Ethiopia – Mr. Meles Zenawi to chair Africa Partnership Forum (APF)

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The Prime Minister of the Federal Democratic Republic of Ethiopia, Mr. Meles Zenawi, will on September 3 chair a high-level session of Africa Partnership Forum (APF) which will discuss the immediate concerns and expectations of Africa on climate change, especially as they relate to mitigation, adaptation, technology and finance.

The session, which will take place at the United Nations Conference Centre in Addis Ababa, will be attended by Ministers in charge of the environment from Sierra Leone, DRC, Uganda, Burkina Faso, Rwanda, Cameroon, Sudan, Kenya, Mozambique and Algeria.

Other high level participants include Mr. Jean Ping, Chairperson of the African Union, Dr. Ibrahim Mayaki, CEO of NEPAD Secretariat, Lord Nicholas Stern, Chair of the Grantham Research Institute on Climate Change and the Environment and Abdoulie Janneh, UN Under Secretary-General and Executive Secretary of ECA.

The Africa Partnership Forum (APF) was established in November 2003 to broaden existing high-level G8/NEPAD dialogue to include Africa’s major bilateral and multilateral development partners. Its mission is to strengthen partnership efforts for Africa’s development.

Members of the media are invited to the opening session beginning from 9:30 am. A press conference will be held on the same day at the venue of the meeting.

Background documents can be obtained here.

ADDIS ABABA, August 27, 2009/African Press Organization (APO)/ —

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