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Africa Day at COP22

November 16, 2016

Africa Day at COP22

Media Advisory

Africa Day: Moving from Commitment to Action with NDCs in Africa

What:  The Africa Day at COP22 will be commemorated on Wednesday, 16 November, 2016 at the Africa Pavillion and UNFCCC side event. The day provides a platform that brings together African leaders and policymakers into a dialogue to chart a course regarding the implementation of the Paris Agreement. Africa Day will therefore serve as an opportunity for the continent to discuss and showcase how it plans to sensitize, advocate for the ratification and roll out the implementation of the Paris Agreement. In addition, it will present a platform for supporting and coordinating the African initiatives for the implementation of the Nationally Determined Contributions (NDCs).

Where: Africa Pavilion (Area D) and UNFCCC Area E, Blue Zone, COP22 village, Bab  Ighli, Marrakesh

 

WhenWednesday, 16 November 2016, 09:30 – 16:00

Who:

¨      H.E. Idriss Deby Itno, President of Chad and Chair of the African Union

¨      H.E. Abdel Fatah al-Sissi, President of the Arab Republic of Egypt and Coordinator, Committee of African Heads of State and Government on Climate Change (CAHOSCC)

¨      H.E. Muhammadu Buhari, President of the Federal Republic of Nigeria

¨      H.E. Professor Alpha Conde, President of the Republic of Guinea and Africa Union Coordinator on Renewable Energy for the African continent

Moderator

Mrs. Tumusiime Rhoda Peace, AU Commissioner for Rural Economy and Agriculture (Moderator)

 

Why: The main objective of the Africa Day is to provide opportunity to critically examine the implementation implications of the Nationally Determined Contributions (INDCs) submitted by African countries as part of the Paris Agreement, as well as the African Renewable Energy Initiative (AREI), and their implications for Africa’s development. More specifically, the Africa Day seeks to achieve the following objectives:

  • Emphasize Africa’s priorities for the means of implementation of the INDCs in the context of the Paris Agreement;
  • Review the implications and prospects for the implementation of the INDCs for Africa, including associated challenges and opportunities;
  • Discuss the alignment of the INDCs with national development strategies that are inclusive and aligned to climate-resilient and low carbon transition;
  • Have an open conversation
  • Discuss the rollout of the African Renewable Energy Initiative

 

The media is invited to cover the Africa Day on Wednesday, 16 November 2016, 09:30 – 16:00 at the Africa Pavilion (Area D) and UNFCCC Area E, Blue Zone, COP22 village, Bab Ighli, Marrakesh.

For more information

 

African Development Bank (AfDB)

Faïza Ghozali, Senior Communication Officer - T.: + 225 20 26 19 34 / M.: +212 (0) 653 612 685 / f.ghozali@afdb.org

Sonia Borrini, Communication Officer - T.: +225 20 26 55 62 / M.: +212 (0) 653 710 103 / s.borrini@afdb.org

Websites: www.afdb.org/fr/cop22 or www.afdb.org

African Union Commission (AUC)

Molalet Tsedeke, Communication Officer - M.: +212-633375210 /molalett@africa-union.org

Hailu Wudineh, AU-MESA Communication Officer – M +251911671683/  hailu.wudineh@hd-mesa.org

Ntsiuoa Sekete, PAP Senior Media and Communications Officer – M +27726589295/ ntsiuoa.sekete@panafricanparliament.org

Websites: www.au.int or www.au.int/cop22

Economic Commission for Africa (ECA)

Jacqueline Chenje, Communication Officer, African Climate Policy Center - M.: +212 653 727 038 / jchenje@uneca.org

Houda Filali-Ansary, Communication Officer, Office for North Africa - M.: +212 673 734 462 / hfilali-ansary@uneca.org

Websites: www.uneca.org or www.climdev-africa.org  

NEPAD

Teko Nhlapo, Communication & Advocacy Officer - M.: +27 83 596 8752 / Tekoh@nepad.org

Website: www.nepad.org