The second High Level Meeting of the Africa-EU Energy Partnership (AEEP), jointly organized by the Government of Ethiopia and the African Union Commission (AUC), will gather African and European Ministers, AU and European Union (EU) Commissioners, and other high-level policy-makers, international organizations, the private sector, academia, and civil society to discuss Africa-EU cooperation on energy and foster further commitments and action on the energy challenges facing the two continents. The High Level Meeting will take place from 12-13 February 2014, and a business exhibition showcasing technologies for overcoming Africa's energy challenges will take place at the same venue from 11-13 February 2014.
dates: 11-13 February 2014 venue: African Union Commission Headquarters location: Addis Ababa, Adis Abeba, Ethiopia
The Common Market for Eastern and Southern Africa (COMESA), the African Climate Policy Centre (ACPC), the East African Community (EAC) and the CGIAR Research Program on Climate Change, Agriculture and Food Security (CCAFS) are convening the 'Regional Workshop on African Agriculture in a changing climate: Enhancing the up-take of Climate Smart Agriculture' with the aim to: consider the outcomes of the 19th session of the Conference of the Parties to the UNFCCC (COP 19) and explore ways of consolidating the common African common position on agriculture in the on-going negotiations; share experiences in the development and implementation of the National Climate Change Policies/Strategies/Action Plans with a view to determining their readiness to access climate finance; explore ways of enhancing synergy between the national climate change and agricultural policies and strategies; assess the readiness of African countries to access climate finance; and facilitate and identify climate-smart agriculture (CSA) priority action areas and adopt a common approach to the emerging Global Alliance on Climate Smart Agriculture.
dates: 11-14 February 2014 location: Arusha, Tanzania
The 52nd session of the UN Commission for Social Development (CSocD 52) will discuss the priority theme, ‘Promoting empowerment of people in achieving poverty eradication, social integration and full employment and decent work for all,' as well as programmes of action on social groups, including aging, disabled and youth populations and families. CSocD 52 will meet from 11-21 February 2014, at UN Headquarters in New York, US. The Commission is a functional body of the UN Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC).
dates: 11-21 February 2014 location: New York City, US
This conference on illegal wildlife trade, hosted by the United Kingdom (UK), will bring together global leaders to help eradicate illegal wildlife trade and better protect the world's most iconic species from the threat of extinction. The goal of the conference is to agree a high level political commitment to take urgent action to tackle illegal wildlife trade. The conference will focus on elephants, rhinos and tigers.
dates: 12-13 February 2014 location: London, England, UK