H.E. Paul Kagame , President of Rwanda
Kigali Call to Action:
About The Congress
The IUCN Africa Protected Areas Congress (APAC) is the first ever continent-wide gathering of African leaders, citizens, and interest groups to discuss the role of protected areas in conserving nature, safeguarding Africa’s iconic wildlife, delivering vital life-supporting ecosystem services, promoting sustainable development while conserving Africa’s cultural heritage and traditions.
Why have an African Protected Areas Congress?
The overarching objective of the IUCN Africa Protected Areas Congress (APAC) is to position Africa’s protected and conserved areas within the broader goals of economic development and community well-being and to increase the understanding of the vital role parks play in conserving biodiversity and delivering the ecosystem services that underpin human welfare and livelihoods.
Focus & Delivery
The congress will focus on 3 key streams;
“We owe ourselves and to the next generation to conserve the environment so that we can bequeath our children a sustainable world that benefits all.”