African Regional Conference on the Environment


We are delighted to provide you with preliminary conference details for the African Regional Conference on the Environment taking place in Cape Town , South Africa on 29-30 November 2018. This event will cover some of the burning environmental issues within the African region.



Topics include:

  • The future of water supplies in Africa: addressing the water scarcity, ground water pollution, and sanitation challenges
  • Extractive industries: maintaining the balance between economic development and a sustainable environment
  • Wildlife conservation and biodiversity protection
  • Maritime issues in African coastal states: maritime security and ocean pollution
  • Climate change impacts on Africa: challenges and opportunities
  • Urban waste management in Africa's cities
  • African regional and sub-regional judicial institutions: practical environment protection enforcement mechanisms 

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We look forward to seeing you in Cape Town.


Kind regards,

Conference Co Chairs


Eugene Smary

Warner Norcross & Judd, Grand Rapids, Michigan; Chair, IBA Energy, Environment, Natural Resources and Infrastructure Law Section (SEERIL)

Michelle Ouellette

Best Best & Krieger, California; Chair, Environment, Health and Safety Law Committee

Nene Amegatcher

Sam Okudzeto & Associates, Accra; Chair African Regional Forum 


Nkiruka Maduekwe

Nigerian Institute of Advanced Legal Studies, Nigeria; Regional Representative Africa Environment, Health and Safety Law Committee

Anthony Atata

Hallblack Law Firm, Lagos State; Vice Chair African Regional Forum


Pieter Steyn

Werksmans Attorneys, Johannesburg; Vice Chair African Regional Forum


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