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The Africa, Climate Change, Environment and Security (ACCES) Dialogue Process and Forum
The negative impacts of climate change on security in Africa as focus of an international forum
11 October 2010
Yesterday, 11 October 2010 in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, the Madariaga-College of Europe Foundation, in partnership with the Institute for Environmental Security, organised the ?Dialogue Forum on Climate Change and Security in Africa?, pre-event to the 7th African Development Forum arranged by the UN Economic Commission for Africa, the African Union Commission and the African Development Bank on from 11 to 15 October.
The Forum is part of a larger Dialogue Process, the Africa, Climate Change, Environment and Security (ACCES), which is aimed to address the security risks of climate change and facilitate the building up of resilience capacities and preventive mechanisms in Africa.
The Dialogue Process will promote the setting up of multilateral and multi-level collaborative platforms aimed at working out "fundable" projects through combining both "top-down" and "bottom-up" approaches.
A Steering Committee to be established after the Dialogue Forum will ensure the integrated/ coordinated follow up and the horizontal coherence and make efforts to set up a solid framework and mechanism for a sustainable, long-term Dialogue Process.
Other participant organisations to this initiative include the Folke Bernadotte Academy, the European Union Institutions and Member States, UNEP, FAO, the International Organization for Migration, the European Investment Bank, the Global Water Institute and the Parliamentarians Network for Conflict Prevention and Human Security.