Africa Day - Draft Agenda


Cuartel General Del Ejercito Del Peru (CGEP), Lima, Peru.

Date: 10th December 2014, Venue: Side Event Room Paracas ,Time: 11:30 – 13:00




  • Opening Remark ((Moderator: Ms. Olushola Olayide, Senior Policy Officer, Rural Economy and Agriculture, African Union Commission – AUC)
  1. Welcome Remarks by Hon. Dr. Binilith S. Mahenge (MP), Tanzanian Minister of State, Vice President’s Office – Environment, and  President of the African Ministerial Conference on Environment (AMCEN) (tbc)
  2. Statement by H.E. Dr. Jakaya Mrisho Kikwete, President of the United Republic of Tanzania and Coordinator of CAHOSCC (tbc


  • Panel Discussion (Moderator: Dr. Fatima Denton, Director, Special Initiative, United Nations Economic Commission for Africa (UNECA)
  • Chair (Dr. Alex Rugamba, Director, Climate Change Coordinating Centre (CCCC), African Development Bank (AfDB)


  1. Mr. Nagmeldin Goutbi Elhassan (tbc)

       Chair of the African Group of Negotiators on Climate Change (AGN)

Implications of a New Global Climate Agreement on Africa, including how the African Common Position on Climate Change can be considered in the new Agreement.

  1. President of Pan African Parliament (PAP) (tbc)

Promoting coherent and mutually reinforcing Post-2015 International Agreements (Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), Climate Change Agreement, and Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction; and proposed Operationalization / implementation of the New Climate Change Agreement in Africa.

  1. Dr. Anthony Nyong

Compliance and Safeguards Division, African Development Bank (AfDB)

Opportunities, challenges, in accessing Climate Finance including sustainability.

  1. H. E. Mrs. Alcinda Antonio de Abreu

Honourable Minister for Coordination of Environmental Affairs, Mozambique

Roles and needs of Women and Youth to effectively respond to Climate Change Adaptation; and Showcasing best practices in African countries, including from Mozambique.


  • Interactive discussion


  • Concluding Session

Summary of Outcomes and Way Forward presented by H.E. Dr. Saviour Kasukuwere, Zimbabwe Minister of Environment, Water and Climate and Chair of the African Ministerial Conference on Meteorology (AMCOMET) (tbc)

  • Join Press Conference


Africa Day Side Event is jointly organized by Tanzania; Mozambique; AUC; NPCA; AfDB; UNECA/ACPC; and AMCEN Secretariat (UNEP ROA).