Climate and Energy Conference in Kigali

Call for participation in the Climate and Energy conference in Kigali.

It is an ambitious, global citizen deliberation feeding into United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) Conference of Parties (COP) 21 under World Wide Views -WWViews project.

It is a global citizen deliberation exercise, integrating citizen consultations in all participating countries on the same day across the world (June 6, 2015)

To participate Contact:

  • Organizer – Gakumba John, Nile Basin Discourse Forum in Rwanda -NBDF Rwanda,, +250782792690 and
  • Dushimiyimana Valentine, Rwanda Green Initiative,, +250781036276.

NBDF Rwanda intends to organise one vigorous WWViews national citizens meeting. The project is initiated in partnership with the Secretariat to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC), the French National Commission for Public Debate, the Danish Board of Technology Foundation, and Missions Publiques, with the support of the French Government, COP21 host. Partners from more than 50 countries around the world are currently involved in the project.

Being a global project it is important to ensure a strong representation in Rwanda and in Africa in general. The perspective of citizens in Rwanda is essential to include in the results given to policymakers gathering at COP21 in November 2015 in Paris to discuss future policy measures for climate and energy. A citizen’s consultation in Rwanda is therefore very timely and important. The views of the Rwandan citizens will indicate to national politicians and climate and energy negotiators how the public is prepared to deal with climate and energy, and they will be communicated by the WWViews Alliance to politicians and COP21 negotiators all over the world.

We intend to have a 100-120 citizens -national population representative stakeholders. • Participants will represent the: Rwanda’s Agro- Ecological zones, geographical habitation, Industrial sector, service sector, educationists, youth groups, literate and illiterate groups, indigenous groups, Religious groups, and gender, age group, conservationist, farmer etc

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