An all-day African Regional Consultative Workshop on Global Environmental Governance entitled Addressing Gaps in the Current IEG System was held on 10 August at the Makere University in Kampala, Uganda. Environmental Management for Livelihood Improvement (EMLI) hosted the event. The workshop aimed to provide a multi-stakeholder platform to exchange information, knowledge and experience on how Africa can formulate effective action on policies, strategies, programs and practices in the ongoing IEG reform process. The workshop also sought to strengthen Africa’s presence in the discussions on governance by raising awareness and building consensus. Particular focus was an assessment of the implementation of Multilateral Environmental Agreements (MEAs) in Africa and solicitation of ideas for broader reform of the international system.
Lead organizer of the GEG Project sponsored event was Robert Bakiika, EMLI Deputy-Executive Director and African Regional Representative at the UNEP Governing Council/Global Ministerial Environment Forum 2010. He found the sharings at the workshop very interesting. Participants expressed concern about Governments accountability, suggesting that the government should report back to the public after every international meeting. This idea was put forward in Uganda’s national media in the form of an Opinion Piece in The Daily Monitor and Robert’s Letter of the Week in The New Vision.
The GEG event in Kampala has been filmed, and the recorded material is in process of being turned into a 40 minutes long documentary as well as short movies. Podcasts will soon be available on this website under Multimedia > Governance in Film and at the GEG Vimeo account.
Read the 5-page Workshop Report from the GEG Event in Uganda.