African Biodiversity Summit

Prior to the UN Biodiversity Conference, the Government of Egypt, in collaboration with the Secretariat of the Convention on Biological Diversity, the African Union, the African Ministerial Conference on the Environment and other partners, is organizing an African Biodiversity Summit on 13 November 2018 (

The theme of the Summit is “Land and ecosystem degradation and restoration: Priorities for increased resilience in Africa”.

The Summit will bring together environment ministers and key partners to discuss and provide policy and strategic guidance on Africa’s biodiversity priorities and future work programmes, identify opportunities for African countries to adopt a coordinated approach to addressing the challenges of biodiversity loss, climate change, and land degradation, promote synergetic implementation of the three Rio conventions – the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD), the United Nations Convention to Combat Desertification (UNCCD) and the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change‎ (UNFCCC).

For all issues related to the African Biodiversity Summit, kindly address all communication, including enquiries or clarification requests to the following e-mail: [email protected]. Please include the Country or Organization name in the subject line.

The African Biodiversity Summit documents are available on the website of the Convention at:

African Ministerial Declaration on Biodiversity