The First African Mountains Regional Forum: Towards a Shared Mountain Agenda for Africa

Arusha, Tanzania
From: 22.10.2014 to: 24.10.2014

The Albertine Rift Conservation Society (ARCOS) and the Africa Mountain Partnership Champions Committee, in partnership with the East African Community (EAC), the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP), the Austrian Development Cooperation (ADC) and the Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation (SDC), are organizing the First African Mountains Regional Forum (AMRF), an event that will take place on 22-24 October 2014, in Arusha, Tanzania.

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 are 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.

The deadline to register and submit papers for the event is 15 August 2014. Read more

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