Climate Finance for East Africa
Despite the existence of various funding mechanisms, developing country parties benefit little due to several constraints including lack of awareness of the existence or functioning of funding mechanisms, and inadequate capacity to write targeted project proposals that meet their specific requirements.
The webinar focusing on increasing knowledge and sharing of experiences on with regard to various aspects of climate change financial implementation, such as institutional arrangements and organizational structures; determination of the financial, technological and capacity building support needed; access to climate finance is being organized by ICPAC for eastern Africa countries. It will serve as an opportunity to create awareness, strengthen capacity of climate experts and staff from the Ministries of Finance and Environment in understanding of climate change finance issues. It will provide knowledge on how to access, mobilize and deliver international and national climate finance.
Peter OdhengoProgram Coordinator Financing Locally-Led Climate Action Program The National Treasury and Planning, Kenya
Topic: Experience on Climate Finance Landscape in Kenya
Peter Odhengo is an experienced Director with a demonstrated history of working in the renewables and environment industry. Peter Oluoch Odhengo, holds Masters of Science in Environmental Protection and Sustainable Development, Bachelor Science in Ecology, Postgraduate Certificates:- in Wind Energy Management, Sustainable Water Resources Management, Energy and Technology Life Cycle Assessment is currently Senior Policy Advisor on Climate Finance at the National Treasury and the founding Director of Greening Kenya Initiative Trust-a Public-Private-Partnership initiative whose mission is to promote green consumerism through the diffusion of green technologies for the advancement of a green economy in Kenya.
Jesse FrippSenior Advisor Bankable Frontier Associates Global
Topic: Private Sector Opportunities in Climate Finance
Jesse Frip has over 25-year professional career spanning North America, Southeastern-Europe, the Middle East, Africa, and Central and South Asia. His expertise is based on hands-on experience across dozens of markets, and he is a recognized global expert in enterprise strategy & innovation with a focus on business transformation, catalytic capital strategy, corporate governance and risk management for inclusive finance, fintech and digital disruption, climate enterprise, sustainable economic growth and development, and impact capital ventures. Jesse has held leadership roles within the Aga Khan Development Network, Triodos Bank Group, ShoreBank Corporation, BearingPoint, Global Communities and Vitas Finance.
His background also includes service on nearly two dozen governing, executive and advisory boards, including in the areas of impact investing, regulated commercial banking, digital payments and fintech, community-based finance, small business finance, knowledge & learning networks, climate resilience and built-environment, community health and hospital management, philanthropic networks, and regional planning bodies. Jesse holds graduate and undergraduate degrees and certifications from the University of Maryland at College Park, Warren Wilson College, and the Edinburgh Business School. He is a member in good standing of the Institute of Directors, UK.
Angela Churie KallhaugeHead of the Secretariat for Carbon Pricing Leadership Coalition World Bank
Topic: Carbon Financing
Angela Churie Kallhauge works in the Climate Change Group of the World Bank, where she heads the Secretariat of the Carbon Pricing Leadership Coalition, an initiative that brings together stakeholders from government, business, civil society, academics from across the world to advocate and work to put a price on carbon.
She has over two decades of experience working on climate change, energy, and development issues in government, academia, and civil society in Africa, Europe, and the Middle East. She joined the World Bank in December 2016 from the Swedish Energy Agency where she worked for 14 years on climate change, energy, and development issues at the international and national levels. She also spent a couple of years working to establish a climate change and renewable energy program at the International Renewable Energy Agency.
Since joining the CPLC, her focus is on moving the advocacy to action, through advancing the political, social, and business case for carbon pricing in a strategic manner that reflects and resonates with specific interests of different constituencies and stakeholders and harnessing the opportunities in different sectors and regions.
Muyambi FortunateActing Executive Secretary/Principal Officer Innovation, Technology Development and Acquisition East African Science & Technology Commission (EASTECO)
Topic: Integrating Climate-Related Financial Risks in Eastern Africa
Mr. Muyambi Fortunate is the Acting Executive Secretary of the East African Science and Technology Commission (EASTECO) an institution of the East African Community. He is also a Principal Officer-Innovation, Technology Development and Acquisition at EASTECO. Mr Muyambi promotes and coordinates the development, management and application of Science and Technology to support regional integration and socio-economic development in EAC Region. With EASTECO Mr. Muyambi is at the forefront of coordinating multidisciplinary stakeholders from the East African Community (EAC) partner states to formulate and implement regional science and technology initiatives including regional programmes, policy and strategy development in Science, Technology and Innovation for socio-economic development and regional integration. He is passionate about nurturing the innovation potential of the Eastern Africa region. Mr. Muyambi Fortunate championed the development of EAC Regional STI Policy and EAC Regional Intellectual Property Policy and Eastern African Regional Bioeconomy Strategy.
Mr. Muyambi holds Master’s degree in Environment and Natural Resources Management majoring in GIS and Remote Sensing applications, Bachelor Degree in Forestry and Postgraduate Diploma in Project Planning and Management. He has worked with IGAD, USAID-Uganda and Ministry of Water and Environment-Uganda UNDP-Uganda, UNDP-Tanzania, UNDP-Swaziland, UNDP-Ethiopia, UNDP-Liberia, World Bank-Uganda and EU-Malawi.