Africa Environment Outlook 3 (AEO 3) - Authors guide



Management Authorities that produce reports and are in charge of National State of Environment reporting and conducting Environmental Impact Assessments. Some governments have also set up public health institutes and health-related research centres that are producers and users of health-environment indicators and data. 2. Regional bodies: These include regional bodies such as the United Nations Economic Commission for Africa (UNECA), the United Nations Department of Economic and Social Affairs (UNDESA), New Partnership for Africa’s Development (NEPAD), African Development Bank (AfDB) and sub-regional economic entities such as the Economic Community Of West African States (ECOWAS), East African Community (EAC), Intergovernmental Authority for Development (IGAD), Southern African Development Community (SADC) and the Arab Maghreb Union. Particular attention needs to be given to policy and programmatic environment-health issues dealt with by these regional bodies. Lessons learned and good practices as well as emerging issues from them would be useful to the authors of the various AEO-3 chapters. 3. International Research Centres: Some universities and research centres in other countries conduct research in the region, and are able to provide data and expertise. For example, NASA and the University of California have a climate model that looks at the relationship of the drought in North Africa and changes in vegetation. The Centres for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) in the United States has information on some of the emerging diseases, while other countries have communicable diseases centres (CDCs) as well. 4. International Organisations: The WHO and UNEP GEO data portal and the Africa data portal hosted at GRID-Nairobi are the major sources of information for the AEO-3 report. Other divisions in UNEP are able to provide information on data for specific themes (eg climate change and health). Other notable international organisations that could provide data to the AEO-3 include: •• World Conservation Monitoring Centre (WCMC) •• World Health Organization (WHO) •• The WHO, Office of Global and Integrated Environmental Health (Health and Environment Analysis for Decision Making (HEADLAMP)) •• World Resources Institute (WRI)

•• United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) •• International Development Research Centre (IDRC) •• United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) •• Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) •• United Nations Human Settlements Programme (UN-HABITAT) •• Consultative Group on International Agricultural Research (CGIAR) (including the International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI) and the International Centre for Research in Agroforestry (ICRAF)) •• Centre for International Forestry Research (CIFOR) •• ConventionSecretariats(UnitedNationsConvention on Biological Diversity (UNCBD); Convention on Wetlands of International Importance, especially as Waterfowl Habitat (Ramsar Convention); World Heritage Conventions (WHC); and the Convention on Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES), among others) •• UN World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) •• International Institute for Environment and Development (IIED) •• International Institute for Sustainable Development (IISD) •• World Bank •• International Centre for Insect Physiology and Ecology (ICIPE), Nairobi 5. Other Institutions, NGOs and Initiatives that could provide data include: •• Smithsonian Institution •• Stockholm Environment Institute •• Conservation International •• International Union for the Conservation of Nature (IUCN) •• World Wildlife Fund for Nature (WWF) •• African Wildlife Foundation (AWF) •• Birdlife International •• Royal Botanic Gardens at Kew •• Charity organizations working on health in Africa •• Medical Library Association •• Millennium Ecosystem Assessment •• Southern African Sub Global Assessment 6. International, regional and sub-regional networks: •• Africa Environmental Information Network (AEIN) •• Africa Network of Environmental Journalists (ANEJ) •• Arab Regional Environmental Information Network (AREIN) •• Network of African Environmental Lawyers

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