May 11 (Niger, Niamey) – An official delegation of the Network of the African Renaissance and the Diaspora (ARDN) carried out a mission from 07 to 10 May as part of the preparations for the parallel conference of the African Union (AU) to mobilize young people, the private sector, the diaspora, the government and communities and other stakeholders to address climate change in Africa in line with the Renaissance and Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) programs.
The side event is under the theme ‘’ A greener Africa Youth and Climate Change, Greening the Sahel ‘’ and bring together youth, government representatives, local communities and international organizations as well as academics, the private sector, civil society, the media and academics. Culture.
According to the President, Director General of ARDN, Dr. Djibril DIALLO, it is a question of activating and amplifying Nigerian President Issoufou Mahamadou’s vision for climate change, in his capacity as President of the Coordination de the Sahel Climate Commission, supported by the initiative Greening the Sahel of the First Lady, Dr. Lalla Malika Issoufou, the technical and financial partners, the local communities, on the prevention and the fight against the negative effects of climate change and on the important role of renewable energies in the economic and social empowerment of young people and women.
” The Republic of Niger, under the leadership of the President of the Republic, has consistently demonstrated its commitment to combat climate change and to promote young people. Governments, universities and the private sector are key stakeholders in addressing climate change and youth issues, “said Dr Diallo.
” They have the power to create supportive environments for supporting young people and preserving the environment because long-term success depends on the capabilities of today’s youth, “he added.
As part of this major event for the climate as Niamey is preparing to host a hundred young people from Africa and the Diaspora and members of the three commissions for climate countries, members of the Board of Directors of the ARDN Directorate , representatives of international organizations including United Nations Agencies.
One of the points century sential in this forum will be when it opened July 7, 2019, the symbolic handover to the Head of State Mahamadou Issoufou, the “Torch African youth and climate change” as a spokesman of Youth African. A torch that he will pass on September 25, 2019 in plenary session of the General Assembly of the United Nations to the Secretary General of the United Nations, Antonio Guterres and the President of the General Assembly of the United Nations to a little more than 800 personalities.
Other activities, namely, the visit of the environment field of the First Lady, Dr. Lalla Malika Issoufou, the planting of thousands of plants or the visit inside the country of journals, are planned.
The main meetings of the mission were completed b y s a meeting with technical and financial partners under the auspices of Minister of Planning Ms. Aichatou Boulama Kané and the Minister of the Environment, wholesomeness Urban and Sustainable Development Mr. Al Moustapha Garba.
The partners are committed to full involvement and success of the Forum “A Greener Africa “.
The United Nations Development Program (UNDP) has been designated as the coordinator of the organization of the event and relations with the technical and financial partners.