Partnering on Peacebuilding, Climate and Security in the Sahel Region: Opportunities and Lessons Learned
This high-level side event to the UN General Assembly will take stock of recent learning on climate-security and peacebuilding, focusing on how peacebuilding efforts might better address or mitigate the climate-related security risks. It will also consider how the Humanitarian-Development-Peacebuilding (HDP) nexus might be better leveraged to contribute to positive environmental peacebuilding and conflict prevention, and to climate adaptation and development in areas most vulnerable to the effects of climate change. The roundtable will focus on experiences in the Sahel region to identify and discuss policies, practices, and partnerships that might better advance climate-responsive peacebuilding, while also taking into account the particular needs and capacities of at-risk populations in the region.
Participants will include:
Denmark’s Minister of Foreign Affairs, H.E. Jeppe Kofod
Senegal’s Minister of Foreign Affairs and Senegalese Abroad, H.E. Ms. Aissata Tall Sall
Niger’s Minister of Foreign Affairs and Cooperation, H.E. Mr. Hassoumi Massaoudou
Mauritania’s The Minister of Foreign Affairs, Cooperation, and Mauritanians Abroad, H.E. Mr. Mohamed Salem Ould Merzoug
Norway’s Minister of Foreign Affairs, H.E. Ms. Anniken Huitfeldt
Germany’s State Secretary and Special Envoy for International Climate Action, H. E. Ms. Jennifer Lee Morgan
President of the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC), Mr. Peter Maurer
Assistant Secretary-General for Peacebuilding Support, Ms. Elizabeth M. Spehar
President and CEO of International Crisis Group, Dr. Comfort Ero
Moderator: Dr. Erica Gaston, Head of Conflict Prevention and Sustaining Peace Programme, United Nations University.
The roundtable discussion will start at 11.45 AM.
This side event is co-hosted by the Permanent Mission of Denmark to the UN in New York with the Permanent Missions of Niger and Senegal in collaboration with United Nations University Centre for Policy Research and adelphi.