The overall goal of the Africa Mountains Regional Forum isto enhance collaboration and frame a regional agenda for sustainable mountaindevelopment challenges in African mountains.
Specific objectives of this forum are the following:
1.To provide an opportunity for differentsustainable mountain development stakeholders to enhance understanding ofcommon conservation and development issues in the region;
2.To share lessons and experiences in meetingthe conservation and development challenges including water, energy, foodsecurity and climate change in African Mountain regions;
3.To identify strategic actions to addressmajor emerging issues such as climate change in the region.
4.To promote linkages and collaborationbetween different stakeholders (governments, civil society and private sector)for a regional framework on sustainable mountain development in Africa
5.The Forum will also entail a special sessiondevoted to UNEPâ€™s inter-regional project â€œClimate Change action in developingcountries with fragile mountainous ecosystems from a sub-regional perspectiveâ€