Events - Monday, 25 March 2013

Sixth Conference of African Ministers of Finance, Planning and Economic Development

The African Union Conference (AUC) of African Ministers of Finance, Planning and Economic Development of the Economic Commission for Africa (ECA) will hold their sixth joint annual meeting under the theme “Industrialization for an Emerging Africa”.  

dates: 21-26 March 2013   venue: Hotel Ivoire   location: Abidjan, Cote D'Ivoire  

Ninth CAADP Partnership Platform

The Ninth Comprehensive Africa Agriculture Development Programme (CAADP) Partnership Platform is being held under the theme "Sustaining the CAADP Momentum - from Decisions and Commitments to Implementation for Results for Impact". The meeting will provide a platform for stakeholders to assess lessons and priorities to inform future priorities and practice as well as what options should inform the commitments to effect implementation, impacts and results. CAADP is the Continent's main development programme to eliminate hunger and reduce poverty through agriculture. It seeks to raise agricultural productivity in Africa to at least 6%annually and requires African countries to commit at least 10% of their national budgets to agricultural development.  

dates: 25-26 March 2013   location: Addis Ababa, Ethiopia  

CBD Sub-regional Workshop for Anglophone Africa on the Integration of Climate Change and Ecosystem-based Adaptation in NBSAPs

Organized by the Secretariat of the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD), with a financial contribution from the Government of Japan, this workshop is being held back-to-back with the technical workshop organized by the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) on ecosystem-based approaches for adaptation to climate change under the Nairobi Work Programme on impacts, vulnerability and adaptation to climate change, held from 21-23 March 2013, in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania. The workshop will support the update and/or implementation of National Biodiversity Strategy and Action Plans (NBSAP) and the development of national climate change adaptation plans.  

dates: 25-27 March 2013   location: Dar Es Salaam, Tanzania, United Republic of  

Launch Workshop of the Global Soil Partnership in Eastern and Southern Africa

The objectives of the workshop will be to: launch the Global Soil Partnership (GSP) in the East and South African region; take stock of the status, needs and priorities of soil activities; and jointly define a roadmap for establishing the African Soil Partnership. Apart from the establishment of the Regional Soil Partnership, the workshop is expected to produce a joint report portraying the main needs and priorities of sustainable soil management in the different countries, as an input for a plan of action to be implemented by the partnership. The core of the GSP is the establishment of Regional Soil Partnerships to contextualize the needs and priorities of soil actions to be implemented in each region.  

dates: 25-27 March 2013   location: Nairobi, Kenya