GABORONE, (Xinhua) --
Botswana is ready to host the 8th
General Assembly of the Consortium of African Funds for the
Environment (CAFE) to raise funds for climate change, Forest
Conservation Botswana (FCB) said Tuesday.
and Climate Financing”,the annual general assembly will be held
from Sept. 3 to 7 in Botswana’s tourism heartland Kasane,
attended by over 50 delegates from 16 environmental funds across
CAFE was founded in
2011 after a period of informal collaboration between several
African environmental funds.
Speaking during a
press briefing, Joshua Moloi, the chief executive officer of FCB,
said it is a well-known fact that lack of access to climate
finance affects environmental funds in Africa.
One of the main
objectives of CAFE is to catalyze support for the fund to access
resources from financial partners, part of which could be done
through collaborations by partner countries, he said.
The CAFE assembly
comes at a time when the FCB is in the process of seeking
accreditation for the green climate fund, which will be used to
address climate change adaptation and mitigation issues in
Botswana, according to Moloi.
To date, the CAFE
assembly has been hosted by Mauritania, Malawi, Cote d’Ivoire,
Cameroon, Uganda, Madagascar and Tanzania.