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King Charles III Welcomes ANAES Initiative, by ARCOS and CBA, During State Visit to Kenya

Nairobi, November 1, 2023 – His Majesty King Charles III, accompanied by Her Majesty Queen Camilla, embarked on a state visit to Kenya. As part of his visit, His Majesty attended an event celebrating the enduring legacy of the Nobel Laureate, the late Professor Wangari Maathai.
In a notable development, His Majesty, who also established the Circular Bioeconomy Alliance in 2020, was introduced to the newly launched African NGOs Alliance for Environmental Sustainability (ANAES), an initiative by the Albertine Rift Conservation Society (ARCOS), Circular Bioeconomy Alliance (CBA) and committed NGOs in Africa. His Majesty embraced and commended this initiative as a vital solution to address environmental challenges on the continent.
ANAES, a collaborative endeavour between ARCOS and CBA, represents a unifying force that brings together 32  committed conservation and development NGOs from 18 African countries to work together to restore biodiversity and put nature back to our economy and community livelihoods.
His Majesty visited one of ARCOS’ sites in Rwanda in 2022 during the Commonwealth meeting in Kigali. During this visit, he had the opportunity to witness collective landscape restoration efforts aimed at enhancing climate change resilience in the region.

His Majesty King Charles III during his visit to one of ARCOS landscape restoration sites in Rwanda

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