CCAID Regional Bodies
AMCEN was established in December 1985, following a conference of African ministers of environment held in Cairo, Egypt. Its mandate is to: provide advocacy for environmental protection in Africa; to ensure that basic human needs are met adequately and in a sustainable manner; to ensure that social and economic development is realized at all levels; and to ensure that agricultural activities and practices meet the food security needs of the region. AMCEN has continued to give guidance in respect of key political events related to the environment, including multilateral environmental agreements. AMCEN has also led the process for the development of the action plan for the Environment Initiative for the New Partnership for Africa’s Development (NEPAD). AMCEN is currently guiding the process for the implementation of the action plan for the environment initiative of NEPAD, including its work programme for the biennium 2005-2006. The Ministerial Conference prompted and encouraged the preparation of the comprehensive regional report on the state of Africa’s environment, Africa Environment Outlook (AEO), by the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP).
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COMESA traces its genesis to mid 1960’s. Comesa in Kenya is hosted under the Ministry of Trade. The goal of COMESA’s Climate Change Initiative is:
Achieving economic prosperity and climate change protection.
The overall objective of the Initiative is to address climate change and its impacts in a manner that builds economic and social resilience for present and future generations.
COMESA has specific objective in as far as climate change is concerned which include: to Consolidate a shared vision for Africa on climate change and a common and informed voice for the continent in the Post Kyoto Climate Change negotiations and beyond, Foster regional and national cooperation to address climate change and its impacts, Promote integration of climate change considerations into regional, national policies, sectoral planning and development and budgeting among others.
GHARP is a regional network of National Rainwater Associations from the Greater Horn of Africa countries. The partnership was formally established in March 2001. It works in arid and semi-arid areas across Kenya implementing rainwater harvesting and management projects. The projects improve access to water; improve livelihoods and food security; and reduce poverty for rural communities.
ICPAC is a specialized institution of IGAD with the mandate of providing timely climate information in support of specific sector applications to enable the region cope with various risks associated with extreme climate variability and change for disaster risk reduction, poverty alleviation, environmental management and sustainable development for the IGAD member countries.