Starting today in South Africa: “Increasing climate finance and adaptation for greater resilience in Africa”


An African Round Table on Climate will be held on May 7 and 8 in Johannesburg, under the theme “Increasing climate financing and adaptation for greater resilience in Africa”.

Key speakers at the conclave include UN Under-Secretary-General Amina Mohamed, Regional Director of the World Food Program (WFP) in Southern Africa Menghestab Hailé, UN SGA and Director-General of the African Risk Management Capacity Ibrahima Cheikh Diong and the Regional Director for Africa of the World Health Organization (WHO) Matshidiso Moeti.

Co-organized by leading global actors and renowned African institutions in the fields of climate change and food security, this roundtable aims to stimulate collaboration, innovation and coordination of efforts for sustainable change.

This conclave, which is held in a hybrid format, in-person and online, is designed to bring together stakeholders from various sectors, to address pressing challenges in the climate action and food security landscape in Africa.

Participants will take part in two days of discussions, interactive workshops and networking opportunities designed to identify the pressing challenges facing African countries in climate action and food security, while designing strategic interventions to respond to them.

It is also about sharing best practices through the interventions of leading experts and practitioners who are leading innovative approaches to climate adaptation, mitigation and sustainable agriculture.

Additionally, the event will build collaborative partnerships by connecting stakeholders from academia, governments, NGOs and businesses to co-create tailored solutions.

At the end of this meeting, participants will be led to set up a continental coordination platform, develop a plan for coordinated climate action, position stakeholders and countries for a response on a larger scale and create a group of pan-African climate action work for long-term impact.

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