Africa Regional Meeting adopts actions for new programme on the poverty-environment nexus for the Sustainable Development Goals

The Poverty-Environment Initiative of the UN Development Programme and UN Environment organized an Africa Regional meeting in Naivasha, Kenya, from 21 to 25 November 2016. The meeting brought together government representatives from ministries of finance, planning, environment and key natural resource sectors from seven countries across the region (Burkina Faso, Mali, Mauritania, Malawi, Mozambique, Tanzania and Rwanda).

The meeting agreed on 14 action points to further poverty-environment mainstreaming in the concerned countries, strengthen aspects of project management and prepare for the closing of the current Poverty-Environment Initiative projects and preparation of a new programme with a focus on the poverty-environment nexus for implementation of the Sustainable Development Goal implementation. 

The presentations and resource material from the meeting can be accessed at:

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