The role of the AEWA Sub-Regional Focal Point Coordinators (SRFPCs) in Africa is to guide implementation of the Agreement (in particular the AEWA Plan of Action for Africa) at the sub-regional level, as well as motivate and initiate action and provide advice for implementation.

Each of the five sub-regions in Africa - Northern, Eastern, Southern, Western and Central Africa – is represented by a SRFPC. The SRFPC is by default the AEWA Standing Committee regional representative for the respective sub-region. For sub-regions with no Party representative on the AEWA Standing Committee, the AEWA National Focal Points from that sub-region nominate a SRFPC from among themselves.

The concept of AEWA SRFPCs for Africa was established by the 5th Meeting of the Parties to AEWA through Resolution 5.9.  

See the Terms of Reference adopted by the AEWA MOP7 (December 2018) for more information on the roles, responsibilities and functioning of the SRFPCs.

The current Sub-regional Focal Point Coordinators in Africa are:

 

NORTHERN AFRICA
Ms Nadjiba Bendjedda

Ms Nadjiba Bendjedda

AEWA National Focal Point for Algeria & Regional representative for the Middle East and Northern Africa on the AEWA Standing Committee

E-mail: bendjeddanadjiba@yahoo.fr

 
EASTERN AFRICA
Mr. Kumera Wakjera

Mr Kumera Wakjera

AEWA National Focal Point for Ethiopia

E-mail: matikume@yahoo.com or ewco@ethionet.et

 
SOUTHERN AFRICA
Ms Humbulani Mafumo

Ms Humbulani Mafumo

AEWA National Focal Point for South Africa & Regional representative for Southern and Eastern Africa on the AEWA Standing Committee & Vice Chair of the AEWA Standing Committee

E-Mail: hmafumo@environment.gov.za

 
WESTERN AFRICA
Mr Kouassi Firmin Kouame

Mr. Kouassi Firmin Kouame

AEWA National Focal Point for Côte d’Ivoire & Regional representative for Western and Central Africa on the AEWA Standing Committee

E-mail: firkouame@yahoo.com

 

 
CENTRAL AFRICA
Mr Frédéric Lambert Bockandza-Paco

To be confirmed