FAO Regional Office for Africa

CSO Consultation for 31st session of the Regional Conference for Africa of FAO

Harare, Zimbabwe

The next African Civil Society Consultation for the 31st FAO Regional Conference will be held from 25 to 27 February 2020 in Harare, Zimbabwe. This important meeting will be organized by the Zimbabwe Small Holder Organic Farmers Forum (ZIMSOFF) in collaboration with the National Association of Non-Governmental Organisations (NANGO), Zimbabwe, under the direction of the steering committee of the global network of civil society organizations (CSOs) of the Africa region, entrusted by FAO in accordance with the principles of autonomy and self-organization.

The Steering Committee of Civil Society in the Africa region launched a call for expression of the interest (EOI) for the participation of CSO Consultation for the 31st session of the Regional Conference for Africa (ARC) of FAO.

The FAO Regional Conferences are the highest forums and governing bodies of the Organization at this level and usually take place once every biennium. The CSOs consultation meetings are organized autonomously by and for civil society actors in the region, prior to the FAO Regional Conferences. The objective is to bring together civil society organizations representing different constituencies to discuss specific items on the Conference agenda and key issues of relevance to the region. In recent years, CSOs have been able to participate, through spokespersons, in FAO Regional Conferences during technical and ministerial sessions.

This consultation will involve representatives of civil society with a balanced representation of different constituencies, in addition to geography, gender and groups, identified according to the main groups of beneficiaries of FAO, ensuring that competing interests, voices, and Societal concerns are included (farmers, artisanal fishermen, and fish farmers, pastoralists and pastoralists, forest dwellers, ethnic minorities and indigenous peoples, landless, agricultural/rural workers, especially women and youth, consumers, NGOs, etc. – please see FAO Guidelines for ensuring balanced representation of Civil Society in FAO meetings and processes, for more information).

 

For more information, to participate/ register, please visit ROPPA website:

EN: http://roppa-afrique.org/spip.php?article572

 

FR: http://roppa-afrique.org/spip.php?article571

EN: http://roppa-afrique.org/spip.php?article572

FR: http://roppa-afrique.org/spip.php?article571