COP 22 – Non State Actors:  African Voices for Action

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. 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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