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  • In the implementation of actions to promote the green economy and climate justice in Central Africa, the Secretary General of the Economic Community of Central African States signed on Friday agreements with UIL, ROSCEVAC and the PACJA. This is a win for PACJA, the Gabonese people, and ROSEVAC.   [ ....... ]
  • YAOUNDE — The Pan-African Climate Justice Alliance (PACJA) is partnering with the Pan-African Media Alliance on Climate Change (PAMACC) to deliver training for African journalists on the sidelines of the Eight Conference on Climate Change and Development in Africa (CCDA VIII). More than three dozen journalists will be introduced to the latest climate change science and debates during a whole day of seminars and workshops at the African Union Commission conference facilities in the Ethiopian capital Addis Ababa on 27 August 2019. The training will include three formative seminars by a leading scientist, a government representative and a civil society [ ....... ]
  • KENYA - The Pan African Climate Justice Alliance (PACJA) has done a monitory visit in Embu County. The monitoring was spearheaded by Ms Sellah Wanjekeche, the PACJA’s M & E Officer. She was accompanied by a team from the PACJA secretariat to follow-up meetings with Mr Benson Ireri, an MCA from Embu County. They mapped out stories of change under the UKAM-funded “Community Resilience and Climate Change Adaptation project” that was done in the county by PACJA. Mr Ireri was full of gratitude for the support PACJA has given them towards creating awareness among the county’s Ward Representatives, specifically those [ ....... ]
  • Nairobi - Mzalendo Joseph Mithika Mwenda has had an interesting journey in his fight for climate justice, and can now look back with a smile. He takes us through his life, family, education, and the Climate Justice fight Early Life Slightly over four decades ago, one Mithika Mwenda was born to a humble family in Anchenge Village, Akachiu Ward in Igembe South Constituency of Meru County in Kenya. His parents, Alois Mwenda and Susana Thirindi, had no idea they were raising a man that would one day be recognized globally for his efforts to achieve climate justice, especially for poor [ ....... ]
  • The PACJA Gabon platform has just strengthened its governance structures, with its extraordinary general assembly. During the August 10, 2019 meeting at its headquarters in Angondje, Sherko City, members representing more than 60 Gabonese civil society organisations were briefed on the new provisions regarding the life of the Pan African Climate Justice Alliance. "We have organised this general assembly to not only upgrade the new measures taken by headquarters to improve our management capabilities but also we are here today to reflect on the life of our platform. We need to strengthen the cohesion between us members and recall the [ ....... ]
  • Similar successes are being recorded in Mozambique, where the project is implemented by PACJA with Community Land Initiative (CLI). The capacity building has been on access to rights (land); governance systems at community levels; and payment for environmental service business model. CLI has been developing standards to improve governance systems for rural communities. The organisation, through a working group, has also facilitated establishment of Community Based Natural Resource Management Network (CBNRMN) to serve as platform that will share information, lessons and monitor performance of REDD+ and other CBNRM initiatives towards sustainable natural resources management. CLI has also prepared training materials [ ....... ]
  • PACJA’s Congo platform, through CIREK, is empowering civil society organisations to engage in community activities focusing on REDD+ and the fight against climate change. The REDD+ Strategy is being implemented in 48 localities of Sangha and Likouala in the north of the country, on which more than half of the national forest sits, by strengthening permanent information systems on REDD + achievements in local languages. There is enhanced participation of all relevant actors within REDD+ discussions including communities directly affected by Climate crisis. CIRECK has invested in production of training manual on REDD+ including the REDD+ guide in seven local [ ....... ]
  • The Burkina Faso team, through Association for Education and the Environment (A-2E), has been implementing the REDD+ project in Northern region and Central North Region, specifically targeting Ouahigouya, Gourcy, Yako and Kaya locality. A-2E convened several meetings with CSOs and the REDD+ coordination office, and also championed a media campaign that has seen local stations teach communities about environment conservation. Miss Salimata Dabal, the general secretary in the North region of Burkina Faso (second in command from the governor), says: “This is my first ever training on climate change and REDD+. I want to thank PACJA and A-2E for this [ ....... ]
  • Assertive policy and regulatory frameworks are essential in creating favorable conditions that would allow renewable energy technologies to grow and replace carbon-emitting fuels. Kenya signed a Paris Climate change treaty on greenhouse gas reduction obligations. The process of implementation of the Paris agreement on Renewable energy and energy efficiency has begun through the Least Developed Countries Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency Initiative (LDC REEEI) for Sustainable Development. The LDC REEEI is keen on providing clean and sustainable energy to those who cannot access electricity, improving energy efficiency and thus creation of jobs in the manufacturing industries. It is also in [ ....... ]
  • The Pan African Climate Justice Alliance (PACJA) Executive Director Mithika Mwenda has been honoured by the Pan African Climate for his efforts in pushing for Climate Justice in Africa, for outstanding advocacy in the climate change discourse, and for being named among the world's 100 Most Influential People on Climate Justice. Mr Mithika, who was just recently declared this year’s Earth Care award winner, was also praised in the African Parliament for the influence he, through PACJA, has achieved among the Civil Society Groups and empowering communities to see the opportunities in climate change. While receiving his certificate, Mithika thanked [ ....... ]

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