The Coalition Hosts Parliamentary Dinner on Conservation & Development in Africa with Chris Grayling
The Coalition for Global Prosperity was delighted to co-host a private dinner in the House of Commons with the Conservative Friends of International Development (CFID) to discuss how Conservation & Development are two sides of the same coin, and how lifting communities out of poverty has a positive impact on local wildlife and ecosystems.
Guests included The Rt Hon Chris Grayling MP, Andrew Stephenson MP (Minister of State, DFID), Dr Niall McCann (National Park Rescue), Captain Luke Townsend MA, Baroness Anne Jenkin, Jeremy Lefroy MP, Harriet Baldwin MP, Fiona Bruce MP and representatives from civil society.
The dinner, chaired by Theo Clarke, explored the intersections between conservation and development in Africa, and how alleviating extreme poverty has a positive affect on the natural environment. Chris Grayling MP welcomed guests, and then Dr Niall McCann, Andrew Stephenson MP and Captain Luke Townsend provided opening remarks, followed by a chaired discussion.