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The 10th Delhi Sustainable Development Summit

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From: 05/02/2010
To: 07/02/2010
Location: Taj Palace, New Delhi, India

Donald Kaberuka, President of the African Development Bank Group, was represented by:

Anthony Okon Nyong, Head of Unit, Gender Climate Change and Sustainable Development Unit.

The Delhi Sustainable Development Summit is a unique high level global forum organised by TERI for the analysis and debate on some of the most crucial environmental and climate change challenges being faced by humanity at large.

Informed discussions among participants from governments, international agencies, corporate organisations and institutes provide critical mass, for formulation and delineation of strategies to take the sustainable development agenda forward.

This event is the first major gathering of leaders post COP15, Copenhagen, Denmark with about 20 Heads of States and many more ministers in attendance. The overarching theme for this year is "Beyond Copenhagen: New Pathways to Sustainable Development".

Anthony Okon Nyong addressed the summit on 5th February, 2010 and he highlighted the Bank's activities on mainstreaming climate change into development. He projected the key Bank initiatives in this area, and the lessons learned thus far.

Mr. Nyong stressed that the regional development banks must play a considerable role in any post Copenhagen financing mechanism. He called on the international community to support the efforts of President Kaberuka in making Africa a part of the solution to climate change.

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