CAIRO - 10 June 2022: Egypt's Permanent Mission to the African Union, in cooperation with the Cairo International Center for Conflict Resolution, Peacekeeping, and Peacebuilding (CCCPA), held a panel discussion on climate change's repercussions on security and safety in Africa.
In a statement on Friday, the Foreign Ministry said the panel discussion comes as a part of a series of events organized by the Egyptian Embassy in Ethiopia, in cooperation with the African Union, in light of Egypt's preparations for hosting the UN COP27 Summit.
In this regard, Egypt's Ambassador to Ethiopian Mohamed Gad said the climate change consequences on security and safety come out of the weakness of the local communities' capabilities in Africa to adapt to climate change, therefore they change their residential places.
Meanwhile, CCCPA Director Ahmed Abdel Latif pointed out that Africa is the most affected and least able to deal with the repercussions of climate change, stressing the importance of building the African countries' capabilities to adopt a comprehensive approach to dealing with climate change issues.
He noted that the coming edition of the Aswan Forum for Sustainable Peace and Development would focus on climate change.
African Union Commissioner Josefa Sako and Special Representative of the Secretary-General to the African Union Parfait Onanga-Anyanga took part in the event.