Contribution to the African Regional Mountain Forum 2014

Contract partner: UNEP - United Nations Environment Programme - ViennaCountry: Afrika, regional/länderübergreifend Funding amount: € 55.000,00Project start: 01.10.2014End: 31.12.2014

Short Description:

Overall goal

Ziel: Enhancing collaboration and framing a regional agenda for sustainable mountain development challenges in African mountains.

Erwartete Ergebnisse:

1. To provide an opportunity for different sustainable mountain development stakeholders to enhance understanding of common conservation and development issues in the region;

2. To share lessons and experiences in meeting the conservation and development challenges including water, energy, food security and climate change in African Mountain regions;

3. To identify strategic actions to address major emerging issues such as climate change in the region.

4. To promote linkages and collaboration between different stakeholders (governments, civil society and private sector) for a regional framework on sustainable mountain development in Africa

Zielgruppe: About 90 participants from African government institutions, academia, civil society and private sector are expected to attend the forum.

Maßnahme: Organization of the Forum

Hintergrund: African mountains provide indispensable goods and services for communities living in and around them, and for various downstream users. They harbour unique biodiversity, provide water, food, and energy security at local, national, and regional levels. However, pressure from increasing human activities and climate change are leading to rapid montane biodiversity loss, land degradation and natural disasters, jeopardizing their ability to balance people’s needs. In response to these needs and in the framework of the Post-2015 Development Agenda/current discussions towards the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), ARCOS and the Africa Mountain Partnership Champions Committee in partnership with the East African Community (EAC), United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP), the Austrian Development Cooperation (ADC), and the Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation (SDC) are organising the African Mountains Regional Forum 2014.

project number2765-00/2014
source of fundingOEZA
sector Umweltschutz allgemein
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