Third Aswan Forum for Sustainable Peace and Development slated for 21-22 June 2022

The Third Edition of the Aswan Forum for Sustainable Peace and Development is set to take place under the theme, “Africa in an Era of Cascading Risks and Climate Vulnerability: Pathways for a Peaceful, Resilient and Sustainable Continent” on 21-22 June 2022 in a hybrid format in Cairo. 

The  Forum’s  third  edition  will  address  a  number  of  Africa’s  priorities,  including  enhancing cooperation to combat terrorism, overcoming the effects of the Covid-19 pandemic, achieving food  security, and  advancing post-conflict  reconstruction and  development efforts;  reflecting Egypt’s keenness to advance the African cooperation agenda at a critical juncture in international relations. 

This year’s edition of the Aswan Forum has special significance as it will be building up to the 27th session of the Conference of the Parties (COP 27) to the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC), to be hosted by Egypt in November 2022. Accordingly, it will place emphasis on examining the impacts of climate change on sustainable peace and development efforts in Africa.  

The  preparatory  process  has  already  started  with  a  series  of  workshops  seeking  to  develop forward-looking and action-oriented recommendations for consideration during the Forum. 

As the Champion of Post-Conflict Reconstruction and Development in Africa, Egypt  took the initiative  to  launch  the  Aswan  Forum  for  Sustainable  Peace  and  Development  during  its presidency of the African Union in 2019. The Forum, with two previous editions, serves as a high-level  platform,  bringing  together heads  of  state  and  government,  leaders  from  regional  and international organizations, the private sector as well as civil society to thoroughly discuss the challenges  facing  the  African  continent  and  propose  holistic  and  innovative  approaches  to strengthen  the  interlinkages  between  peace,  security,  and  sustainable  development  in cooperation with a number of international partners. 

The Strategic Partners of the Third Edition of the Forum include the Government of Japan, the Government  of  Sweden,  and  the  African  Development  Bank  Group.  The  Cairo  International Center for Conflict Resolution, Peacekeeping and Peacebuilding (CCCPA) acts as the Secretariat of the Aswan Forum for Sustainable Peace and Development. (End)