Webinar: Climate Change, Conflict and Human Security

Type:
Webinar
Location:
Zoom
Date:
Oct. 28, 2020, 2 p.m.
Cost:
Free

This webinar focuses on the connection between climate change and conflicts in Eastern Africa. Discussions will explore climate risks and resources-based conflicts, triggers and trends, their potential impacts on regional stability and potential mitigation measures.

Panelists

Mr. Calmus Omogo

Mr. Calmus Omogo

Director IGAD Conflict Early Warning and Response Mechanism (CEWARN)

Topic: Climate Change/Variability and Conflicts in Eastern Africa: Triggers and Trends including lessons and experiences from CEWARN

Mr. Camlus Ouma Omogo is the Director of IGAD’s Conflict Early Warning and Response Mechanism (IGAD-CEWARN). Mr. Omogo has over 15 years experience in the field of peace and security including as a peace-building consultant for various organizations in Kenya and Eastern Africa. He holds Masters Degree in International Peace Studies (Joan B. Kroc Institute for International Peace Studies, University of Notre Dame, USA)


Dr. Florian Krampe

Dr. Florian Krampe

Senior Researcher Stockholm International Peace Research Institute (SIPRI)

Topic: Climate Risks, Human Security and the Peacebuilding Process

Dr Florian Krampe is a Senior Researcher in SIPRI’s Climate Change and Risk Programme, specializing in peace and conflict research, environmental and climate security, and international security. His primary academic interest is the foundations of peace and security, especially the processes of building peace after armed conflict. He is currently focusing on climate security and the post-conflict management of natural resources, with a specific interest in the ecological foundations for a socially, economically and politically resilient peace.


Mr. Malvern Chirume

Mr. Malvern Chirume

Chief Underwriting Officer The African Risk Capacity (ARC)

Topic: Climate Analytics: Use of Climate Indicators in Insurance

Malvern has over 23 years international experience gained in multi-cultural environments. He has deep insurance sector knowledge gained in US, Bermuda, Europe, Middle East, and African markets. His experience spans underwriting, investments, audit, finance, risk management, research & development, pricing, reserving, governance, and strategy. Before joining ARC, he was the Chief Risk Officer at Federated Employers’ Mutual Assurance Company. He previously spent over ten years working in the London market in various roles at major global carriers, such as Chubb and Lloyds. Malvern holds a Masters in Finance from London Business School.


Amb. Dr Mohamed Ali Guyo

Amb. Dr Mohamed Ali Guyo

IGAD Special Envoy Red Sea, Gulf of Aden & Somalia The Intergovernmental Authority on Development (IGAD)
discussant

Amb. Dr Mohamed Ali Guyo is the IGAD Special Envoy for the Red Sea, Gulf of Aden and Somalia. Prior to joining IGAD, he served as the Director for Peace and Security in the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Kenya, with a focus on the Greater Horn of Africa. He also served as a Special Advisor to the IGAD peace processes for South Sudan and Sudan, and as Director of the Institute of Security Studies (ISS) Nairobi office. Ambassador Guyo holds a Doctorate in Peace and Security (Norway).

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