COP 26 - COMIFAC Congo Basin Initiatives Pavilion: AWF Side Event : To introduce the Africa Protected Area Congress (APAC)
Kirstin Johnson DG REMA F Munyazikwiye and DG ICCN Olivier Mushiete APAC event COP26 6 Nov 2021
AWF hosted a well-received and vibrant side event in the COMIFAC pavilion in partnership with CBFP. The event sought to bring visibility for the upcoming Africa’s Inaugural pan African Congress aiming to develop an African Vision for the Management of Africa’s Protected Area Estate, to position P&CAs within the broader goals of economic development and well-being, and to establish the vital role they play in the conservation of biodiversity and in providing vital life sustaining ecosystem services.
AWF was invited by IUCN to co-chair this inaugural Africa Protected Areas Congress which will be hosted by the Government of Rwanda in Kigali in March 2022. The congress will bring together African leaders, citizens and a wide range of African and international interest groups. Central to its success will be a Kigali Call to Action, led by African values and Voice, including those of youth, indigenous peoples and communities.
Speaker line up:
Kirstin Johnson – AWF UK Director – who introduced AWF, APAC and invited the following speakers to share their perspectives on the value of APAC for the conservation of biodiversity in Africa and in their countries
Charles Karangwa – IUCN – as the main APAC host and co-convener
Thierry Watrin – Rwanda Government
Directeur General Adjoint Munyazikwiye Faustin – Rwanda Office for the Protection of the Environment
Olivier Mushiete – Director General of ICCN
Tom Okello – Director of Uganda Forests Authority
Please find here below some pictures of the meeting:
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