1MTN East Africa carbon markets forum for Kampala

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1MTN East Africa carbon markets forum for Kampala
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1MTN, the nature-based carbon removal project developer in East Africa, has announced the East African Carbon Markets Forum, happening in Uganda in May.

The inaugural two-day forum is slated for May 9-10, 2024, in Kampala.

The event aims to create a dynamic platform for local and global stakeholders in the carbon market from both the public and private sectors.

“The forum will foster knowledge exchange, collaboration, and actionable discussions, driving advancements in sustainable development goals through innovative carbon market initiatives.” the event organisers say.

Additionally, the forum promises an engaging agenda featuring keynotes, thought-provoking panel discussions, and practical workshops. The event will also feature a lineup of industry leaders, policymakers, investors, and carbon market professionals.

Commenting on the forthcoming event, Anete Garoza, the co-founder of 1MTN, expressed excitement, stating, "Carbon markets, regulations, and enabling technologies are rapidly evolving, presenting a promising world for climate action. However, many stakeholders still have fragmented knowledge in this space.”

Garoza added, “1MTN, we are committed to driving this space forward and bridging the gap. The East African Carbon Markets Forum is the logical step forward, facilitating collaboration between local, regional, and international stakeholders."

UIA director general, Robert Mukiza expressed excitement to support and participate in the forum.

He noted that the event presents a crucial opportunity to showcase Uganda's commitment to sustainable development and to attract investment in the country’s burgeoning carbon market.

“We look forward to engaging with stakeholders, sharing our vision for a greener future, and fostering partnerships that will drive positive environmental and economic impact in our country." Mukiza said.

The first day of the forum will delve into the latest regulatory developments in the carbon market landscape, providing a unique platform for discussion and feedback on their implications.

Day two will shift the spotlight towards the intersection of climate finance in East Africa with carbon markets and corporate net zero goals.

Attendees will also explore investment opportunities in the region through a showcase of carbon projects.

The forum is organised in partnership with Seagrass, Verra, Innovation: Africa and the Uganda Investment Authority (UIA).

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