The 20th African Union Summit is being convened under the theme "Pan-Africanism and African Renaissance". The Summit will include the 25th Ordinary Session of the Permanent Representatives Committee (PRC), being held from 21-22 January 2013, the 22nd Ordinary Session of the Executive Council, from 24-25 January 2013, and the 20th Ordinary Session of the Assembly of the African Union, from 27-28 January 2013.
dates: 21-28 January 2013 location: Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
The Steering Committee on the Global Environmental Facility, United Nations Environment Programme, World Resources Institute, and Rainforest Alliance (GEF-UNEP-WRI-RA) project on "A Regional Focus on Sustainable Timber Management in the Congo Basin" will meet in Doala, Cameroon from 28-31 January 2013. The project is taking place with the support of The Central African Forest Commission (COMIFAC), United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP), World Resources Institute (WRI), Rainforest Alliance, alongside officials from government, national NGOs, the private sector and international development organizations across the Congo Basin.
dates: 28-31 January 2013 location: Douala, Cameroon
The purpose of this workshop is to strengthen capacities of African Least Developed Countries (LDCs) for preparing their fifth national reports to the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD), which are due by 31 March 2014, specifically in assessing the status and trends of biodiversity, reviewing implementation of national biodiversity strategies and action plans, and measuring progress towards the 2020 Aichi targets.
dates: 28 January - 1 February 2013 location: Nairobi, Kenya
The Global Water Partnership – Southern Africa (GWP-SA) will be hosting this 4th Water, Climate and Development Programme for Africa (WACDEP) Technical Coordination Workshop in Pretoria, South Africa. The workshop aims at strengthening the exchange of lessons, knowledge sharing and technical coordination of WACDEP implementation among the GWP regions. Expected participants include GWP partners from all participating regions and key stakeholders from the water and climate change sector, namely the African Minsters' Council on Water (AMCOW), ministries, development banks and NGOs. The WACDEP programme is an initiative of AMCOW and involves the major African organizations with competencies in water.
dates: 28 January - 1 February 2013 location: Pretoria, South Africa