Africa Peace & Environment Summit

Exploring linkages, perspectives and solutions for Africa by Africa

13th-15th August 2024 Nairobi, Kenya

Introduction

Peace and the environment are inextricably linked. Amid the prevailing security and environmental challenges, it is crucial that stakeholders dedicated to peace and environmental causes at the local, regional, and global levels engage in a community-led conversation that promotes a greener, more peaceful and sustainable Africa.


What to expect?

As environmental degradation accelerates, the availability of essential resources that sustain lives and livelihoods diminishes, propelling communities into competition for the remaining resources. This heightened competition breeds political instability, social unrest and violent conflict leading to deteriorating peace.

The Africa Peace and Environment Summit 2024 aims to provide a platform for dialogue, collaboration, and action to address the interconnectedness of peacebuilding and environmental sustainability across the African continent. The focus of the summit will be to unite over 500 delegates from local communities across Africa, joined by various stakeholders. This diverse gathering will facilitate cross-sectoral collaboration and knowledge exchange to advance peace and environmental sustainability across the continent and beyond.

The summit will feature a diverse range of activities, including keynote addresses, podium discussions, panel sessions, World Café, exhibitions, creative performances, story-telling, and competitions for innovative projects. Participants will have opportunities to network, showcase their work, and collaborate towards advancing peace and environmental sustainability.


Who should attend?

The summit aims to unite delegates from local communities across Africa, joined by other stakeholders including environmentalists, peace practitioners, educational institutions, interfaith groups, youth, women, persons with disabilities, creative arts, business leaders, academia, media, government representatives, and international agencies.