DECLARATION at the end of the 16th Regional Forum of the Coalition for the Protection of African Genetic Heritage
Delegates from national coalitions belonging to the Coalition for the Protection of African Genetic Heritage (COPAGEN), representing various national organizations from nine (9) West African countries, namely the eight (8) WAEMU countries, the Republic of Guinea and members of allied organizations, met from June 14 to 16, 2023, as part of the 16th edition of the COPAGEN Regional Forum, to reflect on the theme: "Biodiversity and climate change: issues, challenges and prospects for sustainable food systems in Africa".
They produced a declaration which you can find below in English, French, Portuguese and Spanish.
Please note that the English, Spanish and Portuguese versions have not been produced by COPAGEN. A translation has been made by the Forum des Luttes secretariat. Only the French version is binding on the collective behind this declaration.
The declaration in French :
The statement in English :
The declaration in Portuguese :
The declaration in Spanish :