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APAC Leadership Dialogue Plenary Agenda for Tuesday 19th July

July 19, 2022 @ 8:30 am - 10:00 am

This Leadership Dialogue will be a synthesis of the key challenges & opportunities of Protected & Conserved Areas in Africa to: a).
set the tone & introduce the congress; b), present the status of Protected & conserved Areas in Africa in Africa & their major
challenges (especially management effectiveness & governance); c). introduce the ambition of new target & challenges to achieve it
– in Marine & terrestrial; & where the opportunities lie & how to seize them, with a keen focus on OECMs. There will be a special
video on the status of protected & conserved areas with panel reflections. Helen Gichohi will moderate this High-Level Plenary.

Key Note Addresses by:

1) Hon. Najib Balala, Minister of Tourism & Wildlife, Kenya tbc
2) Hon. Sharon Ikeazor, Minister of State for Environment, Nigeria
3) Kaddu Sebunya – CEO & President of AWF

There will be a panel (75-100 minutes) with the following panellists:

  1. Hon. Najib Balala, Minister of Tourism & Wildlife, Kenya tbc
  2. Minister of Environment Madagascar tbc
  3. Hon Lee White, Ministre des Eaux, des Forêts, de la Mer, de l’Environnement, Chargé du Plan Climat & du Plan d’Affectation
    des Terres, Gabon tbc
  4. Juliette Biao Koudenoukpo, Executive Director, UN Forum on Forests
  5. Charlotte Karibuhoye, Head of Strategic Alliances & Director, MAVA Foundation
  6. Alfred Oteng – Yeboah, Chair of IPBES / IPCI steering committee
  7. David Obura, Marine biologist & Co-Founder of CORDIO EA tbc
  8. DG UNESCO tbc
  9. Maxi Pia Louise, Director, Namibia based Community Organizations Network – NACSO

Video: Elizabeth Maruma Mrema, UN CBD
This will be followed by an open Q&A session & a concluding summary by the moderator


July 19, 2022
8:30 am - 10:00 am


KCC Auditorium


Philip Murithi
Leo Niskanen