UN RC, India conducted a country analysis on 4th August, in which all major organizations working with the UN were invited. Ajay K Jha, shared major development, climate change and sustainability concerns. The UNRC will develop a country plan based on the inputs received in the meeting.
Nature for Food systems is one of the 7 clusters (building blocks to facilitate UNEA theme, Actions for nature to achieve SDGs) organized by the UNEP towards the preparation of the UNEA 5.2, which will take place (virtually/hybrid/in person) in February, 2022. Ajay K Jha, Regional Facilitator is leading the Food Systems Cluster along with Dr. Angela Wright (World Farmers’ Organization) and Wali Haider (Farmers Major Group). A working group has been set up for taking forward the work of this cluster and had several meetings. A draft concept note has been finalized. A global consultation to will be held in middle of September. Preparatory Meetings were held on 18th and 22nd June and 29th July.
We contributed to the climate change and environment part of the Governance Review for 2020-21. PAIRVI/MAUSAM has been helping with governance review of climate change and environment part for many years. Governance review organized by WNTA is a comprehensive review of governance, gaps and concrete recommendations and demands covering economic, social and environmental sectors besides, governance, human rights, and democracy. The Review was released in a widely attended consultation on 26th July.
HLPF took place in New York during 6th to 15th July. The event was hybrid but majority of the participants participated virtually. Ajay K Jha, represented APRCEM in the MGOS Coordination mechanism which facilitated participation of CSOs from all over the world in the HLPF. Ajay also participated in MGOS CM meetings, Advocacy group Meetings, APRCEM meetings and briefings, a number of side events, bilateral meetings with the delegation of the Korea and Fiji, meetings with the UNDESA, Informal Consultations on the Ministerial Declaration and Strengthening ECOSOC; the High Level Segment of the ECOSOC. He also wrote several analysis and reflection on the Ministerial Declaration, which is the major outcome of the HLPF. The preparations started in the late May itself with APRCEM Meetings, Coordination Mechanism and Advocacy Group Meetings…
Strategic Planning workshop was organized on 25th May, 1st & 8th June. The objective of the workshop was to discuss recommendations from the Evaluation of APRCEM and come up with 3-5 years strategic plan. Approx. 50 participants representing Regional Coordination Committee (RCC) and thematic working group leads participated in the workshop.
Ajay K Jha participated in several Meetings including MGFC Meetings (5th April, 11th May, 21st May, 27th May), 154th Meeting of Committee of Permanent Representatives at UNEP (20th May), Cluster Leaders Meeting (14th April, 8th May, 31st May).
Ajay Jha addressed the closing session of the two days Asia Pacific Youth Forum, which was organized by Major Goup of Children & Youth, YFEED, and Stockholm Environment Institute (SEI). Fellow speakers included UNEP Director, Asia & the Pacific, ED of the ICIMOD and Food & Agriculture Officer, FAO, and Coordinator, UN DRR.