As part of Geneva Peace Week, this webinar aims to:

(1) discuss the main challenges and opportunities for accelerating and diversifying climate finance in fragile and conflict-affected settings across the African continent;

(2) take stock of good practices and lessons learned in devising innovative and integrated climate finance that promotes peacebuilding goals as well as integrating climate-security into peacebuilding financing mechanisms; and

(3) infer concrete recommendations on how to advance integrated, sustainable and predictable climate finance to advance peacebuilding and sustainable development in Africa.

Moderated by Ambassador Ahmed Abdel-Latif, Director General, Cairo International Center for Conflict Resolution, Peacekeeping and  Peacebuilding (CCCPA), the speakers include CPI’s Daniela Chiriac:

Ambassador Hussein Alfa (Seyni) Nafo, Current Spokesperson of the African Group of Negotiators (AGN) and Special Advisor to the President of Mali

Mr. Marcus Lenzen, Senior Adviser & Deputy Chief, Peacebuilding Fund, UN Peacebuilding Fund 

Mr. Jerry Velasquez, Director Mitigation and Adaptation, Green Climate Fund (GCF)

Mr. Gareth Phillips, Chief Climate Change and Green Officer, African Development Bank (AfDB)

Ambassador Johanna Lissinger Peitz, Senior Advisor at the Ministry of Environment, Sweden

Ms. Daniela Chiriac, Senior Consultant, Climate Policy Initiative (CPI)

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