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Malabo Montpellier Panel Climate Finance Learning Event


Concept Note




African countries have made significant progress in developing policy frameworks for comprehensive climate action and strengthening climate resilience in their food systems. The Africa Common Position and additional plans such as the Climate Change and Resilient Development Strategy and the African Union Green Recovery Action Plan provide strategies and measures to reduce agricultural impacts and scale adaptation efforts across the continent.


To showcase Africa's progress in advancing policy environments to address challenges within their food systems, particularly in the context of climate change, the Malabo Montpellier Panel proposes 4 learning events during which countries with complementary pathways and experience in developing climate finance architecture are brought together to exchange experience and lessons learned.


Representatives from Benin, Mali, Rwanda, and Zimbabwe will have an opportunity to showcase and share their innovations in institutional structures, policymaking, and programmatic interventions with those from Malawi, Morocco, Senegal, and Sierra Leone, respectively. The first session will be held online on October 12, 2023, from 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM.


The event will feature the following speakers: 


1.     Dr. Ousmane Badiane, Executive Chairperson, AKADEMIYA2063 Co-Chair Malabo Montpellier Panel

2.     Dr. Lee Ann Jackson, Head of the Agro-Food Trade and Markets Division, Trade and Agriculture Directorate (TAD), Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) and Member, Malabo Montpellier Panel

3.     Dr. Appolinaire D. Gnanvi, Director General, National Environment and Climate Fund (FNEC)

4.     Dr. Martin Pepin Aina, Director, Directorate for the Environment and Climate (DGEC)

5.     Dr. Telesphore Ndabamenye, Director General, Rwanda Agriculture and Animal Resources Development Board (RAB)

6.     Prof. David Mkwambisi, Malawi University of Science and Technology

7.     Dr. Betty Chinyamunyamu, CEO NASFAM

8.     Dr. Ellias Ngalande, former Governor of Malawi Central Bank