The Federal Government and ECOWAS CEDEAO will be hosting the first ECOWAS Regional CBD consultation on Post-2020 Global Biodiversity Framework on 10th-11th August, 2020 through a webinar.
The priorities for the consultation will be centred on Biodiversity in the African continent with the hope of mobilizing regional effort to deliver biodiversity protection and resource mobilization towards achieving the Post-2020 Global Biodiversity Framework.
The Regional Consultation with the theme “Strengthening the African Position Ahead of the OEGW-3 Meeting” will be declared opened by Dr. Muhammed Mahmood, the Honourable Minister of the Environment. While Mrs. Elizabeth Mrema, Executive Secretary of the UN Convention on Biodiversity and Chief Sharon Ikeazor, Honourable Minister of State on Environment will deliver statements.
This Consultation is being organized with the technical and financial support of Nigerian Conservation Foundation (NCF) and Worldwide Fund for Nature (WWF) respectively.
As part of the Regional Consultation, all ECOWAS Member States will have the opportunity to reach a common position towards the protection, restoration, and preservation of biodiversity across West Africa.
Although the Regional Consultation is a CBD Party-driven discussion, it will also give an opportunity for selected development partners, Intergovernmental Organizations and environmental NGOs like African Union Commission; African Development Bank; African Group of Negotiators on Biodiversity; Canadian Embassy; German Embassy; US Embassy; British High Commission; Australia High Commission; United Nations Environmental Programmes; AUDA-NEPAD, SADC, CEEAC, EAC; Birdlife International and others to participate and offer the necessary support.