Africa Regional Consultation with Major Groups and Stakeholders of Civil Society held in conjunction with the Fourteenth session of the African Ministerial Conference on the Environment (AMCEN), 7‐9th September 2012, Arusha, United Republic of Tanzania.
African Major Groups and Stakeholders’ Statement to AMCEN 14 1. Representatives of African Major Groups and Stakeholders met from 7th to 9th September 2012 in Arusha, Tanzania and discussed the African perspective on the implementation of the outcomes of Rio+20, the Preparations for the eighteenth Conference of the Parties to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change, and AMCEN organisational matters. 2. We identify the following as overarching priority areas of intervention to achieve sustainable development and address adverse Climate Change in Africa: i) Poverty eradication, ii) Access to quality Education for All, iii) Sustainable agriculture and food security, iv) Gender responsiveness, v) Adaptation, vi) Disaster preparedness and management, vii) Resource mobilization and management, and viii) Protection of environment and ecosystems.