FP Virtual Dialogue: The Future of Conservation

December 7, 2022
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Investing in African-led solutions

Africa remains home to a quarter of the world’s living organisms, and its natural areas serve as one of the planet’s major “lungs” that help maintain global climate stability. Yet, the continent is experiencing a steady decline of its wildlife and natural areas due to rapid urbanization, agricultural expansion, and degradation from climate change. These losses have economic and social consequences for Africans, but they also threaten the entire planet through accelerated climate change, climate migration, and increased regional conflicts over dwindling resources.

Against this backdrop, Foreign Policy, in partnership with the African Wildlife Foundation (AWF), will bring together experts, advocates, policymakers, and funders for a solutions-based conversation exploring the balancing act needed between industrialization and preservation to ensure a sustainable future for the continent and the globe

Join the conversation with #AfricaForward.

 

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Event Details
December 7, 2022
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Speakers
Hailemariam Dessalegn
Former Prime Minister of the Federal Democratic Republic of Ethiopia; Chairperson, AGRA Board of Directors and Chair, AGRF Partners Group
Hailemariam Dessalegn was the second Executive Prime Minister of Ethiopia who served from August 2012 following the death of Prime Minister Meles Zenawi until his resignation an...
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Paulo Gomes
Founder, Orango Investment Corporation; Co-Founder, New African Capital Partners; Chairman, PGP and Partners
Paulo Gomes has over 30 years’ experience in sovereign and corporate advisory. He advises on strategy, structural projects and initiatives on the African continent. After 8 ye...
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Monica P. Medina
Assistant Secretary, Oceans and International Environmental and Scientific Affairs
Monica P. Medina was confirmed as Assistant Secretary for Oceans and International Environmental and Scientific Affairs on September 28, 2021.</sp...
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Monica Medina
Carol Pineau
Filmmaker and journalist
Carol Pineau is an award-winning filmmaker and journalist with nearly 20 years experience reporting on Africa. Her groundbreaking film, Africa Open for Business, and the advocac...
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Carol-Pineau-Foreign-Policy-virtual-dialogue
Kaddu Kiwe Sebunya
CEO, African Wildlife Foundation (AWF)
Kaddu Kiwe Sebunya took over as Chief Executive Officer of the African Wildlife Foundation (AWF) in January 2019, after serving as the AWF President since January 2016. With ove...
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Sebunya-Kaddu-Kiwe-2022
Andrew Steer
President & CEO, Bezos Earth Fund
Dr. Andrew Steer is the President and CEO of the Bezos Earth Fund, a $10 billion fund to address the pressing issues of climate change and nature in this decisive decade. Dr. St...