The negative consequences of climate change are now recognized globally. Africa, despite its low contribution to greenhouse gas emissions, remains the most vulnerable continent. Most coverage of climate change in Africa emphasizes the human suffering and the seeming difficulties of African nations to deal with this great challenge. The vulnerable people of Africa are not responsible for the causes of climate change but they are already paying a price.
This Webinar is an attempt to provide more information about practical progress on climate change for communities in Africa. In particular the Webinar will focus on initiatives taken by African governments, organizations and communities/individuals in Africa to deal with climate change – covering the full range from adaptation to mitigation. In order to help change the perceived narrative about climate change in Africa, our panellists will showcase specific positive strides the continent and its people are making to adapt to and mitigate climate change and its impacts.
Brian Tomlinson is the Executive Director of Aid Watch Canada, a Canadian CSO that focuses on issues related to Canadian and global aid priorities as well as global trends in the development effectiveness of civil society organizations (CSOs).
Dr. Samson Samuel Ogallah is Commonwealth Climate Finance Adviser to the Government of Eswatini. He is sustainability professional with extensive international experience, and a broad depth of environment, energy, development, and climate systems knowledge.
Rex Chapota is a Strategic Opportunities Advisor and Regional Program manager for East and Southern Africa with the Farm Radio International (a non-profit organization); He is leading the Strategy and Growth portfolio as a Senior Advisor in the Office of the Executive Director.