On Tuesday 12th of April, during a workshop held at the Ministry of Energy by the Moroccan Association
of Teachers of Life and Earth Sciences (AESVT), Two Pan-African projects on climate change and
Sustainable energy were launched.
Organized in partnership with the Ministry of Energy Transition and Sustainable Development and the
Pan-African Climate Justice Alliance (PACJA), this workshop, brought about an opportunity to discuss
the various challenges and opportunities of the emission reduction, energy transition and the adaptation to
climate change.
Equally, during this meeting came about an opportunity to discuss the main features of the two
environmental projects carried out by the Association of Teachers of Life and Earth Sciences (AESVT)
and its partners, and also to exchange on the joint actions which have to be implemented, in order to
guarantee better support in this area.
During this meeting, majority of the debates and talks focused on how to support Morocco’s
environmental civil society in order to strengthen its position in Africa. They also, talked about raising
awareness of the major challenges which Morocco is facing in terms of sustainable development and
climate change. Furthermore, they debated about promoting Morocco’s climate strategy at the African
level.
In line with the Two Pan-African projects, the first project known as the GUARD Africa Project, aims at
unifying Africa’s action for resilient development in the post-COVID-19 era. This project is being
supported by the Swedish International Development Agency.
This project covers twelve different African countries which are, Zambia, Nigeria, Gabon, Ivory Coast,
Kenya, Ethiopia, Tanzania, Morocco, Botswana, Niger, and Rwanda.
Meanwhile on the other hand, the second project led by the African Coalition for Sustainable Energy
Access (ACSEA), focusses on the People-Centered energy transition in Africa.
This second project will take effect in five different African countries which are, Morocco, Nigeria,
Cameroon, Botswana and Kenya. (Ensuring a People-Centered energy transition in Africa through Robust Civil
Society Engagements)
This workshop later continued on Wednesday the 13th of April but this time in Casablanca. During this next
session, several debate topics came up which included, “Issues and challenges of Energy in Morocco and
Africa”, “Implementing the SDGs in Africa and Morocco” and also, detailed presentations of what the
different projects are about and how they will be communicated.
It should be noted that, in the course of this two days conference, a contract was signed between the Pan African Climate Justice Alliance (PACJA) and the Association of Teachers of Life and Earth Sciences
(A.E.S.V.T)
On the 19th of April 2022, this same conference will be held at the Reiz Continental Hotel, in Abuja,
Nigeria, under the theme “Ensuring a People-Centered energy transition in Africa through Robust Civil
Society Engagements.” Download Concept Note

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