Africa Regional Mountains Forum 2018

Kigali, Rwanda
From: 12.09.2018 to: 14.09.2018

The Albertine Rift Conservation Society (ARCOS) with Rwanda’s Ministry of Environment and partners including the Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation (SDC), are organizing the second African Mountains Regional Forum (AMRF), from 12-14 September 2018, in Kigali, Rwanda.

The three-day forum aims at enhancing collaboration and framing a regional agenda for sustainable mountain development in African mountains. It will bring together senior officials from African government institutions, as well as researchers, civil society actors and private sector members from both the continent and beyond.

The specific objectives of this forum is to provide an opportunity for different sustainable mountain development stakeholders to enhance understanding of common conservation and development issues in the region; identify strategic actions to address major emerging issues such as climate change in the region as well as promote linkages and collaboration between different stakeholders for a regional framework on sustainable mountain development in Africa. 

In addition, the forum will share lessons and experiences in meeting the conservation and development challenges including water, energy, food security and climate change in Africa Mountain regions.

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