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AWEPAAssociation of Western European Parliamentarians for Africa
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(40.) Personal interview with Elisa Muianga (Programme Officer, AWEPA), Maputo, January 12, 2010.
Similarly, AWEPA will work with African and European parliamentarians to ensure that international assistance for African adaptation is delivered and carefully monitored.
GraE*a Machel is President of the AWEPA Partnership Council and Founder and President of the Foundation for Community Development in Mozambique; Wangari Maathai , President of the Green Belt Movement, was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize in 2004; Mary Robinson , a former President of Ireland, is President of Realizing Rights: The Ethical Globalization Initiative.
Dr Jan Nico Scholten, president of Awepa came immediately to the point: "Climate change is an invisible monster with an enormous impact on all of mankind, especially on the poor regions suffer the most, especially Africa."
Par Granstedt, the secretary-general of Awepa, welcomed the minister's call for a deeper north-south dialogue by legislators.
The Association of European Parliamentarians for Africa (Awepa) is an international non-governmental organisation that supports parliaments in Africa and works to keep Africa high on the political agenda in Europe.
With its roots in the campaign to end apartheid in South Africa, Awepa now works in Africa from a development perspective to strengthen the core functions of parliaments: oversight, representation and legislation.
AWEPA has done much valuable work to strengthen parliamentary democracy in Africa.
Under the guidance of the conference chairman, Irish MP and AWEPA vice-president Brendan Howlin, the conference split into three groups--the first to develop guidelines for parliamentary action on creating a conducive environment for business, entrepreneurship, investment and trade; the second to draft a code of conduct for private sector and parliamentary engagement in sustainable development and poverty reduction and the third to put forward recommendations on the role of parliamentarians in improving access to finance.