More than 1,000 participants, including heads of State and government ministers, will gather in Nairobi on Monday, 28 October, to launch the annual Global South-South Development Expo.
The Secretary General of the African Federation of Environmental Journalists (AFEJ) H.E. Mr. Daud Abdi Daud was invited to participate the event and he will meet on Tuesday October 29,2013 the unveil international football super star Yaya Touré who is the newest UNEP Goodwill Ambassador and Yaya Toure will talk to the media fraternity on Tuesday.
The event, which leverages the partnership of more than 20 UN agencies, is the world’s preeminent forum for showcasing, sharing and scaling up innovative local solutions to global problems. Solutions “for the South, by the South” will take centre stage throughout the week.
Highlights of the Expo will include:
MONDAY 28 October
· Opening Ceremony to feature Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta, Chinese Vice-Minister of Environmental Protection Wu Xiaoqing, UN Deputy Secretary-General Jan Eliasson, UNEP Executive Director and UN Under-Secretary-General Achim Steiner and other high level speakers (10 a.m. – 11:30 a.m., Conf Room 2)
· Ribbon cutting with President Kenyatta and Mr. Eliasson to inaugurate the Expo’s exhibition pavilion (select media only, footage will be available) (11:30 a.m. – 12 p.m., Pavilion)
· Leadership Round Table to feature Mr. Eliasson and UNEP Executive Director Achim Steiner, moderated by Kenyan CNN journalist Zain Verjee (2 p.m. – 4 p.m., Conf Room 2)
· Forum on Ecological Civilization to feature Mr. Eliasson, Mr. Steiner, Prof. Judy Wangalwa Wakhungu, Kenyan Cabinet Secretary for Environment, Water and Natural Resources, and others (5 p.m. – 6:30 p.m., Conf Room 2)
Mr. Daud will be busy to meet also during the week event the regional authorities representing African governments and the global at large.