Ramsar Regional Meeting for Africa, 2011


African Regional Preparatory Meeting
Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso
3-8 October 2011

Results of the Meeting

UPDATED: 08 November: The Ouagadougou Commitments document is posted  in English.

The Ramsar Secretariat is pleased to announce the meeting report is here and in PDF here.

For the list of presentations, click here.

A Press Release from Afrique Environnement Plus is posted here, in French, with an interview with Ramsar Secretary General, Anada Tiéga.

Listen to these 3 reports, in French, of the meeting:
Titre : Emission "C'est pas du vent" Les Zones Humides : Enjeux et Perspectives pour l’Afrique.
Réalisateur : Anne Cécile Bras rfi
Technicien : François Porcheron rfi

1ère partie - Préserver les zones humides en Afrique : C'est vital !  Here.
2ème partie - Préserver les zones humides en Afrique : C'est vital !  Here.
Reportage sur la parc Bangr-Weoogo :  Here.


The Programme [PDF] for this meeting is available.

The Programme of Side Events [PDF] is also available.

There will also be an African Dialogue on wetlands governance and valuation of wetlands services. [PDF] The purpose is to promote good governance and enhance wetlands services in Africa through a regional consultation. This will also include a workshop for journalists.

Interview (French only, currently): 5 Questions for CONEDD Permanent Secretary, Mamadou Honadia, in preparation of the African meeting of the Ramsar Convention. Mamadou Honadia is an environmental engineer specializing in climate change. He is the operational focal point of the Fund for Global Environment , Permanent Secretary of the National Council for Environment and Sustainable Development. He is responsible, with forty employees, to ensure the integration of sustainable development principles into national policies ( sector ministries and local authorities ). To do this, we provide among other things , coordination of conventions for the generation of Rio including the Ramsar Convention on Wetlands.

Terms of Reference


Workshop on understanding and making use of data outputs from the IUCN PanAfrica Freshwater Biodiversity Assessment 

Information Packet - English PDF

Urban Park Bangre Weogo
(English only) PDF

Presentation of Lake Bam, Ramsar Site No. 1880

Lake Bam Presentation - PDF


To Register: 

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The purpose of the registration form is to confirm your participation at the African Regional meeting for preparation of Ramsar COP11 which will take place in Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso from 3rd-8th October 2011; and to facilitate other logistics for the delegates. It is recommended that you use an official passport or service passport in order to facilitate the delivery of visa.

Every Participant is REQUESTED to complete this form and return it via post and/or email by 15th August 2011, to:

The Assistant Advisor for Africa/Senior Advisor for Africa, Ramsar Secretariat, Rue Mauverney 28, CH-1196 Gland, Switzerland Tel: +41 22 999 0172/0164
Fax: +41 22 999 0169. Email: africa@ramsar.org and ouedraogo@ramsar.org

Hotel Information:

The location of the meeting will be at the Splendid Hotel, located in the centre of the city of Ouaga, very close to the airport.

Le Splendid
1108, Avenue Kwamé N’Kruma
01 BP 1715 Ouagadougou 01
Tél. : 226 50 31 72 78/79/82
Ligne de réservation : 226 50 31 24 54
Fax : 226 50 31 72 91

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