The BUILD Program (Building Capacity for Integrated Family Planning/Reproductive Health and Population, Environment and Development Action), led by the Panafrican Climate Justice Alliance (PACJA), held a side event at the #CountDownToGlasgow: Putting Africa at the heart of COP26 and COVID-19 Recovery conference in Abuja, Nigeria, on 14th July 2021. The side event aimed at profiling the integrated Family Planning (FP)/Reproductive Health (RH) and Population, Environment and Development (PED) model for climate change action and advocate for inclusion of this agenda in climate change response planning.
Specifically, the event sought to:
- Foster dialogue on the needs that are of priority to Africa in respect to reproductive health and the environment.
- Sensitize African policymakers and stakeholders on the nexus between FP/RH and climate change.
- Advocate for incorporation of FP/ RH issues into the African Civil Society Organizations (CSO) position ahead of the 26th UN Climate Change Conference of the Parties (COP26).