Fingo (Finnish development NGOs), the Pan-African Climate Justice Alliance (PACJA-SA), the Climate Action Network’s (CAN) South African, Tanzanian and European nodes, and the Rise Up Movement will conduct a joint webinar on African civil society climate policy advocacy ahead of COP27, and how to amplify these messages. The thematic focus will be on climate adaptation.
The webinar targets (development) CSOs in Europe, Africa and beyond interested in learning about African CSO networks’ climate policy advocacy and in amplifying key messages on the way to COP27, to be held in Egypt in November.
The webinar will be held on Monday, 20 June at 13:00 Central European Summer Time, South Africa Time / 14:00 East African time, Eastern European Summer Time
Please register through this link by Friday 17 June.
The objectives of the webinar are to:
1) create space for African climate CSOs and networks to share their expectations for the “African COP” with focus on climate adaptation
2) facilitate better understanding among European (development) CSOs on African civil society climate adaptation policy priorities
3) strengthen collaboration amongst African and European CSOs and networks to enhance joint climate advocacy and amplify African perspectives in the climate justice debate on adaptation
4) propose concrete advocacy actions from now until COP27
5) provide inputs for a joint advocacy letter to the ministers of the Champions Group on Climate Adaptation Finance and other key adaptation finance contributors.
Topics and Speakers:
- Keynote speech – “Sharing experiences on the need for more climate adaptation finance for African developing countries” by Khulekani Magwaza, Pan-African Climate Justice Alliance (PACJA) South Africa National Coordinator
- Keynote speech – “Local perspectives on climate adaptation policy advocacy and what needs to happen at COP27” by Thandolwethu Lukuko, Coordinator of the South African Climate Action Network (SACAN)
- Jacquiline Dominique from CAN-Africa/Tanzania, providing insights about the outcomes of COP26 advocacy actions and updates about strategies for COP27
- Goodness Dickson, Climate Activist from the Rise Up movement brings the perspective of African climate activists and climate education
- Rachel Simon, Climate and Development Policy Coordinator focusing on international climate finance at CAN-Europe, providing insights on EU/European countries’ approach to adaptation finance and CAN-Europe’s experiences on collaborating with African CSOs
You are invited to join us for the webinar and to share your experiences, advocacy strategies and ask questions during the Q&A session. We look forward to your active participation!