Francophone Climate Justice Gathering : Reflect! Resist! Rise! SUMMARY NOTE
Francophone Climate Justice Gathering: Reflect! Resist! Rise! May 18 – 20, 2021 SUMMARY NOTE
Francophone civil society movements and allied organizations across 13 countries in North, West and Central Africa met in Abidjan, Cote d’ Ivoire from 18 to 20 May 2021 as the first of a series of sub-regional gatherings hosted by the Africa opens in a new windowClimate Justice Group (AFCJ). The AFCJ is an emerging platform that is helping to strengthen the progressive opens in a new windowclimate justice movement in Africa. The local host was Jeunes Volontaires pour l’Environnement (JVE), a group committed to supporting opens in a new windowclimate justice struggles. The event took place in the context of deepening interconnected crises impacting on Francophone Africa, including the climate and ecological crisis, the COVID-19 pandemic/health crisis, poverty and inequality crisis, debt crisis, political crisis and much more. The event sought to engage participants around these issues, to build solidarities, and to strengthen progressive action.