The Secretary General of the Somali Media for Environment, Science, Health and Agriculture (SOMESHA) H.E. Mr. Daud Abdi Daud plans to arrive to Addis Ababa, Ethiopia in order to attend the Third Annual Conference on Climate Change and Development in Africa (CCDA-III), scheduled to take place from 21st to 23rd October 2013 at the United Nations Conference Centre in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. The Conference is organised under the auspices of the Climate for Development in Africa (ClimDev-Africa) programme, a joint initiative of the African Union Commission (AUC), the African Development Bank (AfDB) and the United Nations Economic Commission for Africa (ECA). The theme for this year’s conference is “Africa on the Rise: Can the Opportunities from Climate Change Spring the Continent to Transformative Development?”
The CCDA-III brings together policy makers, scientists and practitioners to deliberate on the above question under five sub-themes. The first sub-theme will explore the value of climate services, while the second will address the role of climate policy in building resilience to the impacts of climate change in Africa. The third sub-theme will explore climate finance options in Africa, while the fourth will address the question of green economy in the African context. Finally, sub-theme five will deliberate on Africa’s place in global climate change negotiations. The Conference will create a platform for experts, policy makers, practitioners, the private sector, media and civil society to collectively deliberate on Africa’s transformative development agenda in the face of climate change, based on research, analytical findings and a range of experiences. It will provocatively explore alternative options for accelerating Africa’s transformative development and address challenges arising from climate change.
Mr. Daud Abdi Daud of SOMESHA did a tremendous meetings with some prominent Somalia civil society members who are working in the field of the Environment and Agriculture including the Somalia Agriculture Technical Group (SATG) and Somalia’s Coastal Development Organization (CODO) and discussed some mutual concerns in the field of Climate Change in Somalia in order to present at the conference. He also did a contact with the Ministry of Fishing and Natural Resources of Somalia and seeks advice from them ministry.