Programme of Events
The inaugural event of this year’s Africa Regional Resilience Hub was held on 31 August 2022 at Africa Climate Week in Libreville, Gabon, and online. The CDKN-hosted event focussed on strategies for unlocking finance for locally-led action. Speakers called for governments and development finance institutions to be better prepared to respond to communities’ priorities for climate resilience.
Featured panelists came from organisations working on climate change adaptation and resilience in African communities: Alpha Ndungu of Hivos East Africa, Sarah Weruka of Slum Dwellers International (SDI) Uganda, Melanie Chirwa of SDI Malawi, and Esperanza Karaho of Adaptation Consortium, Kenya. The event was welcomed by CDKN’s Michelle Du Toit and moderated by Ameil Harikishun of the Global Resilience Partnership.
A second Africa Hub event at Africa Climate Week – ‘Looking to COP27 from the regional level: Critical asks and solutions from the ground’ – showcased how communities are advancing locally-led adaptation through governance and finance models.
The virtual programme from 19-22 September will include 16 sessions on the priority themes of finance and investment, food and agriculture, resilient infrastructure, water and natural ecosystems, and cities and urbanisation. Cross-cutting themes include gender and social inclusion, and engaging and amplifying local voices.
Register for the virtual programme here.