Throughout 2022 BKMC’s Co-chair Ban Ki-moon and the EAA team have taken part in close to 100 bilateral meetings, spoken at over 20 events, and embarked on mission trips to locations including Germany, Ghana, Kenya, the UAE, and the UK. In terms of EAA’s outreach, the BKMC has published 5 op-eds by Co-chair Ban Ki-moon, reaching over 150 million readers, and reaching 1.9 million people on social media, enhancing awareness-raising efforts. The BKMC was active at global key events such as the Bonn Climate Change Conference, London Climate Action Week, Global Citizen Festival, and Stockholm+50, and on the sidelines of the Commonwealth Heads of Governments Meeting, Africa Climate Week, and the Conference on Climate Change and Development in Africa.
In the first half of 2023, the BKMC has conducted several mission trips to Germany and the UK, conducting high-level meetings between Co-chair Ban Ki-moon and Ministries, attending key events such as the UNFCCC SBSTA 58 in Bonn, the Climate Financing Summit in Paris and hosting a side event at London Climate Action Week 2023.
BKMC will seek to strengthen these partnerships and build new ones around the world in order to continue accentuating the need for financial support and capacity building to help smallholder farmers adapt to climate change.