Memorandum for a participatory, sustainable and fair ecological transformation in Africa

Africa is one of the continents most affected by the effects of climate change. Morocco and other African countries are facing this challenge and have developed national adaptation strategies. So far, however, civil society has hardly been involved in this transformation, although its involvement could strengthen the process in the long term.

Against this background, the Heinrich Böll Foundation Morocco has launched a four-year program transformAfrica in 2017 to support civil society initiatives and networks in Morocco and Africa. Within the framework of the programme, working groups with participants from Morocco, Kenya, Nigeria, Senegal, South Africa and Tunisia have carried out various projects, including projects on energy, agriculture and waste management, which support a socio-ecological transformation in Africa from a civil society, scientific, journalistic and artistic perspective.

In 2017 and 2018, the nexus Institute supported the Heinrich Böll Foundation in the implementation of the program, among other things by accompanying working groups and moderating conferences and workshops.

To conclude the programme, nexus was commissioned to write a memorandum for a participatory, sustainable and fair ecological transformation in Africa. Based on the various activities of the programme and supplemented by expert interviews and desktop research, the memorandum is intended to achieve various goals:

To summarize arguments for a participatory, sustainable and fair ecological transformation
develop policy recommendations for the implementation of socio-ecological transformation processes for Morocco and Africa from the activities of the programme
Develop elements for a new vision for socio-ecological transformations in Africa

The memorandum is to be presented and discussed at a workshop in October 2020.

Client: Heinrich Böll Foundation Rabat
Duration: 04/2020 – 10/2020
Team: Dr. Thomas Blanchet (project management)

Project logo: Heinrich Böll Foundation