Africa

UNEP Joins Global Alliance for Clean Cook Stoves [viewed]

21 September 2010: The UN Environment Programme (UNEP) has joined the Global Alliance for Clean Cook Stoves. The Alliance was launched on the sidelines of the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) Summit, which is taking place in New York, US, from 20-22 September 2010.

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Adaptation Fund Board Approves Financing for Two Projects [viewed]

20 September 2010: The Adaptation Fund Board has approved projects in Senegal and Honduras for funding worth US$14 million. These and other decisions were taken at the 11th Adaptation Fund Board meeting held in Bonn, Germany, from 15-17 September 2010.

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UNEP and UNDP Implement Climate Adaptation Project in Rwanda [viewed]

17 September 2010: The UN Environment Programme (UNEP) and the UN Development Programme (UNDP) have announced the implementation of the Rwandan Climate Change and Development Project - Adapting by Reducing Vulnerability (CC DARE).

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ISDR, UNDP and UNEP Co-organize African Workshop on Disaster Risk Reduction and Development [viewed]

16 September 2010: The Secretariat of the UN International Strategy for Disaster Reduction (UN/ISDR), the UN Development Programme (UNDP), the UN Environment Programme (UNEP), and the UN System Staff College (UNSSC) convened a joint workshop from 17-20 August 2010, in Dakar, Senegal, to discuss the integration of disaster risk reduction (DRR) into the joint UN development programming framework.

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First High-Level Meeting of the Africa-EU Energy Partnership Endorses Ministerial Declaration and AEEP Road Map [viewed]

17 September 2010: The first High-Level Meeting (HLM) of the Africa-EU Energy Partnership (AEEP) took place on 14-15 September 2010, in Vienna, Austria, to discuss energy access, energy security and renewable energy.

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Event: First All-Africa Energy Week [viewed]

The First All Africa Energy Week (AAEW) is organized by the African Development Bank (AfDB), in cooperation with the African Union Commission (AUC) and the Economic Commission for Africa (ECA), under the theme: “Energy Infrastructure and Services in the Context of Climate Challenges.” The overall objectives of the AAEW are to achieve more efficient, coherent and coordinated actions towards increasing energy access and developing the energy sector in Africa; and to accelerate progress through dialogue and partnerships in scaling up investments in the African energy sector. The All-Africa Energy Week will be organised jointly with the Pan African Investment Forum and the AU Conference of African Energy Ministers.  

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UNDP Supports Solar-Powered Irrigation in Mozambique [viewed]

14 September 2010: The UN Development Programme (UNDP) and Mitsui and Co. Ltda, a Japanese trading company, have established a partnership to build a solar-powered irrigation system that will benefit the Millennium Village of Chibuto, in Southern Mozambique.

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Event: UNEP GEO-5 Regional Consultation: Nairobi [viewed]

The aim of the consultations is to agree on priority environmental issues/challenges and their related internationally agreed goals. Discussions will also be held on the development of the regional chapters and on the GEO-5 process.  

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Event: Regional Workshop for Africa on Article 6 of the Convention [viewed]

This Regional Workshop for Africa on Article 6 of the UNFCCC (Education, Training and Public Awareness) is organized in response to a request by the Conference of Parties (COP) at its 13th session (Bali, December 2007) (decision 9/CP.13). It aims to: contribute to the intermediate review of progress in 2010; evaluate its effectiveness; and identify emerging gaps and opportunities. The discussions at the workshop are expected to contribute to assessing the level of implementation of the New Delhi work programme in the region, identifying needs and persistent gaps, with a view to making recommendations on how to enhance the level of implementation of Article 6 activities and to contribute to the interim review process.  

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Global Mechanism Developing South-South Cooperation Web Portal [viewed]

September 2010: The Global Mechanism of the UN Convention to Combat Desertification (UNCCD) is developing a web-based, knowledge exchange tool to strengthen the role of local stakeholders in decision-making processes related to Sustainable Land Management (SLM).

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