PRE-AMCEN ROAD TO PARIS MAJOR GROUPs, CIVIL SOCIETY CONSULTATIVE WORKSHOP
PACJA in collaboration with UNEP Regional Office for Africa organized a ‘Pre-AMCEN Major Groups and Stakeholders Forum’ and ‘Road to Paris Civil Society Consultative’ workshop held at DusitDhani Lakeview Hotel, Cairo, Egypt on 1st March 2015.The workshop brought 65 CSOs representative from 23 African countries. The workshop was graced by Hon. Dr. Khaled Mohamed Fahmy Abdel Aal, Minister for Environment, Republic of Egypt and Hon. Dr. LailaIskandar, Minister of State for Urban Renewal and Informal Settlements, Republic of Egypt.
Civil Society Statement to 15th Session Of AMCEN
Inspired by the consultative spirit of AMCEN, the African Civil Society under the auspices of Pan African Climate Justice Alliance, bringing together diverse groups from the youth, Indigenous Peoples, farmers, faiths, NGOs and networks, met and came up with a collective key message which we are already sharing with delegates. We hope that our views will be considered when making final decisions for this session.
Pre-AMCEN CSO Consultative Workshop 2013, Botswana
Since 2004, the Global Major Groups and Stakeholder Forum (GMGSF) has been preceding the annual UNEP Governing Council/Global Ministerial Environment Forum (GC/GMEF), which will now be called the United Nations Environment Assembly of the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEA) from February 2013 and has become the core of UNEP’s engagement with civil society.
Arusha Pre AMCEN Civil Society Consultative Workshop 7th-9th Sept 2012
The Pre-AMCEN African Civil Society Consultative workshop was held on 7th – 9th September 2012 immediately before the 14th Session of the African Ministerial Conference on the Environment was hosted jointly with UNEP-Regional Office for Africa and United Nations Millennium Campaign for Africa. The main aim of the Consultative workshop was to foster unities and collective campaigning efforts among African Civil Society Organization (both at national and at sectoral/continental level) so as to contribute decisively to the development of new discourse, parameters, advocacy, and movement building that will impact the struggle for effective, equitable, and participatory solutions that address the causes and impacts of climate change and sustainable development, both in the lead up to the UNFCCC COP 18, MDGs Review Summit, Post 2015 consultations and beyond.
Africa civil society demands to AMCEN
We, the People from the African Continent, representing a diversity and spectrum of people of Africa, convened in Bamako, as part of pre AMCEN continental consultation in support of shared global actions towards the attainment of climate justice. This space provided an opportunity to consolidate issues for the consideration by the AMCEN meeting which has been mandated to enhance the African position in support of One Africa, One Position, One Voice