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Joining Forces for Climate Action – African and European Civil Society Perspectives

18 May 2021, from 10:30 am to 4:30 pm CET (via Zoom)

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This conference brings together political stakeholders and representatives from academia, civil society and media from Africa and Europe to highlight the urgent need for an ambitious climate policy rooted in solidarity. Relations between the two continents and ways in which they can act together will form the main focus of the conference, taking into account the demands of civil society.



Facilitation: Christine Mhundwa

10:30 am           Technical Check-In, Initial Networking

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11:00 am           Launch And Welcome

                                 Dr Christiane Averbeck, Executive Director, Klima-Allianz Deutschland

                                 Heike Spielmans, Managing Director, VENRO

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11:15 am          Panel Discussion

                               Solving the climate crisis and the corona crisis together: Pursuing climate goals and strengthening resilience

                               Dr Pierrette Herzberger-Fofana, Member of the European Parliament, Greens/EFA

                              Hindou Oumarou Ibrahim, President of the Association for Indigenous Women and Peoples of Chad (AFPAT)

                               Pia Jorks, Head of Policy, Klimadelegation e.V.

                               Josefa Leonel Correia Sacko, African Union Commissioner for Rural Economy and Agriculture

                               Ovais Sarmad, UNFCCC Deputy Executive Secretary  

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1:00 pm           Break And Networking

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2:00 pm           Workshops

                              Workshop 1 
                              Shaping Energy Cooperation in Africa to Leapfrog towards 100% Renewable Energies

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                             Workshop 2
                             The Hydrogen Hype: Neo-Colonialism or Development Opportunities?

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                             Workshop 3
                             More Money Well Spent: Climate Finance Priorities from an African and European Civil Society Perspective

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                             Workshop 4
                             Climate-Induced Migration -- Closing the Risk Gap

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                            Workshop 5
                            Youth Activism for Climate Justice

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3:30 pm           Break And Networking

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3:45 pm           Presentation Of Workshop Results

                              Final Discussion on Conference Outcomes with: 

                              Dr Jürgen Zattler, Director General International Development and Climate Policy, German Federal Ministry for
                              Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ)

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4:30 pm             End

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