The Hon. Minister of Environment and Forestry of Ethiopia, H.E. Mr. Belete Tafere, interacting with international delegates at the Africa regional in Addis - 7 May 2015 - source: UNDP/CVF - license: CC

Regional Meeting for Africa

Regional Meeting Hosted by Ethiopia in Addis Ababa for Africa

Special focus on: Climate Vulnerability

Addis Ababa – 07 – 08 May 2015


CVF Regional Workshop, April 2014, San Jose, Costa Rica; Source: Foreign Ministry of Costa Rica

The Hon. Minister of Environment and Forestry of Ethiopia, H.E. Mr. Belete Tafere, interacting with international delegates at the Africa CVF regional in Addis; Source: CVF

    • The most significant challenges faced in the implementation of climate action (whether programmatic, geographic, governance, finance, technology or in other respects), inclusive of adaptation and mitigation
    • Projects, programmes or aspects of climate policy that have met with the most success at national or regional levels – knowledge that other countries within and beyond the region could benefit from
    • Chief needs and priorities for achieving further progress and the advancement of the response to climate change on the ground (adaptation and mitigation), including a discrete set of policy recommendations for enhanced climate action targeting national, regional and global progress

Meeting Report
Workshop Facilitator’s Summary Report – English (0.7mb, pdf)





Burkina Faso


DR Congo




South Sudan


Opening Statement:  Hon. Minister of Environment and Forestry of Ethiopia, H.E. Mr. Belete Tafere – download English (0.1mb, pdf)

Opening Statement:  Mr. Sam Bwalya, Country Director of the United Nations Development Programme – download English (0.1mb, pdf)

Topic: National Plan of Adaptation To Climate Change In Burkina Faso
– download English (1mb, pdf)
Presenter: Traore Do Etienne, Rural Development Engineer, Burkina Faso

Topic: Planning and implementing the Ethiopian Climate Resilient Green Economy, CRGE Strategy
– download English (1mb, pdf)
Presenter: Ministry Of Environment And Forest Ethiopia

Topic: Climate Change Ghana – download English (0.8mb, pdf)
Presenter: Dr. Emmanuel Techie-Obeng,  Environmental Protection Agency of Ghana Dr E T Obeng, EPA, Ghana’s Policy Processes And Preparation Of Intended Nationally Determined Contributions (INDC)

Topic: Kenya National Climate Change Framework Policy & Bill – download English (0.5mb, pdf)
Presenter: David B. Adegu, National Climate Change Secretariat, Ministry of Environment, Water & Natural Resources, Kenya

Topic: Climate Change Rwanda – download English (0.1mb, pdf)
Presenter: Jacqueline Musoni, Rwanda Development Board

Topic: Climate Change policy implementation in South Sudan – download English (77kb, pdf)
Presenter: Payai Manyok John, Inspector for Multilateral Environmental Agreements/NFP for UNFCCC, Ministry of Environment South Sudan

Topic: Climate Change in Comoros – download French (0.5mb, pdf)
Presenter: Aboubacar Houria, Union des Comores,  Ministère de la Production, de l’Environnement, de l’Energie, de l’Industrie et de l’Artisanat

Topic: Climate Change Policy Implementation for Zambia – download English (52kb, pdf)
Presenter: Ephraim Mwepya Shitima, Acting Chief Natural Resources Management Officer, Ministry of Lands, Natural Resources and Environmental Protection

Topic: Health Sector Vulnerability and Urgent Action – download English (0.9mb, pdf)
Presenter: Waltaji Terfa, Climate and Health Focal Point WHO Ethiopia

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