Events - Thursday, 1 November 2012

Conference of African Ministers of Agriculture and Trade 2012

Convened under the theme “Boosting Intra-African Trade for Ensuring Food and Nutrition Security," the Conference of African Ministers of Agriculture and Trade (CAMAT) 2012 provides a platform for African Ministers of Agriculture and Trade to renew commitments towards, and discuss strategies for, boosting intra-African trade to allow greater food and nutrition security on the continent. CAMAT 2012 will also see the rollout of the ccelerated Agribusiness and Agro-Industries Development Initiative (3ADI) programme, to assist smallholder farmers to attain greater market access.  

dates: 29 October - 2 November 2012   location: Addis Ababa, Ethiopia  

GEF Expanded Constituency Workshop for East Africa

The Global Environment Facility (GEF) Expanded Constituency Workshop (ECW) for East Africa will bring together GEF focal points, focal points from the main Conventions (Biodiversity, Desertification, Climate Change and persistent organic pollutants), representatives from civil society and representatives from the GEF Secretariat and the GEF Agencies to discuss priority issues and share lessons and experiences from the development and implementation of GEF projects and their integration within national policy frameworks. Countries eligible for this ECW are: Comoros, Djibouti, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Kenya, Madagascar, Mauritius, Rwanda, Seychelles, Somalia, Sudan, Tanzania and Uganda.  

dates: 30 October - 1 November 2012   location: Arusha, Tanzania, United Republic of  

Climate Investment Funds Associated Meetings

The Climate Investment Funds (CIF) and European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) are co-hosting the CIF 2012 Partnership Forum, on 6-7 November 2012, as well as associated meetings. The Forum will provide an opportunity for stakeholders to contribute to deepening global understanding of the linkages between climate change and development as they have been addressed within the context of the CIF. The Forum will be preceded by Pilot Country meetings for all CIF programs (the Clean Technology Fund, the Forest Investment Program, the Pilot Program for Climate Resilience, and the Program for Scaling-Up Renewable Energy in Low Income Countries), from 30 October-1 November, and a Private Sector Forum, on 5 November.  

dates: 30 October - 5 November 2012   venue: Hilton Istanbul Hotel, Cumhuriyet Caddesi, 34367 Harbiye   location: Istanbul, Turkey  

First International Off-Grid Renewable Energy Conference

Organized by the Economic Community Of West African States (ECOWAS) Regional Centre for Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency (ECREEE), the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA) and the Alliance for Rural Electrification (ARE), the conference will bring together key stakeholders to discuss the current status of rural electrification in Africa and other developing countries, highlight bottlenecks to scaling-up off-grid technology and share knowledge on innovative financing of off-grid technology as well as key policies and instruments globally. The event is organized as an official contribution to the UN Sustainable Energy for All Initiative.  

dates: 1-2 November 2012   location: Accra, Ghana  

CIF Trust Fund Committee and Sub-Committee Meetings

This meeting will include the meetings of: the Forest Investment Program (FIP) Sub-Committee; the Scaling Up Renewable Energy Programme (SPREP) Sub-Committee; the Pilot Programme for Climate Resilience (PPCR) Sub-Committee; the Strategic Climate Fund (SCF) Trust Fund Committee; and the Clean Technology Fund (CTF) Trust Fund Committee.  

dates: 1-5 November 2012   location: Istanbul, Turkey