AU

African Union

Event: 4th AfricaSan Conference [viewed]

The 4th AfricaSan Conference, hosted by the African Ministers' Council on Water (AMCOW) and the Government of Senegal, will address water supply and sanitation issues in Africa.  

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Event: Fourth Climate Change and Development Conference (CCDA-IV) [viewed]

In recognition of 2014 as the year of agriculture, the fourth Climate Change and Development Conference (CCDA-IV) will take place under the theme 'Africa Can Feed Africa Now: Translating Climate Knowledge into Action'. This iteration of the conference is exploring how evolving knowledge of climate can create sustainable agricultural production systems in Africa, so that it can feed itself and support the socio-economic development of its people. The impact of climate change on vulnerable groups, such as farmers, women, youth and pastoralists, will be at the center of the discussions. Each year, CCDA brings together stakeholders from civil society, academia, the policy arena and intergovernmental organizations to discuss the interrelationships between climate change and development, with a focus on opportunities, best practices, different approaches, strategies and planning. The event is organized under the auspices of the Climate for Development in Africa (ClimDev-Africa) Programme, which is a consortium of the African Union Commission (AUC), the UN Economic Commission for Africa (UNECA) and the African Development Bank (AfDB).  

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LPI EGM Discusses Monitoring and Evaluation Framework, and Post-2015 Agenda [viewed]

UNECA7 July 2014: The Land Policy Initiative (LPI) organized an Expert Group Meeting (EGM) on the Monitoring and Evaluation (M&E) Framework and the implementation plan for piloting the Framework, an area that is highlighted in the African Union (AU) Declaration on Land Issues and Challenges.

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FAO, UNECA Sign MoU on Land Governance in Africa [viewed]

fao-uneca27 June 2014: The UN Economic Commission for Africa (UNECA) and the Food and Agriculture Organization of the UN (FAO) have signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) on collaboration in land policies and governance of tenure. The MoU aims to enhance equitable access to and security of tenure of land, fisheries and forests in African countries.

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Kigali Action Plan to Improve WASH in 10 African Countries [viewed]

rwanda2 July 2014: The African Development Bank (AfDB) and Rwanda signed the ‘Kigali Action Plan' to improve access to drinking water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH) on the sidelines of the 23rd African Union (AU) Summit. The Plan will focus on community-level action to ensure rural household access to water supply and sanitation in ten African countries.

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AMCOMET to Link WMO, African Space Programmes [viewed]

amcomet30 May 2014: At its Second Bureau Meeting, the African Ministerial Conference on Meteorology (AMCOMET) decided to link the African Space Programme with the World Meteorological Organization (WMO) Space Programme. AMCOMET also agreed on an updated Implementation and Resource Mobilization Plan and initiated the establishment of a Regional Climate Center in Central Africa.

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AUC Chair Launches Common African Position on the Post-2015 Agenda [viewed]

UNECA AU4 June 2014: The African Union Commission (AUC) Chair Nkosazana Dlamini Zuma officially launched the Common African Position (CAP) on the Post-2015 Development Agenda. The launch took place on 3 June, at AU headquarters in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, and sought to engage African stakeholders, enhance ownership of the CAP and strengthen partnerships with non-African stakeholders.

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African Ministers Call for a Water Security and Sanitation Goal in Post-2015 Agenda [viewed]

africawaterweek31 May 2014: The General Assembly of the African Ministers Council on Water (AMCOW) agreed on a Dakar Declaration at the fifth African Water Week (AWW). The Declaration recommends a goal on “Water Security and Sanitation” in the post-2015 development agenda, underscoring that the “integrated delivery of the two are a prerequisite for sustainable socio-economic development and the achievement of total health outcomes.”

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Event: Second Task Force Meeting and Bureau Meeting of AMCOMET [viewed]

The African Ministerial Conference on Meteorology (AMCOMET) will hold its Second Task Force Meeting on 26-28 May 2014, back to back with its Second Bureau Meeting on 29-30 May 2014, both in Harare, Zimbabwe. The Task Force and Bureau will discuss: the constitution and rules of procedures; the African Regional Space Programme; the draft Implementation Plan for the Integrated African Strategy on Meteorology; and the feasibility of establishing a regional climate centre in Central Africa. The World Meteorological Organization (WMO), with the support of the African Union (AU), hosts the AMCOMET Secretariat, which is helping facilitate the meetings.  

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Africa's Decade of SE4ALL Focuses on Maternal and Child Health [viewed]

SE4ALL20 May 2014: The African Development Bank (AfDB) and the Sustainable Energy for All (SE4ALL) initiative have launched Africa's Decade of Sustainable Energy for All (SE4ALL), which will focus on the theme of energy and maternal and child health for its first two years. The launch took place at the AfDB Annual Meeting, which convened in Kigali, Rwanda, from 19-21 May 2014.

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