Tropical Forests and Climate Change Adaptation (TroFCCA) West Africa Kick-off Meeting

06 - 08 Jun 2006,

Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso, June 6-8, 2006

The TroFCCA project in West Africa will hold its first regional kick off meeting June 06-08, 2006 in Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso, to formally launch its activities in the region. This meeting will also provide the following opportunities:

  • Jointly identify and prioritize highly vulnerable forest goods and service sectors to climate change at both national and regional scales,
  • Share views on a common methodological approach in evaluating vulnerability and adaptation of key sectors of national and regional interest to climate change, and
  • Initiate regional policy dialogue on climate change adaptation.

During this meeting, the national focal points (Mali, Burkina Faso and Ghana) and some invited participants will share their national, regional and international experiences and strategies on adaptation to climate change. The meeting will also explore the opportunities for transboundary activities crucial for biodiversity conservation, natural resource flow and transhumance activites which are directly relevant for climate change adaptation in the region. The outcome of the meeting is expected to involve jointly developed national and regional climate change adaptation initiatives for implementation, and a set of future milestones and follow up mechanisms.

For more information, please contact:

Dr Johnson N Nkem
Regional Coordinator
TroFCCA-West Africa
Phone:(+226) 50 30 47 42 or (+226) 76 04 01 51

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