The government of Equatorial Guinea has signed an agreement to host the headquarters of the Confederation of National Non-Governmental Organizations in Africa as part of its growing leadership role on the African continent. President Obiang Nguema Mbasogo also officially offered to host the headquarters of the African Union voluntary Youth Corps in a speech at the recent African Union Summit held in Malabo June 23 – July 1, 2011.
“The opening of the new headquarters of the Confederation of National Non-Governmental Organizations in Africa shows Equatorial Guinea’s support and solidarity toward our African neighbors and our nation’s commitment to President Obiang Nguema Mbasosgo’s call for African governments to take greater responsibility for the future of Africa,” said Minister of Missions Alejandro Evuna Owono Asangono.
The government of Equatorial Guinea has invested substantially in infrastructure, including airports, highways, and conference facilities, and Equatorial Guinea now offers significant advantages to organizations that locate their headquarters in the country.
The confederation will hold an international forum of civic organizations on climate change in the new world order in March 2012, its first official activity in Equatorial Guinea.
Lucien Tape Mambo, representing the Confederation of National Non-Governmental Organizations in Africa, at a signing ceremony in Malabo August 18, shared the goals and objectives of the agency, which are to limit the effects of climate change and to educate civil society and governments on the importance of this issue and the clearing of forests in Africa.