Delegates from 26 African countries conclude gender and climate change sensitization training
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Delegates from 26 African countries, plus Canada, Jamaica and Philippines, today in Addis Ababa concluded a three-day sensitization training on gender and climate change, resolving to put necessary pressure on political leaders and African lead negotiators to integrate gender issues in climate change negotiations ahead of the 15th Conference of the Parties to the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change. The training, which was part of the implementation of the Nairobi Declaration, was organized by the United Nations Environment Programme, with the collaboration of the Economic Commission for Africa (ECA) and the United Nations Development Programme, (UNDP). In a statement at the closing, South Africa’s Deputy Minister of Water and Environment Affairs, Ms. Rejoice Mabudafhasi, said women were critical to the well-being and sustainable development of their communities and to the maintenance of the earth’s ecosystem, biodiversity and natural resources.