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Africa Climate Week 2021

Africa Climate Week 2021

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September 26, 2021 to September 29, 2021

Media Advisory

What:     Africa Climate Week 2021

When:    26-29 September 2021

Who:      Hosted by the Government of Uganda, in partnership with the African Union Commission and other partners

Where:   Virtual, Platform/Link: Social 27 (zoom) Click HERE to register

Objectives

The African Union Commission (AUC) and the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization (UN-FAO) are jointly implementing a Technical Cooperation Programme (TCP) to support AUC and member counties in the planning, implementation and tracking progress of NDC implementation in Africa. Both organizations are collaborating with Regional Economic Communities (RECs) such as ECOWAS and SADC, UNECA, Pan-African Agency of the Great Green Wall, AUDA-NEPAD, IFRC, European Union, SIDA, GEF and the GCF to support resilience building and implementation of Nature Based Solutions in AFOLU Sectors in Africa. The proposed event will be an opportunity for National, Regional and International Communities to showcase the value of partnerships and its impacts in enhancing resilience of livelihoods and landscapes in fragile ecosystems and in Africa. The event will in particularly focus on the following topics:

  1. Strategic partnerships for the development and implementation of the AU climate change strategy and NDC implementation
  2. Building resilience of Africa’s Great Green Wall communities across AFOLU Sectors: impacts and lessons from a  large scale restoration partnership programme in the Sahel

3.      Building Resilience through enhancing gender and women empowerment in Climate action in Agriculture sector, especially focusing on small holder farmers.

 

Background

Climate change, biodiversity loss, environmental degradation, disaster risks, ocean and related maritime challenges, inter alia, are some of the major challenges affecting sustainable development on the African Continent. As COVID 19 strikes the World, resources required to combat the negative effects of climate change are even more compromised, making it challenging to transform our natural resources, climate strategies and policies into meaningful climate actions.

The African Union in collaboration with its partners and member states is working tireless to bridge resources gap through collaborations with its stakeholders to effectively implement climate change commitments as stipulated in the Agenda 2063, the Africa we want. The commission is also working with its member states to realize the mission and vision of the Paris Agreement through supporting them to develop and implement climate resilient development plans and policies.

In Enhancing Climate Actions in Africa, the Africa Climate Week 2021 will make available a platform for representatives of African national and subnational governments, cities, the private sector, financial institutions and civil society to jointly share experiences on National actions and economy-wide approaches, integrated approaches for climate-resilient development, and Seizing transformation opportunities. The ACW 2021 Virtual Thematic Sessions take the rhythm of climate action in the region, explore climate challenges and opportunities, and showcase ambitious solutions. This is an important opportunity for African stakeholders to build momentum towards success at COP26.

The African Union Commission will participate at the high-level opening of the ACW, host a thematic session and showcase its climate actions through a video at Action Hub alongside partner organizations of ACW2021.                                                                                                                                         

African Union Commission sessions

  1. Opening Ceremony of the Africa Climate Week Thematic Sessions

Date: 27 September 2021

Time: 09:00-10:00 (GMT+3)

 

  1. Session Title: "Partnerships in adaptation and resilience in the agriculture, forestry and other land use (AFOLU) sector

Date: Wednesday 29th September 2021

Time:  11:20-12:40 EAT (local time),

Format: Track 2 - Day 3 Session 2

  1. Session Title: Action Hub 16.

Title of the Video: Climate Actions by the African Union Commission, Department of Agriculture, Rural Development, Blue Economy and Sustainable Environment

Video link: https://au.int/en/videos/20210914/africa-climate-week-video-message-commissioner-agriculture-rural-development-blue

https://unfccc.int/climate-action/regional-climate-weeks/africa-climate-week-2021-virtual-thematic-sessions/acw-2021-action-hub

            The programme of event is attached.

Media representatives are invited to cover the sessions: Register in advance to the link provided above

 

Media contact:

Molalet Tsedeke, Directorate of Information and Communication, African Union Commission; WhatsApp +251-911630631; email:  Molalett@Africa-union.org

 

 

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