African Regional Conference of National Ethics and Bioethics Committees

When :

from Wednesday 12 February, 2020
09:00
to Saturday 15 February, 2020
16:55

Type of event :

Meeting by Member States or Institutions

Where :

Mombasa, Kenya

Contact :

David Onyango, d.onyango@unesco.org; Hugue Charnie Ngandeu Ngatta, hc.ngandeu-ngatta@unesco.org

The African Regional Conference of National Ethics and Bioethics Committees will take place in Mombasa, Kenya, from 12 to 14 February 2020, under the theme “Ethics of Climate Change”, in preparation for the 13th Global Summit of National Ethics/Bioethics Committees, scheduled to take place in Lisbon, Portugal, from 18 to 20 March 2020.

The meeting, hosted by the National Commission for Science Technology and Innovation (NACOSTI), and supported by the Kenya National Commission for UNESCO (KNATCOM), will be organized jointly in partnership with UNESCO and the World Health Organization (WHO), two of the UN agencies institutionally affiliated with the Global Summit process. It is designed to consolidate and harmonize an Africa-wide position.

The meeting will provide an opportunity:

• To discuss and agree on a common regional position on the ethical dimensions of climate change, as part of the preparatory process for the 13th Global Summit.
• To bring to the forefront the ethical dimensions of climate change and enhance better understanding of related issues;
• To create awareness among the public on climate change, through the collaboration with media entities; and
• To identify policy recommendations that address climate change challenges, especially the ethical aspects, based on the experts’ assessment and the lessons learnt from experience-based solutions.

The Global Summit on Bioethics brings together representatives of National Ethics/Bioethics Committee, and other experts in the field (Bioethicists, Philosophers, etc.), every two years, to reflect on the state of the field, and developments therein.