Global Aid for Africa
About Us :
- GAA is a non-profit and an apolitical organization with Africa head office in West Africa (Cameroon), and global office in the United State of America and regional offices across Africa.
- The GAA collaborates with government and civil society at national, regional, continental, and international levels to build knowledge and skills that can help secure Africa’s future.
- The media is key to the GAA’s goal of improving accountability by providing independent analysis to the public.
- GAA has a network of 576 organizations spread throughout 24 African countries.
- GAA has close connections with the African Union and UN Missions.
To build ocean and land resilience in Africa at least 30% by 2030.
Approach biodiversity conservation across Africa in a way that fully integrates and respects indigenous leadership and indigenous rights. .
Improve lives of communities throughout Africa by accelerating the implementation of 30x30 to achieve 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development (SDGs).
Key to achieving the SDGs is helping Africans to conserve and manage their natural resources by safeguarding at least 30% of the ocean and land by 2030.
- To impacts traditional management, the transmission of indigenous and local knowledge and the potential for the sharing of benefits arising from the use and ability of IPLCs to conserve and sustainably manage biodiversity that benefits the broader society.
- Highlighting in the media the need for enhanced protections for Indigenous rights in the CBD Global Biodiversity Framework.
- Advocating for increased financial resources to secure land tenure rights for Indigenous Peoples, recognizing their essential role in achieving any 30×30 proposal.
- Supporting Path to Scale, an informal network of institutions aiming to secure the land and resource rights, conservation, and livelihoods of Indigenous Peoples, local communities and Afro-descendant Peoples to the levels necessary to meet 2030 global climate and biodiversity targets.
- Advocating through official submissions to the CBD (December 2018, November 2019, February 2020, and August 2021) that it recognize and promote Indigenous Peoples’ rights through the Global Biodiversity Framework and include Indigenous Peoples as central partners in the development and implementation of a new spatial target.
- Recommending that the input of IPLCs be better integrated across all aspects of the post-2020 framework and that a stronger target is developed specifically to advance IPLC priorities.
- Supporting Indigenous protected areas and Indigenous and Community Conservation Areas (ICCAs) and working with IPLCs to define culturally appropriate approaches to conservation, is critical to achieving not only the goal of 30×30, but any lasting goal to safeguard nature for the future.
- Supporting IPLCs to have their own voices represented directly in the CBD process This is in recognition of the obstacles that still exist for full participation and partnership of Indigenous Peoples in the CBD negotiation process.
Scientists agree that to prevent a mass extinction crisis, support a growing global population, and address climate change, we must conserve at least 30% of the planet by 2030.
GAA Advancing the Adoption of 30×30 in Africa by 2030
- Strengthen Africa on policy engagement around 30×30.
- Provide an opportunity for youth leaders to express a vision of the future they want.
- Frame and develop 30×30 as key elements of the holistic Global Aid for Africa (GAA), agenda for restoring 30% of ocean and land in Africa by 2030.
- Increase awareness on 30×30.
- Initiate discussions on how to facilitate implementation of the African 30×30 R, including mechanisms for coordination, collaboration, and reporting.
- Increase support from IPLCs for 30×30 and understanding of how these help their sustainable development agendas and 2036 of AU agenda.
- Creation of Africa “Youth HUB” for the operationalization of Adoption of 30×30 in Africa by 2030.
- Mediatization of 30×30.
Indigenous People and Local Communities (IPLC)
The identities, cultures, spirituality, and lifeways of Indigenous Peoples and Local Communities (IPLCs) are inextricably linked to biodiversity. GAA, IPLC community-based conservation have been effective….
HIS EXCELLENCY DR. AMY AMBATOBE NYONGOLO
Advisory Board Chair
MRS. GONNIE WALRETCH
STERRING ADVISORY COMMITTEE CHAIR
H.E MR. IGNACE GATA MAVITA
STEERING ADVISORY COMMITTEE
MRS. NDEUEMENI ELODIE DELOR itre
STEERING ADVISORY COMMITTEE
MR. FREDDY SHABANI
GAA SECRETARY GENERAL