Consortium of African Funds for the Environment

Building a learning community that shares best practices and pursues innovative finance mechanisms in order to foster conservation, environmental management and sustainable development in Africa.
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History

Over the 1990s, a trend occurred whereby sustained fund-flows to conservation action across Africa showed substantial decreases and it became apparent that there was a need to develop innovative finance mechanisms to rectify the situation.

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.

VISION

To be the globally respected alliance for championing sustainable environmental finance in Africa.

MISSION

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.

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FSOA hosts the 9th CAFÉ Assembly

FSOA hosts the 9th CAFÉ Assembly

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

CAFÉ at RedLAC Assembly in Bolivia

CAFÉ at RedLAC Assembly in Bolivia

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

2019-2023 CAFÉ Strategic Plan in Brief

2019-2023 CAFÉ Strategic Plan in Brief

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

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