By Wallace Mawire
The Fifth Africa Climate Resilient Investment Summit ACRIS V under the theme “Embedding and financing climate resilience for Africa’s green recovery” will be held virtually on 16th – 17th June 2021.
It is reported that the two-day programme will deal with investments for climate resilience. The panel discussions will deal with cross-border energy, resilience, nature-based solutions, smart agriculture, innovative finance, and Africa Climate Resilience Investment Facility.
The Africa Climate Resilience Investment Summit (ACRIS V) is in its fifth year, following the highly successful ACRIS IV held in Johannesburg, South Africa, in June 2019.
ACRIS V will be held in partnership with The World Bank, Nordic Fund and United Nations Economic Commission for Africa (UNECA).
The overall objective of ACRIS V is to strengthen the capacity of African institutions, including national governments, river basin organisations, regional economic communities, power pools and others, together with the private sector to plan, design and implement investment in relative sectors. These sectors include cross-border energy, resilience, nature-based solutions, smart agriculture, innovative finance to increase their resilience to climate change. The AFRI-Res (Africa Climate Resilient Investment Facility) will be discussed during ACRIS V.
ACRIS V will assist governments, planners, private developers in Africa to integrate climate resilience in project planning and design whilst also introducing global technology and service providers that can deliver resilience solutions.
According to the organizers, bilingual Live broadcast of panels, live Q&A, and will organise Open Chat discussions on topics such as Media and Climate Change Communication, Disaster Risk Reduction for Resilience, Plant-for-the-Planet and Climate Science will be organised during the summit. There will also be pre-recorded presentations on exciting and relative specialised topics for participants to view and download.