12th African Regional Meeting

12th African Regional Meeting

28-30 November, 2022, Nairobi, Kenya, hosted by RCE Greater Nairobi

The 12th African RCE Regional Meeting was held from 28-30 November, 2022 at Kenyatta University Conference Centre (KUCC) Nairobi, Kenya. The meeting was hosted by RCE Greater Nairobi, the National Environment Management Authority Kenya (NEMA-K) and the Kenyan RCE Network, with the support of United Nations University Institute for the Advanced Study of Sustainability (UNU-IAS) under the theme 'Role of African RCEs in Climate Action'.

The meeting was held in hybrid mode and brought together participants both globally, and those from the entire RCE Africa community to reflect on the actions undertaken by various RCEs in Africa in addressing climate change, and to share best practices and innovations in addressing change impacts.

The 3-day meeting incorporated poster exhibitions, presentations and interactive sessions from participants. The interactive sessions provided RCEs with a platform to discuss how to further strengthen and engage with Regional and National governments to focus RCE activities on climate change with a view to achieving Sustainable Development Goals.

 


DETAILS

Date/Time: 28-30 November, 2022

Location: Nairobi, Kenya and online (hybrid)

Programme: Tentative programme

CONTACT
Host RCE: RCE Greater Nairobi (coordinator-rcegn@ku.ac.ke).

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