Africa Regional Mountains Forum, 2018

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In 2014, ARCOS and its partners organized the first Africa Regional Mountain Forum (ARMF), an event that was held in Arusha, Tanzania, under the theme: “Towards a shared mountain agenda for Africa”. The forum offered an opportunity for stakeholders to discuss ways to integrate mountains in ongoing development agenda at national and regional levels and to enhance collaboration for

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