Building Partnerships to Curb Unsustainable Charcoal Production,
Use and Trade


7 - 8 May, 2018, Mogadishu Somalia

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CONFERENCE NOTE

Charcoal production in Somalia not only destroys the environment and contributes to loss of livelihoods and food insecurity, it also funds the elements and organisations behind conflicts.

The production of charcoal continues to be on the rise ever since the start of civil war in Somalia. The breakdown of state institutions in 1991, protracted conflict, weakening of traditional systems of decision-making, vague tenures or resource ownership, illegal imports of huge quantities of Somali charcoal by neighbouring countries of the region, absence of alternative sources of energy and limited livelihoods options for a large “warring & marginalised” population have led to unsustainable production, trade and use of charcoal.

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Aden Adde International Airport

Mogadishu, Somalia


May 7 to 8, 2018

Monday - Tuesday (09:00 AM to 05:00 PM)


CONFERENCE GOALS

The main goals of the International Conference on Charcoal are highlighted below:

  1. Raise awareness about the devastation being caused by the unsustainable Charcoal Trade, Production and Use in Somalia

  2. Lay the foundation for a comprehensive international and national response to deal with the unsustainable trade of charcoal from Somalia

  3. Build regional alliances comprising national governments, regional/ international organisations, civil society organisations, private sector, international development partners, and UN entities to endorse the Framework of Action proposed under PROSCAL

  4. Contribute towards the priorities of National Development Plan 2017-2019 and implementation support (technical and financial) for the activities proposed under PROSCAL;

  5. Exchange knowledge and share best practices that can be implemented in Somalia.

OUTPUTS OF THE CONFERENCE

Three major outputs are envisaged from the Conference

  • Raise awareness about the devastation being caused by the unsustainable Charcoal Trade, Production and Use in Somalia


  • Lay the foundation for a comprehensive international and national response to deal with the unsustainable trade of charcoal from Somalia


  • Build regional alliances comprising national governments, regional/ international organisations, civil society organisations, private sector, international development partners, and UN entities to endorse the Framework of Action proposed under PROSCAL

OUR SPEAKERS

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Hassan Ali Khayre

Prime Minister of Somalia

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Mr. Peter de Clercq

Deputy Special Representative
of the Secretary
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julliette Biao

Office Director
UN Environment Africa
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Dr. Abdullahi Elmi Mohamed

Enviromental Issue Expert

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Dr. Mohamed Shamun

Sc.D King Abdullahi University

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Charles Cater

Somali Eritrea Monitoring Group
(SEMG)
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Abdiqani Farah

Puntland State of Somalia.

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Johnathan Brookes

FAO/SWALIM.

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Aden Adde Int. Airport

Mogadishu, Somalia

MAY 07 - 08, 2018

09:00 AM - 05:00 PM

20 Speakers

PM and Many Industry Leaders

Free Lunch & Snacks

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EVENTS SCHEDULE


The titles of the event sessions are given below.

# Session Speakers Time Venue
1 Registrations 08:30 Main Hall
2 High Level Opening and Key Note Address Prime Minister Hassan Ali Khayre, Mr. Peter de Clercq and Juliette Biao 09:00 AM Main Hall
3 Press Conference VIP Press Conference 09:30 AM Main Hall
4 Somalia’s Degrading Environment: Causes and Consequences of Deforestation. Dr. Abdullahi Elmi Mohamed (PhD) 10:30 AM Main Hall
5 The Charcoal Trade Charles Cater 10:45 AM Main Hall
6 The Environmental and Socio-Economic Impacts of the Charcoal Johnathan Brookes 11:00 AM Main Hall
6 Question and Answers. Chair facilitates discussion 11:00 AM Main Hall
7 Consumption of Charcoal and implications on the Rate of Deforestation in Somalia Question and Answers. Chair facilitates discussion Abdiqani Farah 11:15 AM Main Hall
7 Questions and Answers Session Chair facilitates discussion 11:30 AM Main Hall
8 Presentations and Panel Discussions: 3 Parallel Sessions Panel Discussions and Presentations 01:30 PM Main Hall
9 Discussion and Key Recommendations on the way forward 03:00 PM Main Hall
# Session Speakers Time Venue
1 Working Groups to identify 3 Key Recommendations for Future Action 3 Parallel Sessions 09:00 AM Main Hall
2 Building Consensus, Framework of Action Chair: Minister of Livestock, Forestry and Range Co-Chair: UN Environment 10:30 AM Main Hall
3 Presentations from the 3 Working Groups - Key Recommendations Panel Discussions 11:00 AM Main Hall
4 EU Presentation 01:30 PM Main Hall
5 Sweden Presentation Vincent Kutai 01:40 PM Main Hall
6 Italy Presentation Guglielmo Giordano, Italian Cooperation Director 01:50 PM Main Hall
7 Discussion and Key Recommendations and the Way forward 02:00 PM Main Hall
8 Road Map for Future Action Government of Somalia & High-Level representatives (Prime Minister/Deputy Prime Minister, Deputy SRSG/RC/HC) and Regional Countries sum-up discussions and announce the Road Map for Future Action. 03:00 PM Main Hall

To be announced later


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7 - 8 MAY, 2018

Aden Adde International Airport,
Mogadishu, Somalia

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