Tourism and Environment: Launch in Rabat of prefiguration studies on Congo Basin Blue Fund

 

 

The State Secretariat for Sustainable Development hosted, yesterday in Rabat, a workshop to validate the terms of reference of the prefiguration study on the Congo Basin Blue Fund. A memorandum of understanding was signed by Nezha El Ouafi, Secretary of State for Sustainable Development, and Arlette Sudan Nonault, Minister of Tourism and the Environment of the Republic of the Congo and Technical Coordinator of the Congo Basin Climate Commission, with a view to launching the study.

 

 

A memorandum of understanding was signed by Nezha El Ouafi, Secretary of State for Sustainable Development, and Arlette Sudan Nonault, Minister of Tourism and Environment of the Republic of the Congo and Technical Coordinator of the Congo Basin Climate Commission, with a view to launching the prefiguration study on the Congo Basin Blue Fund. The signing thus came to crown the deliberations of the validation workshop on the Terms of Reference (TOR) of the study.

 

 

During the meeting, focal points of the Congo Basin Blue Fund blue and members of civil society of the Central African sub region conducted the technical validation of the terms of reference for the pre-figuration study of the Congo Basin Blue Fund.

 

 

In her opening speech, Mrs Arlette Soudan-Nonault, Minister of Tourism and Environment and Technical Coordinator of the Congo Basin Climate Commission, stressed the importance of the meeting, which comes at a timely moment given that the technical validation of the terms of reference by the members of the ad hoc Regional Committee will create a consensus around the main results expected from the study.

 

 

With funding in the region of USD 500,000, as emphasized by Mrs Soudan-Nonault, thanks to contributions from UNDP, the German Cooperation (GIZ) and the Moroccan cooperation, this Congo Basin Blue Fund prefiguration study will establish clear guidelines that will help the appointed consultancy develop reliable proposals that are likely to inform the decision-making of the Heads of State and Government of the member countries of the Congo Basin Climate Commission.

 

 

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