EGYPT - ICF 2022 & African Ministers Meeting

Financing Mitigation & Adaptation

Panel 6

Investing in Sustainable Infrastructure for a Just Transition 

Day 3 | 13:00 ─ 14:30

With rising temperatures and the increasing likelihood of natural disasters, strengthening the resilience and adaptive capacity of all countries to these climate– related hazards become a key issue. Investments in sustainable infrastructure is crucial, as it reduces the hazards of extreme weather events such drought, flash floods and cyclones. Green, blue, and grey infrastructure play an indispensable role in reducing disaster risk. The world we imagine in 2050 is yet to be built, and building purposefully planned, sustainable infrastructure goes hand in hand with ecosystem restoration and protection, reduction of disaster risk and the increased resilience of communities especially in Africa. This workshop aims to explore how international cooperation can effectively tap into the planning, operating, and mainstreaming of sustainable infrastructure through multilateral stakeholder engagement.

 

Workshop 1

Innovation for Climate Action 

Day 1 | 13:00 ─ 14:30

The session will bring together the concerned development partners, entrepreneurs, and climate activists to voice their input and share innovative solutions as well as their experience with addressing environmental issues such as disaster risk mitigation instruments. It will focus on the power of innovation in influencing the climate agenda and shifting productive patterns to complement and enhance mitigation efforts.

 

Workshop 2

Food Security & Agriculture in the Context of Climate Change 

Day 1 | 13:00 – 14:30

Africa’s vulnerability to supply chain disruptions that impact on its food security has been laid bare both by the COVID19 pandemic as well as the conflict in Europe. Investing in climate-smart African agriculture at its multiple levels of value and leveraging the African Continental Free Trade Area can help safeguard the continent’s natural heritage and create sustainable value chains. The meeting will examine the means by which to accelerate such types of investments.

 

Workshop 6

Private Sector Engagement in Climate Adaptation Projects

Day 2 | 17:45 ─ 18:30

The workshop aims to explore ways of attracting and mobilizing more funds from the private sector especially in the fields of wastewater management, desalination plants, as main areas of the climate adaptation process.

 

Workshop 7 

Economic Opportunities for Women Empowerment in Climate Action

Day 3 | 17:00 – 18:30 

Although the last few decades have witnessed progress on the gender equality front with improved access to education, leadership positions, and gender equality laws and legislations, climate change exposes women, especially those living in developing communities, to the risk of rising inequalities. The workshop therefore aims to discuss the importance of mainstreaming women empowerment into all socio-economic aspects from decision-making to access to economic opportunities, to ensure the delivery of equitable, effective and efficient support mechanisms that take women’s needs and priorities into consideration.

 

Roundtable 1: Discussion with Development Partners (By Invitation Only)

Day 1 | 13:00 ─ 15:00

Nexus on Water, Food and Energy (NWFE نوفي): Promoting Investable Projects on the Road to COP27 – Energy Pillar

 

Roundtable 2: Discussion with Private Sector (By Invitation Only)

Day 1 | 16:30 ─ 18:00

Nexus on Water, Food and Energy (NWFE نوفي): Promoting Investable Projects on the Road to COP27 – Water & Food Pillar

 

2-day Workshop in Partnership with the Climate Investment Funds (CIF)

Enhancing Private Sector Engagement in Adaptation: South-South Learning

Day 1 | 12:00 ─ 17:00

Day 2 | 11:00 ─ 16:00

This two-day workshop aims to bring together diverse stakeholders from African countries to facilitate South-South learning on accelerating private sector engagement in climate adaptation and resilience action, with a particular focus on agriculture, water, and energy.

 

2-day Capacity Development Workshop in Partnership with UN DESA

Mainstreaming Climate Adaptation into Development Cooperation Policies and Practices

Day 1 | 12:00 ─ 17:00

Day 2 | 11:00 ─ 16:00

UNDESA will lead a capacity development workshop to support African countries in leveraging their enablers of effective development cooperation, especially their National Development Cooperation Policies, to enhance support by development partners for climate adaptation needs. Building on the insights of the DCF survey findings and against the backdrop of the two-year Glasgow-Sharm-el-Sheikh work programme, workshop will aim to: Discuss broader Africa-specific survey insights on making development cooperation more agile, risk-informed and effective; Engage participants in interactive peer-learning and knowledge sharing activities, on how their NDCPs have integrated climate adaptation priorities, opportunities for improvement and how they can be leveraged for more effective support from development partners; Explore specific effective practices of the other enablers, such as Country Results Frameworks, Development Cooperation Information Systems (DCIS) and National Development Cooperation Forums (NDCFs); and Identify specific actions for participants to take in their country contexts toward integrating climate adaptation into their development cooperation policies and practices.