Continental Consultative Dialogue on the Impact of Climate Change on Women

Media Advisory: The Department of International Relations and Cooperation (DIRCO) will host a Continental Consultative Dialogue on “The Impact of Climate Change on Women – Preparing for Durban and Beyond”, scheduled for 19 – 20 November 2011 at the Department of International Relations and Cooperation (DIRCO) in Pretoria.

Members of the media are invited as follows:

Day one

Date :
Saturday,19 November 2011
Time: 08h30-19h00
Venue :  Department of International Relations and Cooperation (DIRCO), OR Tambo Building, 460 Soutpansberg Road, Pretoria

Day two

Date:
Sunday, 20 November 2011
Time: 09h00 - 13h30
Photo opportunity : 12h10-12h30           
Venue: Department of International Relations and Cooperation (DIRCO), OR Tambo Building, 460 Soutpansberg Road, Pretoria

Programme

Day one: Saturday, 19 November 2011

09h00 – 09h10 :  Welcome: Presiding Chair: Minister of Energy, Dipuo Peters

09h10 – 09h30 :   Opening Remarks: Minister of International Relations and
Cooperation, Maite Nkoana-Mashabane

09h30 – 09h45  : Documentary Tribute: Ms Wangari Maathai Founder: The
Green Belt Movement

09h45 – 10h00:  Strengthening the Voice of Grassroots Women: Reflections
on the Outcome of the South African National Summit

Baleka Mbete, Progressive Women’s Movement

10h00 – 10h15 :   The Road to Durban & Beyond: Challenges & Strategies to  Mainstream Gender into Climate Change Negotiations
                                               
Minister of Water & Environmental Affairs, Edna Molewa

10h15 – 10h30 :   Special Message of Support: Norwegian Ministry of Foreign
Affairs, Ambassador Kari Maren Bjørnsgaards

10h30 – 10h45 :  Building Effective Partnerships amongst Women to Secure
Climate Justice: Towards Durban and Beyond
                                               
Mary Robinson, President: Mary Robinson Climate Justice  Foundation

10h45 – 11h00  :  Building African Women’s Voices to engage with Climate
                             Change: Reflections on the Outcome of the SADC Regional
                             Consultation on Women & Climate Change

Minister for Women, Children & Persons with Disabilities,
Lulama Xingwana

11h00 – 11h15 : Tea Break

STATEMENTS OF SUPPORT

11h30 – 11h35: Madam Assetou Koite, President: Pan African Women’s Organisation

11h35 – 11h40 : Dr Agostinho Zacarius, United Nations Resident Coordinator

11h40 – 11h45: Tumusiime Rhoda Peace, Commissioner: Rural Economy and Agriculture: African Union

11h45 – 11h50 :  Dr. Tomaz Augusto Salomão, Executive Secretary: SADC

11h50 – 11h55 :  Dr Antonio Nord, Heinrich Boll Stiftung

11h55 – 12h30 : Interaction and Q&A

12h30 – 13h30: LUNCH

13h30 – 13h55: The impact of climate change on women in Africa: constraints and opportunities

Bineta Diop, Executive Director: Femmes Africa  Solidarite

13h55 – 14h15: Emerging Issues in Climate Change: Adaptation and
Mitigation Strategies in Africa

Janet Kabeberi-Macharia

14h15 – 16h00 : Commission 1: Continental Context of Climate: Change Challenges, Approaches and Strategies

Commission 2: Preparedness, Disaster Risk Reduction and  Building Community Resilience: Challenges, Approaches and Strategies

Commission 3: Adaptation and Mitigation Strategies: Challenges, Approaches and Strategies

Commission 4: Gender and Climate Change Finance: Empowering Women to lead in the New Green Economy: Challenges, Approaches and Strategies

16h00 – 17h00: Commission Wrap-up

17h00 – 19h00: KNOWLEDGE FAIR AND PROJECT EXHIBITIONS

Day two: Sunday, 20 November 2011

Presiding Chair: Minister of Energy Dipuo Peters

09h00 – 10h30 : Recap and Report back from Commissions

10h30 – 11h00: Tea Break

11h00 – 11h30 : Proposal and Adoption of Declaration

11h30 – 12h00 : Discussion and Summary by Chair

12h00 – 12h10 : Vote of Thanks: Chief Director: Gender, Department of International Relations and Cooperation – Ruby Marks

12h10 – 12h30: Photo Opportunity

12h30 – 13h30: Lunch

RSVP : Media Liaison: Ms Laoura Lazouras on 012 351 1256/ 076 904 8103/ lazourasl@dirco.gov.za

For general inquiries kindly contact Mr Nelson Kgwete on 076 608 8567

ISSUED BY THE DEPARTMENT OF INTERNATIONAL RELATIONS AND COOPERATION

OR Tambo Building
460 Soutpansberg Road
Rietondale
Pretoria 

16 November 2011

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