ROA plays a key role in ensuring that environmental
considerations are the engine driving Africa along the road to recovery,
stability and sustainable development. The office closely collaborates
with many partners to put Africa on the global map where critical environmental
issues are discussed and addressed.
With the United Nations system-wide special initiative
on Africa, and in line with the
Executive Director's definition of support to Africa as one of UNEP's
concentration areas, ROA emphasizes building capacity for early warning
and environmental assessment and ensuring that proper mechanisms are put
in place for economically sound development. Key areas also include the
provision of clean water and reversal of land degradation.
Regional cooperation retains the highest priority as
the means to achieve these goals. As host of the AMCEN Secretariat, ROA
is able to ensure and strengthen cooperation between UNEP and the major
regional and sub-regional partners. The AMCEN forum is also the main vehicle
for reviewing environmental issues and identifying priorities for action
at all levels and for enlisting the support of the African Development
Bank and other financial institutions and donors to mobilize financial
resources to curb environmental degradation and help eradicate poverty.
Mobilizing financial resources for UNEP, especially
for UNEP activities in the regions.
For more information contact the Regional Information Officer
The Regional Information Officer
Tel: 254 20 762 4292
PO Box. 30552