Events

Expert conference

Sustainable use of resources in the extractive industries: the role of local content provisions

Local content provisions in the extractive industries: Efforts by national and regional actors to support enterprise development as part of the value chain.
Sub-Sahara Africa possesses one of the largest shares of resources in the world. However, the mining industries have failed to contribute to social and economic growth for the larger population. The conference aims to discuss how local value chains can become more sustainable in order to generate economic growth and opportunities for everyone. At the same time the access to raw materials from African countries is essential for manufacturing industries worldwide in order to secure a transition to green energy technologies. The conference combines both aspects and will discuss the roles and responsabilities of different actors to support these social and economic transitions to achieve sustainable development for all.

Expert conference

THE LAKE CHAD BASIN REGION: YESTERDAY, TODAY AND FUTURE PROSPECTS

Between humanitarian crisis and climate change
This workshop will look at future prospects of the lake Tschad Basin region. Participants from the academia, the parliament, policymakers, civil society organizations, the media as well as development partners are expected.

Workshop

"COP IN CAMEROON : COP CHEZ NOUS 2018" Towards COP 24

Sub regional training for young Climate Ambassadors
The workshop will train African young Ambassadors on climate negotiations methods as preparation to their participation to COP 24. Furthermore, the training session will enable the participants to identify regional projects.

Book presentation

Presentation and donation of books of Konrad Adenauer Stiftung to cameroonian Universities

Presentation and donation of books of the Konrad Adenauer Stiftung to Cameroonian universities.Scheduled universities: Yaoundé, Douala, Dschang, Bangangte.

Book presentation

Presentation of the book " The State of Biofuels Development in Cameroon"

The presentation of the book, which was edited by S2Services based in Douala and KAS Regional Programm for Climate Policy and Energy Security in Subsaharan Africa, will take place on the 22th of August 2018 at the Hilton Hotel in Yaoundé, Cameroon.

Workshop

Workshop "implementing LDN in Africa: Means, legal instruments and institutional challenges?"

Organized by the Konrad Adenauer Stiftung, the German Environment Agency, GIZ and the University of Nairobi, the goal of the workshop is to enable an effective implementation of policies on land degradation and soil protection, in particular Africa.

Book presentation

Official presentation of KAS publication "Environmental Law and Policy in Cameroon"

Presentation of a KAS Publication on "Environmental Law and Policy in Cameroon" in Yaoundé, at ENAM (École Nationale d'Administration et de Magistrature).

Workshop

Workshop on Information and Training of Women in the fight against Climate Change, Foumban, Cameroon

Workshop in partnership with the Momafon Rabiatou Njoya Foundation.

Event Reports

Meeting with Madame Patricia Espinosa, Executive Secretary of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change

The Meeting took place on the side of the African Ministerial Conference on the Environment (AMCEN) held in Libreville Gabon from 10-11 June 2017.

Event Reports

Scheduling of a workshop with Namibian Minister of Environment and Tourism and Namibian Environment Commissioner

Namibian Minister of Environment and Tourism Mr Pohamba Shifeta and the Namibian Environmental Commissioner Mr. Teo Ngitila plan to co-organize a Workshop on " the implementation of NDC in Namibia on the way to COP 23".

Event Reports

Statement and key messages by the african major groups and stakeholders to the sixteenth session of AMCEN

The statement was officially presented to AMCEN during the Ministerial Conference on 15 June 2017 at the Radisson Blu Conference Centre, Libreville, Gabon.

Event Reports

Meeting with Dr. Rosalie Matondo, Congolese Minister of Forestry, Sustainable Development and Environment

The Cameroon based Climate Policy and Energy Security Programme for Sub-Saharan Africa of the Konrad Adenauer Stiftung (KAS) had an official meeting on the side of the 2017 AMCEN meeting (held in Libreville, Gabon from 12 – 16 June 2017) with Dr. Rosalie Matondo, the Congolese Minister of Forestry, Sustainable Development and Environment.

Event Reports

Workshop on "The State of Energy Security in Nigeria on the way to COP 23"

KAS, Climate Policy and Energy Security Programme for Subsaharan Africa hosts successful workshop on "The State of Energy Security in Nigeria on the way to COP 23" in Lagos Nigeria, from 1-3 June 2017

Event Reports

Meeting with Cameroonian traditional Kings: Royal Responsibility for Climate Change

The meeting, which was co-organized by the Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung and GIZ (Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit), took place on the 06 th of June 2017. A couple of topics were addressed, among which the travel experiences of the Cameroonian Kings and Princesses (from April 28 to May 9 in Germany), the Royal Responsibility for Climate Change and the involvement of traditional structures in international cooperation and Germano-Cameroon relations. The meeting was held in the offices of the Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung in Yaoundé.

Event Reports

Visit of the Cameroon Academy of Sciences to the Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung in Yaounde

On the 26th May 2017 representatives of the Cameroon Academy of Sciences visited the new Konrad-Adenauer Office in Yaoundé in order to discuss future collaboration opportunities.

Event Reports

Roadmap for Sustainable Biofuels and Bioenergy in southern Africa

Regulatory Frameworks for Improved Development Potential
On Wednesday, 3rd of May 2017 at 16:30 the Regional Program for Climate Policy and Energy Security of the Konrad Adenauer Stiftung together with the DROP Program at Stellenbosch University and the Konrad Adenauer Stiftung National Office of South Africa contacted a Book Launch on sustainable Biofuels.

Event Reports

Green Urban Development Prospects in Africa

by Johannes Hügel

From 26th to 27th of April a delegation of African parliamentarians and city mayors visited Brussels in occasion of their one-week study tour to Europe, organized by Dr. Oliver Ruppel, Director of the KAS Regional Programme for Sub Saharan Africa. At an evening event, organized by the MNED Brussels, the participants discussed with Jens Gieseke, MEP and Diederick Zambon, Head of the Public Sector Sub-Saharan Africa of the European Investment Bank, on "Green Urban Development Prospects in Africa". This report gives a summary of the respective topics discussed on the event.

Event Reports

Book launch: "Roadmap for Sustainable Biofuels in southern AFrica: Regulatory frameworks for improved development?"

On 3rd May 2017, the Vice Rector Research and Innovation of Stellenbosch University, Prof. Dr. Eugene Cloete launched a newly published book called “Roadmap for Sustainable Biofuels in southern Africa: Regulatory frameworks for improved development?”. The legal and transdisciplinary book was edited by Prof. Dr. Oliver C. Ruppel and Dr. Holger Dix. The book launch was organized by the Konrad Adenauer Foundation’s Regional Programme for Climate Policy and Energy Security for sub-Saharan Africa and held at the Stellenbosch Institute for Advanced Study (STIAS).