Green Investments: Climate Finance in Sub Saharan Africa

Green Investments: Climate Finance in Sub Saharan Africa

Date: Oct 26, 2022

Time: 20:30 to 22:00 (KST/GMT+9)


Sub-Saharan Africa (SSA) is the region least responsible for global climate change and most vulnerable to its impacts. However, the current levels of climate finance in SSA are falling drastically short of its needs.
This session will provide a situational analysis of the current levels of funding approved by multilateral climate funds vs the funds disbursed, flow of funding towards countries / sectors and commitments made by various organizations to accelerate climate finance to the region.

 Event Agenda:

Welcome Remarks 
H.E. Ban Ki-moon, President of the Assembly and Chair of the Council, Global Green Growth Institute (GGGI)  (video message)
Opening Remarks
Mr. Vamsi Duraibabu, Regional Investment Lead – Africa Region, GGGI 
Event Speakers and presentations: 
 1. Climate disclosure: The role of the Task Force on Climate-related Financial Disclosure (TCFD) recommendations in mobilising climate finance 
Speaker: Ms. Fiona Quinlan, Senior Consultant,  Climate Risk & Disclosure, Mott MacDonald 

2. A Climate Venture Captial Fund Platform for Africa 
Speaker: Mr. Marcus Watson, Director, KawiSafi Ventures 

3. Access to Finance for SMEs 
Speaker: Mr. Aaron Adu, Managing Director, Global Shea Alliance 

4. Land-based financing for the sustainability transition – A promising instrument with a shortcoming to fix 
 Speaker: Mr. Klaas Kresse, Assistant Professor, Department of Architecture, Ewha Womans University 
5. Infrastructure Climate Resilient Fund 
 Speaker: Mr. Elie Aloko, Vice President, Business Development, Africa Finance Corporation 
Open Discussion/Q&A
Facilitator: Mr. Vamsi Duraibabu, Regional Investment Lead – Africa Region, GGGI  
Closing Remarks
Dr. Malle Fofana, Director and Head of Programs, Africa, GGGI
Event Details
  • Start Date
    October 26, 2022 8:30 pm
  • End Date
    October 26, 2022 10:00 pm
  • Status