Call for proposals is open to attend the 1st African Parks Congress (APAC)
The IUCN-WCPA first African Parks Congress (APAC) will be held on November 18-23, 2019 in Nairobi, Kenya. Scientists have until 31 May 2019 to submit their proposal.
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APAC is the first ever continent-wide gathering of African leaders, citizens, and interest groups to discuss the role of protected areas in conserving nature, safeguarding Africa’s iconic wildlife, delivering vital life-supporting ecosystem services, promoting sustainable development and conserving Africa’s cultural heritage and traditions.
The main objectives of the congress are to:
- Promote the role of protected areas in conserving nature, supporting sustainable development and human well-being and make commitments to secure a sustainable future for Africa’s natural heritage.
- Share experiences and best practices for harmonizing conservation and human development needs and develop strategic mechanisms and partnerships for ensuring long term sustainability
- Set a common agenda and a shared vision for Africa’s protected areas and ensure they are included in the “African Union’s Agenda 2063 Strategic Framework for the Socio-economic Transformation of the Continent” and fully recognized for their contribution in achieving the AU’s vision of “an integrated, prosperous and peaceful Africa, driven by its own citizens and representing a dynamic force in international arena
- Develop priorities and strategies on issues of common interest and provide a strong African voice and consolidated input into the development of the Post-2020 Global Framework for Biodiversity
This inaugural congress will establish APAC as Africa’s pre-eminent platform for thought leadership and engagement of various actors on issues related to protected areas, people and biodiversity.
See website for more information.