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104 Organizations Worldwide Endorse AHOA’s Statement of Support for COP29 Presidency, Azerbaijan

As anticipation builds for the upcoming 29th UNFCCC Conference of Parties (COP29) in Azerbaijan, Afrihealth Optonet Association (AHOA) has garnered support from 104 organizations worldwide in endorsing their statement of solidarity with the COP29 Presidency and the host country.

In a letter dated March 5, 2024 and addressed to the COP29 Presidency and signed by AHOA coordinator Dr. Uzodinma Adirieje, the coalition expressed unwavering support for Azerbaijan’s leadership role in guiding the global community towards a sustainable and resilient future amid pressing environmental challenges.

Highlighting the urgency of addressing climate change, the statement commends the dedication and leadership demonstrated by both the COP29 Presidency and Azerbaijan in advancing climate action on the international stage.

It emphasizes the crucial need for bold and decisive actions to mitigate the impacts of climate change, protect vulnerable communities, and preserve ecosystems for future generations.

AHOA lauds Azerbaijan’s commitment to fostering dialogue, cooperation, and innovation in climate resilience, citing initiatives such as “Troika – Mission 1.5” as evidence of the country’s proactive stance towards sustainable development.

The coalition expresses optimism that Azerbaijan, with its rich cultural heritage and diverse natural landscapes, will continue to champion climate change and environmental stewardship efforts during COP29.

It anticipates meaningful collaboration, ambitious commitments, and a course towards a more sustainable and equitable future for all under Azerbaijan’s leadership.

Recognizing the pivotal role of civil society organizations (CSOs) in driving climate action, the statement underscores the importance of grassroots movements and advocacy campaigns led by CSOs in raising awareness and mobilizing resources.

About AHOA

The Afrihealth Optonet Association (AHOA) is a Civil Society and Non-State actors global Network of 2,400 organizations representing, working with, and reaching target populations in 106 (One Hundred & Six) countries across all the continents.

With its Google group of about 40,000 (forty thousand) participants from all over the world, AHOA is well-positioned and available to Governments, Development Partners, Agencies, Institutions, Professional Bodies and Organizations including the UNFCCC/COP29 Presidency, in reaching and defining their objectives, advancing their work and achieving their target/mandates.

AHOA promotes sustainable citizen participation (SCP) to address, prevent and mitigate human and development challenges in Health and Human Welfare; Environment, Biodiversity, Ecosystem and Energy; Nutrition, Agriculture and Food Security; and Governance, Gender and Human Rights; including climate change, disasters, wars, escalation of weapons, global warming, famine, water shortage, floods, epidemics/pandemics, diseases, poverty, capacity challenges, housing, transport, food security, radioactive contamination, electromagnetic field (EMF) risks to life, cyber risks, economics, governance, gender-based violence (GBV), violence against women and girls (VAWG), and cross-generational resource challenges.


By Dare Akogun


Dare Akogun

Dare Akogun is a dynamic media innovator, strategic communication professional, and seasoned climate and environmental sustainability journalist with over 10 years of influential contributions to the media industry.

He Currently serving as the Head of Digital Media, Senior News Editor, and a presenter at Sobi FM 101.9, a leading radio station in Ilorin, Nigeria.

Dare is on a mission to leverage his media innovation expertise and project management skills to produce high-quality, accurate, and engaging content, while advocating for reduced fossil fuel consumption, especially coal, to combat effect of global warming.

He has covered comprehensively environmental issues and COP conferences, including COP28 in Dubai last year , COP 27 in Egypt, and the United Nations Least Developed Countries conference in Doha, in 2023.

He is a recipient of fellowship to be part of a 15 team of journalists selected worldwide to cover the Berlin Energy Transition Dialogue 2024.

He has a Master's Degree in Mass Communication, from the University of Lagos, a Bachelor's Degree in Journalism from the Lagos State University and also a
Certification in Business Administration and Management, from the Babson College, Massachusetts, United States of America.

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