Africa Europe Week - EABF: ‘Stronger Together for Climate’

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Africa Europe Week - EABF: ‘Stronger Together for Climate’

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Ahead of the 6th AU-EU Summit, the British Council and the Africa-Europe Foundation are accelerating shared efforts to reinforce youth voice, agency and leadership at the heart of the UN Climate Change Conference (COP) and the Africa-Europe partnership in 2022.

Taking place as part of the EU-Africa Business Forum (EABF2022) during the Africa-Europe week, the ‘Stronger Together’ policy dialogue will serve as a crucial side event during this week and will mark a key moment with young people from both continents and senior decision makers to feed-into the Summit and the road to COP27.

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This event will consist of a roundtable discussion focusing on the policy recommendations from young people around COP26 and looking ahead to COP27, including the outcomes of the COP26 Youth Summit in Milan and the results of a series of focus groups made up of young artists, researchers and entrepreneurs.

The event will include a speaker from the Youth Summit, participants from the youth focus groups and representatives from regional platforms working on multilateral responses to climate change.

Both the British Council and the Africa-Europe Foundation (AEF) believe it is imperative that young people’s voices are heard loud and clear in this urgent moment for our collective future. We look forward to your participation in this exciting exchange of views.

speakers

Aya Chebbi

Former African Union Youth Envoy, Diplomat and Chair of the Nala Feminist Collective

Saliem Fakir

Executive Director of the African Climate Foundation

Scott McDonald

Chief Executive of the British Council

Nathan Meténier

Climate Justice Advocate and United Nations Youth Advisor

Mary Robinson

first female President of Ireland, Chair of the Elders and Honorary Co-president of the Africa Europe Foundation

Amira Saber

Egyptian MP, secretary general of the foreign relations committee

Vera Songwe

United Nations Under-Secretary-General and Executive Secretary of the Economic Commission for Africa and Member of the Africa-Europe Foundation Women Leaders Network (WLN)

Frans Timmermans

European Commission Executive Vice-President for the Green Deal

Nigel Topping

UK’s High-Level Climate Action Champion for COP26

Lucy Waruingi

Executive Director for the African Conservation Centre

moderator

Dharmendra Kanani

Director, Asia, Peace, Security & Defense, Digital & Chief spokesperson

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Speakers

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Aya Chebbi
Aya Chebbi

Former African Union Youth Envoy, Diplomat and Chair of the Nala Feminist Collective

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Aya Chebbi is a multi-award-winning Pan-African feminist. In 2018, she became the first-ever African Union Special Envoy on Youth and is the youngest diplomat at the African Union Commission Chairperson’s Cabinet. Chebbi has founded numerous platforms, including the Youth Programme of Holistic Empowerment Mentoring (YPHEM), Afrika Youth Movement (AYM) – one of Africa’s largest Pan-African youth-led movements – and Afresist, a multimedia platform documenting youth work in Africa. She has also served on the World Refugee Council and Oxfam Independent Commission on Sexual Misconduct. Chebbi is the recipient of the 2019 Gates Foundation Campaign Award and was listed among Africa’s 50 Most Powerful Women by Forbes.

Dharmendra Kanani
Dharmendra Kanani

Director, Asia, Peace, Security & Defense, Digital & Chief spokesperson

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Prior to joining Friends of Europe, Dharmendra Kanani was director of policy at the European Foundation Centre (EFC). He was the England director at the Big Lottery Fund, the largest independent funder in the UK and fourth largest in the world. Dharmendra has held senior positions in the public and voluntary sector and advisor to numerous ministerial policy initiatives across the UK.

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Mary Robinson

first female President of Ireland, Chair of the Elders and Honorary Co-president of the Africa Europe Foundation

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Mary Robinson is a prominent Irish politician, widely recognised as having reinvented the office of the presidency during her time as President of Ireland. Mary’s passion for human rights and gender equality have seen her in the role of UN High Commissioner for Human Rights, as well as the Secretary-General’s Special Envoy in three roles. Through the Mary Robinson Foundation, as well as her current position at The Elders, she has been a leading voice in the climate justice debate. Mary serves as Patron of the International Science Council and Patron of the Board of the Institute of Human Rights and Business, is an Ambassador for The B Team, in addition to being a board member of several organisations including the Mo Ibrahim Foundation and the Aurora Foundation.

Vera Songwe
Vera Songwe

United Nations Under-Secretary-General and Executive Secretary of the Economic Commission for Africa and Member of the Africa-Europe Foundation Women Leaders Network (WLN)

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Frans Timmermans

European Commission Executive Vice-President for the Green Deal

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In his current role, Frans Timmermans oversees the EU’s ecological transition making Europe the first climate-neutral continent. He started his career in the Dutch Ministry of Affairs where he served in several roles both at home and abroad. He eventually served as the Dutch Minister of European Affairs and Minister of Foreign Affairs. In between, he also gained experience working in the Commission. Prior to his current position, he was the First Vice-President of the European Commission in charge of Better Regulation, Intern-Institutional Relations, the Rule of Law and the Charter of Fundamental Rights.

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