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  • PACJA’s Association for Education and the Environment (A-2E) that is based in the North of Burkina Faso recently organised a capacity building session for its staff in public communication and focused on animation techniques. This training took place at A-2E’s premises in Ouahigouya on June 25 and June 26, bringing together a lot of youth, who have been key in communicating our activities in both digital and other ways. A-2E is a member organisation of PACJA and was formed in 2009, and with time has received commendation from the Burkina Faso government for creating awareness on need to protect our [ ....... ]
  • PACJA secretariat would like to join our Nigerian platform CsDEVNet to congratulate its member, Dr Priscilla M Achakpa, on her appointment as the Special Advisor (Technical) to the Honorable Minister of State, Federal Ministry of Environment, Nigeria. Dr Achakapa, who holds a PhD in Economics from the University of Business Engineering and Management (Bosnia and Herzegovina), MSC Development Studies, Professional Certificate from Harvard University Business School and a development practitioner, has at least 20 years’ experience in matters of environment, gender and climate change, and is, without a doubt, best for the opportunity she just landed. This is a worthy reward for [ ....... ]
  • The Pan African Climate Justice Alliance (PACJA), Friedrich Ebert Stiftung (FES) and the Stockholm International Peace Research Institute (SIPRI) have released a paper on Perspectives on Addressing Climate-Related Security Risks from the Horn of Africa. The Paper is a result of a two-year (2018-2020) process by the Horn of the Africa Climate Security Working Group (HoA-CSWG) convened by the three organisations. The Working Group brought together representatives drawn from civil society and experts from the Horn of Africa region to analyse the complexity of violent conflict in the region and its relationship with climate change and identify locally-anchored ideas to [ ....... ]
  • By Collins Oduor African countries’ recovery plans, stimulus packages and budgetary allocations must right the wrongs of the 25th Conference of Parties to boost the continent’s health and livelihoods resilience for enhanced economies. Despite the high expectations, the 25th Conference of Parties (COP) firmed no concrete action on boosting the resilience of the most predisposed to the impacts of climate change – African Countries.  “I am disappointed with the results of COP25. The international community lost an important opportunity to show increased ambition on mitigation, adaptation and finance to tackle the climate crisis. But we must not give up, and [ ....... ]
  • The Pan African Climate Justice Alliance (PACJA) joined the rest of the world in celebrating the World Environment Day 2020. This important day is celebrated on June 5, every year. This day is set aside by United Nations for the purpose of raising awareness on environmental issues. The theme of this year’s celebrations revolves around biodiversity under the slogan: “It is time for Nature”. Our platforms across the continent marked the world environment day through a variety of activities, with the common thing being webinars covering regions, videos making calls on the world to join in the work to treat [ ....... ]
  • The need to push for individual, communal and the larger societal commitment to conserve the environment for its benefits compels us to find ways to act, even if pressed by situations such as the Covid-19 pandemic that has brought nations to near stand-still.We appreciate the existence of progressive global policy guiding instruments aimed at restoring the lost potential of the biodiversity, but must be cautious and strategic in the manner we handle threats as well as be keen on the opportunities that exist for the betterment of the universe. We must not sit pretty as the seas and air are [ ....... ]
  • The Covid-19 pandemic has greatly disrupted plans by civil society organisations, especially the ones that, like the Pan African Climate Justice Alliance, focus on climate change. To champion climate justice, PACJA, in all its platforms, had planned several activities that also involved physical work in partnership with several other stakeholders, but, like the rest of the world, a lot has remained to be done virtually. When he spoke to the Press Monday, Oboue Anicet Durand, the PACJA Corte d’Ivoire National Coordinator, regretted that a lot of things would have to be done at a later date, especially where activities involved [ ....... ]
  •     The PACJA family did it again, using their kindness to tackle the effects of the killer Covid-19, this time in Gabon. The Gabonese platform of PACJA, Network of civil society organisations for the green economy in Central Africa, continued its campaign to support and raise awareness among the rural populations hardest hit as the Covid-19 pandemic progresses. While leading a food and other aid distribution team valued at $15,000 to those most affected in Ngounié Province, Gabon, on Saturday, Roscevac executive president Nicaise Moulombi said anyone could do anything, however small, to help the needy. He said that [ ....... ]
  • On 13 May 2020, the Pan-African Climate Justice Alliance (PACJA) mobilised communities to plant giant bamboo seedlings across the Mt. Kenya East region. At least 100,000 tree seedlings were distributed and planted in strategic areas, particularly riparian areas, to help build resilience against the effects of climate change. The activity, which was a pilot of a larger project – the Mt Kenya East Regeneration Partnership - seeks to strengthen nature-based ecosystems, and is expected to be scaled up to other areas in collaboration with PACJA's membership. The tree planting was launched in a webinar that hosted several participants from around [ ....... ]
  • On Wednesday, 13 May 2020, at 10.00am EAT, PACJA in liaison with our Kenya national platform, the Kenya Platform for Climate Governance (KPCG) will host a webinar whose focus will be a conversation on the value of bamboo tree planting as part of efforts to build sustainable environmental ecosystems during and post-COVID-19. The session, which will also include a digital tree planting kick off with participation from several community based organisations (CBOs) and corporate organisations from the Mt. Kenya East Region. Key partners for this drive include the County Government of Meru, the County Government of Tharaka Nithi, Bidco Africa, [ ....... ]

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