From Commitments to Action towards Stockholm+50: Partnerships for the African Green Stimulus Programme

28 February 2022


On 28 February (12h00-13h30 EAT), join the Global Opportunities for Sustainable Development Goals (GO4SDGs) for the Side Event at 8th Session of the African Regional Forum for Sustainable Development: From Commitments to Action towards Stockholm+50: Partnerships for the African Green Stimulus Programme.

This side event will take place as part of the 8th Session of the African Regional Forum for Sustainable Development. It will contribute to African preparation and roadmap toward the International Meeting “Stockholm+50: a healthy planet for the prosperity of all – our responsibility, our opportunity”, to commemorate the 1972 UN Conference on the Environment which for the first time, brought environment into center stage for human well-being and development.

During the event recognized panelist will spotlight partnership building around two pillars of the African Green Stimulus Programmeclimate action and sustainable food systems, focusing on promoting sustainable circularity in Africa’s MSMEs and SMEs. These discussions will contribute to the Stockholm+50 stakeholder deliberations under Leadership Dialogue 2: Achieving a sustainable and inclusive recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic.

The event is organized by Global Opportunities for Sustainable Development Goals (GO4SDGs), the UN Economic Commission for Africa, and the African Development Bank.

Speakers at the event will include:


  • Ambassador Njambi Kinyungu – Deputy Permanent Representative; Mission of the Republic of Kenya to the United Nations tbc
  • Ambassador Johanna Lissinger Peitz – Permanent Mission of Sweden to the United Nations tbc
  • Mr. Stephan Contius – Head of Division; United Nations, Developing Countries and Emerging Economies; Federal Ministry for the Environment, Nature Conservation and Nuclear Safety; Germany tbc
  • Mr. Jean-Paul Adam – Director, Technology, Climate Change and Natural Resource Management Division; UN Economic Commission for Africa
  • Mr. Steven Stone – Deputy Director; Economy Division; United National Environment Programme (UNEP)
  • Ms. Davinah Milenge Uwella – Principal Program Coordinator; Climate Change and Green Growth Department; African Development Bank Group
  • Ms. Kyesubire Greigg – President; SME Founders Association
  • Mr. Ayman Cherkaoui – Senior Manager; Strategy; Mohammed VI Foundation for Environmental Protection

Join us on Monday 28th February 2022 from 12:00 Noon East Africa Time via Zoom: https://us06web.zoom.us/j/87854677889

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