Africa

UN Environment’s Africa Office is supporting the continent’s journey towards sustainable development.

The Challenge
Africa faces serious environmental challenges, including land degradation, deforestation, biodiversity loss and extreme vulnerability to climate change.

But the region – which is home to roughly 15 per cent of the world’s population as well as some of its most iconic species – has enormous potential for sustainable growth and environmental conservation.

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What you can do

Climate change is the defining issue of our time and now is the defining moment to do something about it. There is still time to tackle climate change, but it will require an unprecedented effort from all sectors of society.

African Ministerial Conference on the Environment (AMCEN)

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  • About this office
  • Our team

UN Environment’s Africa Office is located in Nairobi, Kenya. We also have a sub-regional office for West Africa in Côte d'Ivoire, a liaison office in Ethiopia and an office in South Africa.

We work closely with the African Ministerial Conference on the Environment (AMCEN), which was established in 1985 following a conference of African ministers of environment held in Cairo, Egypt. 

Read more about our office, or browse previous editions of our newsletter.

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UN Environment, Africa Office

NOF Block 2, Level 1, South-Wing
P.O. Box 30552, 00100
Nairobi, KENYA

Our office is led by Regional Director Juliette Biao Koudenoukpo, a native of Benin. A full list of our team members is available here.