Tuesday, June 28, 2016

Former Norwegian Minister Erik Solheim Takes Reins at UN Environment Programme


Solheim pledges to tackle major environmental issues such as ocean and air pollution, climate change, and nexus between conflict, migration and the environment
Erik Solheim (Photo - Colombo Telegraph)
 
NAIROBI, Kenya (PAMACC News) - Erik Solheim, a former Minister of Environment and International Development in Norway has began his tenure as Executive Director of the UN Environment Programme, with the concurrent position of UN Under-Secretary-General. Mr. Solheim assumes his new role as chief of the global authority on the environment after three years as head of the Development Assistance Committee (DAC) of the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD).

Saturday, June 25, 2016

Vers une meilleure couverture médiatique de l'agriculture et l'alimentation en Afrique sub-saharienne.


Visite de terrain

Par Kanzly MIDEH

ABIDJAN, Côte d’Ivoire (PAMACC News) – Une avancée notable dans la stratégie de vulgarisation des problématiques liées à l’agriculture et à l’alimentation en Afrique sub-saharienne. C’est en substance ce que l’on peut retenir de l’atelier de renforcement des capacités organisé par la Banque mondiale et l’Initiative des médias d’Afrique (AMI), à l’intention d’une cinquante de journaliste africains du 13 au 15 juin dernier au Golf Hôtel d’Abidjan en Côte d’Ivoire.

Why Water Resources Ministry matters




By Greg Odogwu

ABUJA, Nigeria (PAMACC News) - The government of Nigeria recently midwifed a contract agreement between the River Basin Develop­ment Authorities (RB­DAs) and the Songhai Nigeria Partnership Ltd. to generate 1,200 jobs nationwide in three years.

At the signing cer­emony, the country’s Minister of Water Re­sources, Engr. Sulei­man Adamu said the objective is to strengthen the RBDAs to become major economic nerve centres in line with the economic diversi­fication policy of the change agenda of President Muhammadu Buhari’s government.

Des animateurs des radios communautaires des régions de Dosso, Niamey et Tillabéry formés sur les changements climatiques



 Par Kané Illa

 Le samedi 18 juin dernier, le Centre de presse de la station régionale de l’ORTN (Office de Radiodiffusion et Télévision du Niger) de Dosso, à 150 kilomètres à l’est de Niamey, a servi de cadre à un atelier de formation des animateurs des radios communautaires des régions de Dosso, Niamey et Tillabéry sur les changements climatiques.

Sunday, June 19, 2016

NOTICE: New Schedule for ACCER Awards 2016



2016  ACCER AWARDS

REVISED SCHEDULE OF ACTIVITIES


2016 will be a crucial year for the African continent and the climate discourse community. Since the adoption of the Paris Agreement in an unprecedented diplomatic victory in France in December last year, there has been a lull and atmosphere of “wait-and-see” as the global community focus on the next actions in

Friday, May 27, 2016

Leaders call for action to save the environment



By Protus Onyango
 
NAIROBI, Kenya (PAMACC News) - Calls for paradigm shift, a united approach, more funding and ratification of the Paris Agreement to tackle global environmental degradation dominated the high-level session of the UN Environmental Assembly (UNEA 2) yesterday.

Kenya's President Uhuru Kenyatta while officially opening the high-level segment attended by ministers and high-level representatives of over 170 governments, stressed the need for partnerships to address effects of climate change.

"For the past two decades, we have seen a movement emerge across the world that protecting the environment cannot be a tertiary matter. We must make sacrifices now to leave our children a viable tomorrow," Uhuru said.

Thursday, May 26, 2016

Superstars join UN in the fight to combat illegal wildlife trade


Yaya Touré (Photo: http://www.thesun.co.uk)

By Isaiah Esipisu

The United Nations in with the backing of world renown celebrities including world class soccer star Yaya Touré, a Brazilian fashion model, actress, and producer Gisele Bündchen, South Korean statesman, a politician and the Secretary-General of the United Nations Ban Ki-moon, and an American actor, model and film director Ian Somerhalder have launched a campaign to tame illegal trade in wildlife.

During the launch on the sidelines of the second United Nations Environment Assembly in Kenyas, Ban Ki-moon called on Governments and people everywhere to support the new United Nations campaign known as ‘Wild for Life,’ which aims to mobilise the world to end this destructive trade.