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July - August 2016 Ethiopia P5 Executive Director Visits the Diplomatic Capital of Africa. International Youth Day Ethiopia’s new National Forest Sector Development Plan Third edition of Ethiotrail run in the Abijatta-Shalla National Park Regional P2 Africal Regional Preparatory Meeting for COP 17 / COP 13 in Addis Ababa. Third Dryland’s Week in Namibia Upcoming Events P9 CITES COP in Johannesburg, South Africa. SEED Africa Symposium in Nairobi, Kenya. International Off-Grid Renewable Energy Conference (IOREC) in Nairobi, Kenya Sixth Climate Change Conference in Addis Ababa Addis Ababa Highlights A Newsletter by UNEP Addis Ababa Liaison Office a Subsidiary of UNEP Africa UNEP Executive Secretary Mr Erik Solheim during his meeting with H.E. Heilemariam Desalegn, prime Minister of the Federal Democratic Republic of Ethiopia; Source: Office of the Prime Minister of EthiopiaITES Parties
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  • July - August 2016

    Ethiopia P5 Executive Director Visits the Diplomatic Capital of

    Africa.

    International Youth Day

    Ethiopias new National Forest Sector Development

    Plan

    Third edition of Ethiotrail run in the Abijatta-Shalla

    National Park

    Regional P2 Africal Regional Preparatory Meeting for COP 17 /

    COP 13 in Addis Ababa.

    Third Drylands Week in Namibia

    Upcoming Events P9 CITES COP in Johannesburg, South Africa.

    SEED Africa Symposium in Nairobi, Kenya.

    International Off-Grid Renewable Energy Conference

    (IOREC) in Nairobi, Kenya

    Sixth Climate Change Conference in Addis Ababa

    Addis Ababa Highlights A Newsletter by UNEP Addis Ababa Liaison Office a Subsidiary of UNEP Africa

    UNEP Executive Secretary Mr Erik Solheim during his meeting with H.E. Heilemariam Desalegn, prime Minister of the Federal Democratic Republic of Ethiopia; Source: Office of the Prime Minister of EthiopiaITES Parties

  • ADDIS ABABA HIGHLIGHTS

    JUL-AUG 2016 Page I2

    Africa Regional Joint Preparatory Meeting of CITES COP 17, CBD COP13 and Proto-cols of the Conventions on Biological Di-

    versity COP MOP 8 & COP MOP 2. From August 8-12, the headquarters of the United Nations Eco-nomic Commission for Africa (UNECA) in Addis Ababa, hosted the Africa Joint Preparatory meeting for the seventeenth meeting of the Conference of the parties to the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES CoP 17) , the thirteenth meeting of the Conference of the Par-ties to the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD COP 13) and related meetings of parties to the Protocols of the Convention on Biological Diversity (COP MOP 8 and COP MOP2). The event brought in participants from 43 member states across the African continent alongside representatives from the African Ministerial Conference on the Environment, the African Union Commission, the Secretariat of the Convention on the Conservation of Migratory Species of Wild Animals and the United Nations Environment Pro-gramme. The purpose of the joint pre-CoP/COP meeting was to assist parties to prepare for the respective meetings of the CoP/COP and the COP MOPs as well as to create a unified vision when attending the CITES CoP17 in Johannesburg, South Africa, from 24 September to 5 October 2016 and the CBD COP13 in Cancun, Mexico, from 4 to 17 December 2016.

    The opening session commenced with welcoming statements by representatives of the Government of Ethiopia, the European Un-ion (the sponsors of the meeting) and the United Nations Environ-ment Programme Regional Office for Africa. To facilitate multiple discussion on both conventions, the meeting was divided into two working groups, one that addresses CITES CoP 17 and the other pertaining to CBD COP13, COP MOP 8 and COP MOP 2.

    Regional meeting for Africa in preparation for CITES CoP17 start-ed in Addis Ababa CITES CoP17 started in Addis Ababa

    In the CITES segment, parties began by adopting a

    cohesive agenda for the COP17 in a consultative pro-

    cess. Throughout the session meetings, various mem-

    ber parties demanded reduction strategies to combat

    illegal trade in CITES-listed species. Being given the

    opportunity to discuss agenda items, delegations were

    able to establish a common African understanding on

    multiple items, including the African lion, Pangolins,

    African Grey Parrot, and most issues regarding timber

    preservation, while further discussions are expected on

    the issue of the African Elephant. The CITES delega-

    tions also stressed the importance of capacity building

    and resource allocation for the implementation of the

    convention and the attendance of participants at the

    CoP17.

    The CBD session considered matters of the Convention

    on Biological Diversity and its Protocols. Participants in

    this sections considered and agreed on several agenda

    items that needed to be addressed in the regional pre-

    paratory meeting, the primary items being: (a) 11. re-

    source mobilization and financial mechanisms , (b) en-

    hancement of capacity building, technical and scientific

    cooperation to assist implementation, (c) synergies be-

    tween international organizations/initiatives and com-

    mon elements with CITES.

    Regional

    Members of the CITES Parties ; Source: UNEP AALO

    CBD Session discusses COP 13 Agenda; Source: UNEP AALO

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    Africa Regional Joint Preparatory Meeting of CITES COP 17, CBD COP13 and Protocols of the

    Conventions on Biological Diversity COP MOP 8 & COP MOP 2.

    Continued from P/3

    The third day of the meeting was convened in plenary session to consider synergies among the biodiversity-related con-

    ventions, with particular emphasis on CITES and CBD. During the introductory presentations, UNEP summarized the

    main finding of the report on State of Biodiversity in Africa Mid-Term Review of Progress Towards the Aichi Biodiversi-

    ty targets; and also encouraged parties to acknowledge the usefulness of case studies presented in the Source Book of

    Opportunities for Enhancing Synerggies among the Biodiversity-related Conventions as National and Regional Levels.

    Successively, representatives of Niger, South Africa and Uganda reported on their experience in advancing synergies

    among biodiversity-related convention at the national level as well as the challenges that arise in their respective coun-

    tries.

    The preparatory meeting concluded with the joint overview by CBD and CITES on the common themes of discussion for

    the forthcoming CoPs/COP. The issues of particular common interest included the following: (a) resource mobilization,

    (b) capacity building, (c) synergies among conventions to avoid duplication of materials, (d) sustainable use (for all spe-

    cies) and (e) financial mechanisms. Members of both parties referenced some new developments that were undertaken

    to tackle the issue of synergy. CITES introduced the database platform, InforMEA, aimed at gathering information about

    relevant biodiversity conventions and facilitating data distribution.

    See box 1 and 2 for more information on the conventions.

    Regional

    CITES (the Convention on International Trade in En-

    dangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora)

    CITES was drafted as a result of a resolution adopted in 1963 at the meeting of mem-bers of International Union for Conservation Nature (IUCN). Its primary aim is to ensure

    that international trade in specimens of wild animals and plants does not threaten their survival. Due to the trade in wild animals and plants across borders, the effort to regu-late it required extensive international cooperation to pro-tect certain species from over-exploitation and in turn, ex-tinction. CITES was conceived in the spirit of such coopera-tion. Since the adoption of the agreement, it accords for varying degrees of protection to more than 35,000 species of animals and plants. CITES has been among the conser-vation agreements with the largest memberships, including 183 voluntary parties.

    Convention On

    Biological Diversity (CBD)

    On June 5 1992, at the Earth

    Summit in Rio de Janeiro, 150

    states signed the Convention

    on Biological diversity which

    expressed the importance of

    sustainable management of the worlds living resources.

    The convention has three main goals : (i) the conservation

    of biological diversity (biodiversity) (ii) sustainable use of its

    components and (iii) fair and equitable sharing of benefits

    arising from genetic resources . Ultimately, the agreement

    sought to develop national strategies for the conservation

    and sustainable use of biodiversity. Since the convention

    was adopted, 180 countries have ratified the CBD and it

    has become one of the most significant international agree-

    ments, with major activity both at the national and interna-

    tional level.

    Box 1 Box 2

  • Participants at the Third Drylands Week in Windhoek, Namibia; Source: Sandrine Duatara

    Third African Drylands Week Windhoek, Namibia

    The Third African Drylands Week was held in Windhoek, Namibia from 8-12 August 2016. This years conference aimed to bring to-gether farmers, women, youth representatives, scientists, policy and decision makers, practitioners and development specialists across the continent to discuss the theme of building resilience to land deg-radation and managing impacts of drought. More over, it sought to examine the various opportunities to promote sustainable livelihoods in the drylands by aligning them with Sustainable Development Goals, Climate Change Agreements and the Land Degradation Neu-trality target of the UNCDD. An additional objective for the meeting was to strengthen synergies in the implementation of the Great Green Wall of the Sahara and the Sahel Initiative (GGWSSI).

    Mr. Samba Harouna Thiam, Head of UNEP AALO took part to the third dryland week celebrations. In his opening statement, Mr. Thiam began by highlighting UNEPs existing response to land degradation and countries efforts in fostering sustainable land management. Equally important, he outlined UNEPs activities, including Fouta Djallon Highlands Integrated Natural Resources Management (FDH-INRM) and the initiative on Closing the Gaps in Great Green Wall which aimed at linking multiple sectors and stakeholders in order to increased synergies, with the objective of ensuring greater imple-mentation of policies for sustainable land management in the Great Green Wall (GGW) countries through enhanced investment, inter sectoral coordination, and overall engagement of marginalized groups.

    Panelists at the Dryland Week Conference.

    In caption: Mr. Samba Harouna Thiam; Source: Sandrine Duatara

    Regional

    For the duration of the week, participants re-viewed the various opportunities, challenges and current successes of drylands restoration and further recommended strategic plans to national governments, partners and community-based leaders.

    While participants acknowledged that significant progress has been achieved (at the grassroots level and national), they agreed that addressing the challenges of land degradation in the dry-lands will require more effective political commit-ment, followed by adequate resource allocation and the inclusive involvement of local communi-ties. During the sessions, the discussions re-volved around the need to build strong synergies in order to enhance resilience and disaster risk reduction. For that reason, the participants em-phasized the need to integrate the environmental dimension in peace building and conflict resolu-tion as there is a clear link between peace and security and the development agenda.

    The participants concluded the meeting with sev-eral recommendations for African Governments and the private sector. Firstly, they called upon the African Union Commission to form a technical committee to guide the format for the next dryland weeks to develop consistency. Secondly, they requested the support of all stakeholders in providing incentives and promoting the expansion of small and medium enterprises to support dry-land restoration. In addition, the discussants en-couraged all African dryland countries to join re-gional programmes like the Great Green Wall, TerrAfrica and the AFR100 Initiative. Lastly, they requested the assistance of regional institutions in facilitating information sharing (through a com-mon platform), in order to avoid working in silos and to enhance synergies.

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    Executive Director Visits the Diplomatic Capital of Africa

    On August 22-23, 2016, the UNEP Liaison Office in Ethiopia

    welcomed the incoming UN Environment Programme Execu-

    tive Director Erik Solheim on his first mission in Africa since

    taking office. Mr.Solheims visit consisted of consultative meet-

    ings with Ethiopian High officials including H.E Heilemariam

    Desalegn, the Prime Minister of Ethiopia and H.E Dr. Shiferaw

    Teklemariam, the Minister of Environment, Forests and Climate

    Change, High UN Officials including Dr. Carlos Lopes, Execu-

    tive Secretary of UN ECA, H.E Haile Menkerios Head of UN

    Office to African Union, as well as H.E Dr. Nkhossana Dlamnini

    Zuma, Chairperson of African Union Commission. He also met

    with African Diplomatic Corps as well as representatives of the

    private sector. The discussions with partners aimed at identify-

    ing partnership opportunities in relation to the implementation

    of the Agenda 2030 and Paris Agreement on climate change.

    Mr Solheim had also an opportunity to brief the UNEP Liaison

    Team on his vision for UNEP for the coming years. At the

    same time, he shared his views on what could be UNEP entry

    points both in Africa and in Ethiopia. These include: (i) chemi-

    cals & waste management and its effects on air pollution, (ii)

    wildlife and biodiversity, (iii) the adequate management of natu-

    ral resources {forests}, (iv) safeguarding the blue economy

    (oceans & seas) and (v) maintaining peace in the region. For

    Mr. Solheim, Ethiopia and the AU will be key actors on these

    matters.

    The executive director also took time to visit the Adama II wind

    farm facility and to take a ride with Addis Ababa Light Rail sys-

    tem, which was made fully operational in November 2015.

    Erik Solheim meets Ethiopian Prime

    Minister

    Mr.Solheim was called upon by the Prime Minister of Ethi-

    opia, H.E Hailemariam Desalegn where he applauded the

    Government of Ethiopia on its continued investments in

    renewable energy and greening the countrys economy.

    The Prime Minister and the executive Director discussed

    Ethiopias national plan to diversity its portfolio of renewa-

    ble energy and to minimize dependency on non-renewable

    resources.

    During their discussion, Solheim also noted UNEPs sup-

    port on afforestation through the REDD+ programme and

    also encouraged Ethiopia to champion its successes by

    sharing its best practices and challenges in building a

    green economy in Africa.

    Executive Director Strengthening

    Cooperation with Ethiopian Airlines

    During his stay, Mr.Solheim also initiated discussions on

    advocacy partnerships with Chief Executive Officer, Tewol-

    de Gebremedhen and Chief Commercial Officer, Busera

    Awel of Africas leading Airline, Ethiopian Airlines. Mr Sol-

    heim iterated that he has always been impressed with the

    operation of the airline while stressing the need to work on

    reducing negative environmental impact amidst the pro-

    cess of ever expanding air travel.

    The Ethiopian Airlines team proceeded with a brief presen-

    tation with a focus on corporate social responsibility

    Greening Project that included the planting of trees for

    every passenger, reduction of carbon emissions via fuel

    efficiency mechanisms and a commitment to the fight

    against of illegal trade in wildlife. The conversation contin-

    ued with attention given to the growth of air travel and tour-

    ism in the country. Mr. Solheim concluded by expressing

    that joint strategic partnership between UN Environment

    and Ethiopian Airlines is needed to foster sustainable tour-

    ism in Ethiopia and the region at large.

    Ethiopia

    Mr. Solheim with EA Chief Commercial Officer Busera Awel ; Source: Mohamed Atani

    Mr. Solheim with Ethiopian PM Hailemariam Desalegn ; Source: PM Office.

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    African Ambassadors welcomed UNEP ED at

    Sheraton Add

    H.E Mrs. Marie-Edith Tassyla Ye Doum-beneny, Ambassa-dor of Gabon and H.E Mr. Naim Aki-bou, Ambassador of Benin welcomed Executive Director Solheim for a cock-tail reception at the Sheraton Hotel in Addis Ababa. Ms.

    Tassyla recalled Gabons commitment to environmental protec-tion and climate change, given Gabons strategic location in the Congo basin, which was well received by the Executive Director who reiterated the need for countries to act as champions on environmental affairs.

    Mr. Solheim addressed the guests by thanking them for their warm welcome to the diplomatic capital of Africa. He further commended Benins involvement in advancing millennium devel-opment goals and Gabons work in reforestation. Solheim reiter-ated UN Environments commitment to Africa by highlighting that UNEP is the first UN agency headquartered on the continent, and promised that throughout its work, UN Environment will con-tinue to be biased towards Africa and African problems in order to ensure the full integration of environment and development and to help address the continents many challenges.

    Ethiopia

    Field Visit to Adama II Wind Farm

    As part of the Executive Directors visit, Mr. Solheim, as well as

    representatives from the ROA and the UNEP Liaison office

    were invited to visit the Adama II Wind Farm, located 95km out-

    side of Addis Ababa. The purpose of the visit was to take a clos-

    er look at one of Ethiopias success stories in the implementa-

    tion of the Climate Resilient Green Economy (CRGE).

    During the tour, the management gave an overview of The Ada-

    ma II wind farm facility and its operation, followed by a tour of

    some of the wind turbines currently in operation. Adama II Wind

    Farm was built by Hydrochina Corporation and operated by

    Ethiopian engineers according to international standards. Cur-

    rently the facility hosts 102 Wind Turbine generators, each hav-

    ing a capacity of 1500KW. Mr. Solheim commended the out-

    standing work and encouraged the diversification and scaling up

    of renewable energy in the country, including wind, solar, and

    geothermal power, as well as greater participation of the private

    sector in the process.

    African Union Chaiperson and UNEP ED

    agreed to strengthen UNEP-AUC partnership

    The Executive Directors first day concluded with a courtesy call

    to the Chairperson of the African Union, Mme Dlamini Zuma. The

    representatives of both organizations discussed ways to

    strengthen collaboration between UN Environment and the AU in

    advancing the many overlapping areas between the SDGs and

    the AUs Agenda 2063:The Africa We Want, potentially through

    common programming and follow-up framework.

    In regards to environmental dimensions of both agendas, both

    leaders places emphasis on pollution, protection of biodiversity &

    wildlife as well as peace and conflict prevention in the face of

    rapid industrialization. They also agreed that partnership with the

    private sector must be enhanced in order to boost efforts to-

    wards sustainable progress. Mme Zumas final comments ad-

    dressed the preservation of the blue economy, proposing that

    African nations must ensure consumers are aware of illegal fish-

    eries and the plundering of fishing resources.

    Left to Right: H.E Dr. Shiferaw Teklemariam, Minister of Environment, Forests and Climate change, Mr. Solheim, UNEP ED,

    Ms. Juliette Biao, Director of UNEP Regional Office for Africa ; Source: Mohamed Atani

    Ms. Juliette Biao giving address at Sheraton hotel.; Source: UNEP AALO

    Mr. Solheim meets with Mme Zuma at the AU; Source: AU Comission

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    Panel Discussions at Gulele Botanical Gardens (IYD2016)

    Following the planting session, the participants convened at Gulele Botanical Gardens for a panel discussion. On the panel, UNEP UNV Petr Winkler and COYDOE Executive Director Yebsira Bogale discussed the role of Youth in ad-vancing SDG goals and this years thematic. Mr. Petr Win-kler began by outlining the joint framework initiative on Chil-dren, Youth and Climate change of which UNEP is an active participant. His following remarks expanded on the role of the youth in Climate Change activities, further asserting that while youth may feel neglected in large scale negotiations, they are the gateway to implementing national agenda. The youth being the largest sector of the population in Ethiopia can set the example of living in a sustainable and healthy way as Ethiopia progresses towards large-scale economic development.

    In her remarks, Yeabsira Bogale emphasized on COYDOEs role in strengthening the capacity of their members, representing the voice of youth, while at the same time enhancing the proactive participation of young people in the development, implementation and monitoring of policies of the national agenda. Ms. Bogale stated that the active participation of youth must be met with a fair access to knowledge and resources in order to successfully overcome systemic barriers to meaningful engagement. Drawing upon Petrs address, Ms. Bogale concluded by conveying the importance of an integrated approach that is context-appropriate in order to best achieve the Sustainable De-velopment Goals.

    The addresses were followed by a lively discussion by participants as well as the presenters on specific challenges involved in youth empowerment across various sectors and best ways of organizing information sharing and coordi-nating efforts in order to maximize the impact of youth voices an activities in Ethiopias public life.

    Ethiopia

    International Youth Day

    Left to Right: Mr. Petr Winkler (UNEP), Ms. Yeabsira Bogale (COYDOE) during panel discussion; Source: UNEP AALO

    UNEP AALO was invited to celebrate International

    Youth Day on August 12th, 2016 in Addis Ababa with the

    Consortium of Youth Development Organizations in Ethi-

    opia (COYDOE) and the Horn of Africa Regional Environ-

    ment Center & Network ( HoAREC/N). This years theme

    The Road to 2030: Eradicating Poverty and Achieving

    Sustainable Production and Consumption. In line with

    the theme and sustainable development goal 12, the

    event started off with a visit to the outskirts of Addis Aba-

    ba for a tree planting session for participants lead by Di-

    rector of Tena Kebena Ginfle Enatsda Mahiber

    (TKGEM) , Desalegn Firew. The planting site was select-

    ed in accordance with the planting of the eucalyptus trees

    as they are known to offset negative effects of water ab-

    sorption in the area.

    The purpose of the session was to allow youth groups

    and stakeholders to work together and learn about differ-

    ent plant seedlings, the effects on the environment and

    their respective benefits in aiding soil regeneration.

    Director of TKGEM Desalegn Firew and youth groups tree planting; Source:UNEP AALO

  • ]

    Third edition of Ethiotrail run

    takes place in the Abijatta-

    Shalla National Park

    On August 7, 2016, Run in Africa Ethiopia/ Great

    Ethiopian Run organized a third addition of the Ethio-

    trail race in the Abijatta Shalla National Park in South-

    ern Oromia. The purpose of the race (alongside en-

    couraging an active lifestyle and outdoor sports) is to

    promote sustainable tourism and increase awareness

    of the environmental challenges affecting the area of

    the Rift Valley lakes. Although this years editions at-

    tendance was affected by security concerns and the

    trail also suffered from rainy weather, a large number of

    participants still got to enjoy one of the available races -

    either 21km or 12km. As was the case with previous

    editions, 20 percent of the races profits are meant to

    go towards conservation and livelihood activities in the

    national park.

    The Abijatta-Shalla national park spans 887 km2 and

    hosts a semi-arid landscape covered by Acacia-

    Euphorbia woodland and grassland, as well as a num-

    ber of lakes, including lake Abijatta and lake Shalla

    which give the national park its name. Even though the

    parks primary purpose has been to protect local biodi-

    versity, intensive human activities had caused signifi-

    cant damage to ecosystem which has only recently

    started to recover. At the same time, the lakes are fac-

    ing increased human-induced threats. Lake Abijatta

    continues to shrink at an alarming rate and could com-

    pletely disappear within the scope of less than 10

    years. This loss of water mostly comes down to agricul-

    tural irrigation, while further impacts of climate change

    and local soda-ash extraction facilities are yet to take

    full effect, presenting further challenges to the national

    park. For an analysis of environmental challenges

    faced by the Abijatta-Shalla National Park, follow this

    link.

    Ethiopia set to establish a new National

    Forest Sector Development Plan

    On August 5-6, the Ministry of Environment, Forestry, and Climate Change and

    UNDP country office organized a workshop on National Forest Sector

    Development Plan. UNEP was convened to the workshop given its expertise

    and experience on the forest management. This national forest development

    plan is aimed to inform the countrys efforts for the upcoming 10 years. The

    workshop took place at the Adulala Resort in Bishoftu and draw large number of

    interested parties from the government institutions, UN agencies, research

    organizations, donor agencies, and civil society representatives.The purpose of

    the workshop was to introduce the first draft of the strategy prepared by

    UNIQUE Forestry and Land Use at the ministrys request to various

    stakeholders who will get a chance to discuss its elements and to start gathering

    inputs from them in order to strengthen the deliberative process.

    The session was opened by H.E Dr Shiferaw Teklemariam followed by a

    presentation by UNIQUE Forestry and Land Use research institute who

    introduced the proposed draft plan and its individual chapters. The introduced

    development plan includes five principal pillars I: Enabling environment

    (establishing a suitable political and organisational setup), II: Sustainable

    Production and value chains (increasing the economic rentability of forests in a

    sustainable manner), III: Forest environmental functions (Maximizing the forests

    climate change mitigation and adaptation potential as well as its ability to

    preserve biodiversity), IV: Forest and rural livelihoods (ensuring sustainable

    economic opportunities and human welfare), V: Urban greening and ecosystem

    services (expanding the beneficial impact of forest areas on human life,

    especially in urban areas). UNEP was represented to the workshop by Mr Petr

    Winkler programme officer in charge of partnerships. The workshop participants

    lauded the initiative as well the achievements made so far. They also made

    recommendations pertaining to highlighting the role of local communities and

    local environmental knowledge, expansion of educational and training services,

    gender-related concerns, land use and ownership clarification, or the importance

    of landscape types in determining quantitative targets. The update version of the

    NFSDP being launched later in 2016 .

    Ethiopia

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    Runners following the trail around the Abijatta Lake; Source:RIA

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    Development Conference

    Addis Ababa, Ethiopia

    The main theme of the sixth annual Climate Change and Development in Africa (CCDAVI) will be: The Paris Agreement on Climate Change: What Next for Africa? .The overall objective of CCDA-VI is to understand the implementation implications, nuances, challenges and opportunities of the Paris

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    The SEED Africa Symposium is an annual international forum for sharing knowledge and experience, establishing partnerships, and developing solutions to stimulate the growth of social and eco-entrepreneurship across the African continent.With this years topic From Innovation to Imitation we will bring together around 500 enterprises, researchers, practitioners, investors, policy makers and representatives of the civil society to discuss how we could collaboratively utilize the replication of business models for successfully contributing to green growth and sustainable development in Africa.

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