Renewable resilience: Sustainable energy in practice

Renewable resilience: Sustainable energy in practice

Day 1
16:15 – 17:45
Bastion 1+2


This session will look at cases where local communities have had a voice in deciding on energy production and use, and explore the logic that informs those responses. The cases will highlight resilient responses to energy challenges in different regions of the Commonwealth.

The Cases


Case 1: Representing the Pan African Climate Justice Alliance, Augustine Bantar Njamnshi will discuss a discrete case in Africa where clean and renewable energy has taken root.

Case 2: Anare Matakiviti, Energy Programme Coordinator at IUCN Oceania will present a case from the Pacific region.



Augustine Njamnshi

Augustine Njamnshi Commonwealth People's Forum 2015 speakerAugustine B Njamnshi is a lawyer with 21 years of environmental policy and governance advocacy in Cameroon and the Central African sub-region. He has long experience in legislative and policy drafting in the areas of Access to Genetic Resources and Benefit Sharing, Biosafety, Biosecurity, Access to Environmental Information and Public Participation in decision making. Augustine has also held and continues to hold several elected positions representing African Civil Society of the environment sector at the international level. He has been the pioneer Chair of the Pan African Climate Justice Alliance 2008-2012 and UNEP Major Groups Representative for Africa 2010-2012. Currently he holds the positions Executive Secretary at the Bioresources Development and Conservation Cameroon, The Francophone African Coordinator of The Access Initiative, The Chair of Political and Technical Affairs of the Pan African Climate Justice Alliance and has been re-elected as the African Civil Society Representative on the World Bank’s Forest Carbon Partnership Facility as well as the Carbon Fund.

Watch Augustine on campaigning for climate change justice in Africa.


Anare Matakiviti

Anare-Matakiviti-Commonwealth-Peoples-Forum-CPF2015-speakerAnare Matakiviti (Fiji) is the Energy Programme Coordinator at the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) Oceania, which helps the world find pragmatic solutions to our most pressing environment and development challenges.

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