COP 22- Non State Actors:  ” African Diaspora can manage and package the Knowledge”- Ibrahim Cessay
Nov11

COP 22- Non State Actors: ” African Diaspora can manage and package the Knowledge”- Ibrahim Cessay

COP 22- Non State Actors:  ” African Diaspora can manage and package the Knowledge”- Ibrahim Cessay Social justice activist and  film director from Gambia, Ibrahim Ceesay is fighting against climate change with youth for many year. Interview. By Houmi Ahamed-Mikidache   Ibrahim Ceesay is a social justice activist and a film director from Gambia. Climate Change is not a new issue for him. He used to participate to all conferences related to Climate Change and development. He is now based in Ethiopia for political reasons. In 2015, during the 5th Climate Change conference and development in Africa, he explained his vision on how to promote the activities of youth from Africa.  He also gave his view on how the diaspora can have an impact in the development of the continent. Yesterday, he took part of the presentation of the  nigerian lawyer Nkiruka Nnaemego book on  sustainable agriculture projects for youth in the continent. He prefaced the book as the coordinator of his new organization, the Comprehensive Africa Agricultural Development Program (CAADP).  “Youth are great assets in agricultural revolution across Africa.” “It is imperative for Africa and her partners to deepen their support for African youth in order to encourage them to get actively involved in sustainable agriculture,” he emphasized in the preface. More about Ibrahim Ceesay ibraheem-ceesay-interview1    ...

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COP 22 – Non State Actors:  African Voices for Action
Nov10

COP 22 – Non State Actors: African Voices for Action

COP 22 – Non State Actors:  African Voices for Action  By Houmi Ahamed-Mikidache     COP 22  will end on  the 18th of November.  Eraenvironnement.com introduces you to 11 African eminent experts. From Climate finance, environmental law,  to climate justice, these experts are following deeply the negotiations. Their task: finding a new way of thinking and acting  with the need to implement  the Paris Agreement.   Thelma Munequete Born in Mozambique, Thelma Munhequete is a serial entrepreneur, underpinned by training in Germany and South Africa .  Based in Maputo, she setups and runs Africa Foundation For Sustainable Development office ( AFSD)* . This dynamic woman is  experienced  in project Coordination’s , Human resource (Training and Recruitment ) ,project execution. She has been appointed as the Global Environmental Facility’s Country Contact Point for the Civil Society Network, with a key objective of expanding the CSO network in Mozambique.  She currently develops  a Sustainable Community Lodge with main in focus for gender and Youths project and job creation. She has previously conducted  Community Needs Assessment and Environmental Impact Assessment for a Power Station in Mozambique with AFSD support.  She will participate in the first ever Global Gender and Climate Alliance (GGCA) Innovation Forum from 12-13 November 2016, at the Université Cadi Ayyad in parallel to the 22nd Conference of Parties (COP22) of the UNFCCC in Marrakech, Morocco. At the closing session, she will moderate a panel  entitled, “People, Gender and Policy on a Changing Planet”.   *AFSD is guided by international conventions, the Sustainable Development Goals and Maslow’s Hierarchy of Needs. One of the main challenges of social development is the Appolinaire Zagabe   Working on Climate Change issues since 2011, Appolinaire Zagabe is one of the emerging  talents of his country and Africa. He is from the Democratic Public of Congo. He owns his Master’s degree of Laws in Public International Law from Kampala International University in Uganda. He has taken various  Environment and Climate change courses  in Africa and Europe ( Germany, Netherlands, Belgium, Italy).  He  gained significant experience at United Nations Model Conferences, as well as conflict resolution skills, human rights advocacy training, and alternative dispute resolution education and Diplomacy. He initiated multiple projects related to safe environment and food security in DRC. He has followed many UN Climate Change conference as an expert on environmental law. In Marrakech, he follows deeply the issues on climate finance especially on adaptation.   Nkiruka  Nnaemego is  a lawyer,  an agro-entrepreneur and  a development practitioner from Nigeria. This young woman is the  founder of  the  Nigerian youth  Non Governmental Organization:  Fresh and Young Brains Development Initiative ( FYBDI). She  is the executive coordinator...

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COP 22: Les interrogations de la mise en oeuvre
Nov08

COP 22: Les interrogations de la mise en oeuvre

COP 22: Les interrogations de la mise en oeuvre La COP 22 s’est ouverte ce lundi  sur une note d’espoir : l’action. Elle  sera le maître mot des négociations, selon la présidence marocaine. Mais, quelle sera l’issue finale de cette Conférence des Parties  ? Les mécanismes de transparence liés  à la feuille de route du financement seront-ils opérationnels ? L’adaptation, priorité des pays vulnérables notamment d’Afrique, sera-t-elle mieux positionnée dans le financement climat ? La gestion des risques climatiques sera-t-elle réellement pris en compte  pour une limitation de gaz à effet de serre de moins de 2°C  d’ici 2100? Qui seront les scientifiques qui répondront positivement à l’appel du président du GIEC, Hoesung Lee, pour rédiger le rapport  sur les 1, 5°C ( publication prévue  en 2018)? L’accès aux énergies renouvelables pour l’Afrique permettra-t-il  à d’autres pays en développement d’obtenir gain de cause? Les 10 milliards de dollars annoncés pour l’électrification de l’Afrique auront-ils une feuille de route ? Quels sont les pays africains précurseurs ? La coalition sur le prix du carbone incitera-t-elle d’autres pays  à avoir un prix du carbone ?  La transition énergétique passera-t-elle par les villes ?  Les femmes auront-elles enfin le pouvoir d’exprimer leurs doléances et agir par la suite ? La jeunesse pourra-t-elle saisir les opportunités de développement sobre en carbone ? La promotion de l’économie bleue aura-t-elle un impact dans les discussions?  Nous essayerons de répondre à toutes ces questions tout au long des négociations. Houmi...

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COP 22-  Knowledge and Learning: Strategies for Managing Climate Change
Nov05

COP 22- Knowledge and Learning: Strategies for Managing Climate Change

COP 22-  Knowledge and Learning: Strategies for Managing Climate Change By Olumide Idowu   Education: the key Many Africans are aware that some changes occur in the environment year in and year out but they need to understand  such change: increased disease, food shortages, and extreme flooding at various localities during certain periods of the year. Yet there have been no efforts to reduce the occurrences or avert them altogether. It is urgent to educate the public of the signs of climate change as well as management and prevention strategies. Many of us are aware that climate change is severely affecting livelihoods in Africa through changes in rainfall patterns. About seventy percent of the farmers expressed that their crops were washed away by floods, eliminating their yields for consumption or sale. In some part of West African countries the fishermen were not spared since they could not catch as much fish as they used to and the environment was not conducive for human life since all the debris washed away by water or flood was deposited at various places. About 70 percent of them at various fishing ports lamented that they suffer this disaster yearly but do not have the solution to their problems. According to Zack [1], Knowledge Management consists of a series of strategies and practice used in an organization to identify, create, distribute and enable adoption of insights and experiences. Such insights and experiences consist of knowledge integrated into or embodied in organizational theories and practice [2]. For many years, researchers have explored local knowledge about environmental change and increasingly over the past decade, local knowledge in relation to climate change specifically. They know much more about the content of the different types of knowledge that are important for responding to climate change-from modeling future rainfall changes in a particular country to how to get the most out of an agricultural environment in highly variable conditions. However, they still do not know how to translate these different forms of knowledge into practice and make them accessible to policymakers, front-line staff (such as agricultural extension officers or health workers), and people in poor communities on the ground. They also have a poor grasp of strategies for bringing together people from different backgrounds and starting points, so that they can reconcile what they know. Bringing together different perspectives is important for both the quality and legitimacy of decisions about adaptation [3]. In African schools, practical demonstrations are needed in order for children to actively use their acquired knowledge and skills to improve society. Teachers should also demonstrate the importance of agriculture in the growth of the nation. In...

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COP 22 : Préparation de la participation du Bénin
Nov05

COP 22 : Préparation de la participation du Bénin

COP 22 : Préparation de la participation du Bénin  En prélude à la COP 22, le comité national en charge des changements climatiques au Bénin uniformise ses actions. La semaine dernière, scientifiques, négociateurs béninois et acteurs de la société civile se sont réunis à huis clos. Objet principal de leurs discussions : l’unité africaine. Par Hippolyte Agossou En prélude à la COP 22, le comité national en charge des changements climatiques au Bénin uniformise ses actions. La semaine dernière, scientifique, négociateurs béninois et acteurs de la société civile se sont réunis à huis clos. Objet principal de leurs discussions : l’unité africaine. En  2015, 81 milliards de dollars  ont été mobilisés pour des projets financés par les six plus grandes banques multilatérales de développement, selon un rapport présenté par la Banque Mondiale . L’Afrique ne bénéficie  que de 9% de ce  montant, précise le rapport. Les projets africains sont jugés non ” bancables”, soulignent les experts. La COP 22,  toujours selon  les experts, devrait permettre au continent d’obtenir plus de fonds et une autre approche pour lutter contre les changements climatiques. Autres priorités: l’action. ” Nous allons rappeler aux décideurs ces différentes décisions  prises[ lors de la COP 21] pour que l’action accompagne les décisions,” explique, dans le reportage ci-dessous,  Christian Hounkannou, acteur de la société civile du Bénin....

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