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NIGERIA: 200 young people trained in the role of biodiversity for the planet

The Biovers NG project aims to educate and mobilise around 200 young Nigerians on the role of biodiversity for the planet. The project, run by the SustyVibes organisation, is funded by the German embassy in Nigeria. The initiative comes at a time when biodiversity in Nigeria is steadily deteriorating. The West African country has lost more than 80% of its forest cover over the last thirty years.

EAST AFRICA: drought is starving more than 43 million people

The extreme drought that has been affecting the Horn of Africa since 2020 has not finished spreading its human consequences. In a report published on 15 July 2023, the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) states that more than 43 million people are in need of humanitarian aid and 2.7 million others have been displaced in Ethiopia, Kenya and Somalia as a result of the drought affecting these countries in the Horn of Africa.

MOROCCO: here’s how the Rabat Zoological Garden is adapting to the heatwave

In Morocco, the Rabat National Zoological Garden (JZN) has put in place measures to ensure the well-being of its animals during the heatwave. In a « red » alert bulletin published on 15 July 2023, the Directorate General of Meteorology (DGM) announced that a heatwave was expected between 17 and 21 July 2023 in various provinces of the Kingdom, with temperatures varying between 37 and 48°C.

AFRICA: pre-COP28 negotiations show no promise for the continent

The Bonn Conference on Climate Change (also known as SB58) ended on 15 June 2023 at the headquarters of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) in Germany. This was the last chance for climate negotiators to meet before COP28 in Dubai in December. But the 10-day talks ended without any clear, concrete commitments from developed countries on the recurring problem of financing climate action in low-income countries, particularly in sub-Saharan Africa.

CENTRAL AFRICA: BEAC guides its member states towards sustainable finance

A common vision of sustainable finance is being developed in Central Africa. The project is at the heart of an international forum scheduled for 8 and 9 May 2023 in Douala, Cameroon, under the theme « Trajectories towards sustainable finance ». An initiative of the Bank of Central African States (BEAC), in partnership with the International Finance Corporation (IFC) and the Sustainable Banking and Finance Network (SBFN).

Charles Balogoun: « Over 70% of arable land is already degraded

Oyéoussi Charles Balogoun is the Africa Representative of the NGO Panel under the United Nations Convention to Combat Desertification (UNCCD). The Civil Society Panel (CSO Panel) of the United Nations Convention to Combat Desertification (UNCCD) represents nearly 500 organisations accredited to the Convention. Charles Balogoun is also the Global President and Chairman of the Board of the non-governmental organisation (NGO) Afrique Espérance. He answers ENVIRONNEMENTALES’s questions on the state of desertification in Africa.

CONGO: Towards a national framework for the implementation of the green economy

The Republic of Congo will soon have a harmonised framework for the implementation of the green economy. Actors from various backgrounds were consulted to this effect on 31 March 2023 in Brazzaville. The workshop, co-organised by the Congolese Ministry of Forest Economy and the United States Agency for International Development (USAID), was held within the framework of the Regional Programme for the Environment in Central Africa (CARPE).

Murielle Elouga: « Women must be at the heart of integrated water management

On the occasion of World Water Day 2023, we question the Water, Climate, Development and Gender Program (WACDEP-G) in Cameroon. Implemented by the National Meteorological Directorate of the Cameroonian Ministry of Transport (MINT) and the Global Water Partnership in Cameroon (GWP-Cmr), the program promotes the inclusion of women in the management of water access projects in the context of climate change. In northern Cameroon, where the program is implemented, access to water is more difficult. Low rainfall and prolonged droughts make water resources scarce, jeopardizing rain-fed agriculture and food security. Murielle Elouga, the head of the Water, Climate, Development and Gender Program (WACDEP-G) in Cameroon, answers AFRIK 21’s questions.