 13 countries across Africa… Continue reading
The Latin American and Caribbean Network of Environmental Funds (RedLAC) held its 20th General Assembly from October 29 to November 1, 2018 in Bolivia. The Assembly centred on the theme of Creativity and Innovation for Conservation and .. Continue reading
One of the things that decorated the 8th CAFÉ General Assembly in September 2018 in Botswana was the grand approval of the 5-year Strategic Plan of the network, covering 2019 to 2023. The Plan has three broad strategic objectives .. Continue reading
The Consortium of African Funds for the Environment (CAFÉ) recently held its 8th General Assembly from 3 to 7 September 2018 at Cresta Mowana Safari Lodge in Kasane, Botswana. This took place under the theme of Fundraising and Climate Financing. Continue reading