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Banjul 19 July 2016 - Mr. Ousmane Sow, the Permanent Secretary of the Gambian Ministry of Environment, Climate Change, Water, Wildlife and Fisheries gave the Official launch of formulated additional Protocols to the Abidjan Convention. National Consultations on the additional Protocols of the Abidjan Convention (Integrated Coastal Zone Management, Sustainable Management of Mangrove, Environmental Standards on Oil and Gas) and discussion on Amended Text of the Abidjan Convention, will be held in countries of the Convention’s area.

Photo ©: Richard Dacosta Abidjan Convention

The main objectives of these meetings aim at (i) reviewing the last 3 protocols and texts of the Convention and its contingency plan and (ii) prepare for validation at upcoming COP12 of the Abidjan Convention which is scheduled for March 2017 in Banjul.

The official ceremony which started on Monday, 18 July 2016 in Banjul, The Gambia gathered about forty national experts from various sectors such as environment, forests, water resources, right to the environment, parks, tourism, fishing, marine issues, projects and national programmes. Among the participants, 20 have been sponsored by the government of Gambia.

At the end of the proceedings, the texts will be submitted to plenary for restitution.