Localising Ghana's NDCs and NAPs for implementation through the Performance Based Climate Resilience Grant System (PBCRG)
From 10:00-11:00 AM (GMT) on 5th November
@the LLA HUB
The Ministry promotes equitable development at the local levels by providing policies, plans, capacity building and fund mobilization, facilitation of implementation, enhancing citizens participation and monitoring of programmes and projects. We are implementing the UNCDF supported Local Climate Adaptive Living Facility (LoCAL) which has also been embedded in the European Union funded “Boosting Green Employment and Enterprise Opportunities in Ghana” (GrEEn) project in 13 local Governments. COP26 comes as a good platform to showcase our efforts for more funding on locally led adaptation approaches.
by the Ministry of Local Government Decentralisation and Rural Development of Ghana
Mr. Samuel Seth Passah
Samuel Seth Passah
Director Local Governance and Decentralisation, Ministry of Local Government Decentralisation and Rural Development
Mr. Samuel Seth Passah will be the main speaker for this talk
Dr Antwi Bosiako Amoah
Dr. Antwi Bosiako Amoah
Coordinator, National Adaptation Plan, Ghana Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)
Premiering DARAJA – bridging weather and climate services for local adaptation with the true owners of climate risk
From 11:30-12:30 (GMT) on 5th November
@the LLA HUB
How do we make the vital concept and important principles of Locally Led Adaptation (LLA) concrete, viscerally resonant and demonstrable?
This session will premiere, in Glasgow and at COP26, a short film on the award-winning DARAJA Weather & Climate Service. Screened to a select panel of community and climate leaders, an audience in the LLA Pavilion and virtually around the world, the film will tease out panelists' interpretations of the Eight Principles for LLA in the light of a real world example from Nairobi.
The event will connect audiences to James Kirika, an informal settlement resident, who co-led the design of a city wide weather service, and close with a panel vote on the LLA Principles that are best embodied by DARAJA.
Founder & CEO, Resurgence
Mark is the Founder and CEO of Resurgence, a global social enterprise that supports urban climate risk reduction and resilience. Resurgence clients and partners include the World Bank, UNDRR, the Met Office, FCDO, the Red Cross Climate Centre & EIT Climate-KIC. He has over 30 years experience of international climate, environment and humanitarian partnerships. Mark currently leads DARAJA, a global and award winning weather, climate and early warning services initiative.
Community Coordinator, Kounkuey Design initiative (KDI), Kenya
Prisca Okila is a Community Coordinator at KDI Kenya and is committed to improving societal living standards, increasing financial stability and empowering women and youth. She supports several community-based programs at KDI’s built projects which spans entrepreneurship, community engagement and organisation development, and specialist knowledge in building links between each Kibera Public Space. Before joining KDI in 2016, Prisca worked with other nonprofit agencies on community mobilisation.
Weather Mtaani Leader, Kenya
James Kirika was born, raised and currently resides in Laini Saba, Kibera in Kenya. He is a Weather Mtaani Leader under the DARAJA Service, and his voluntary role is to translate weekly weather forecasts and warnings from the Kenya Meteorological Department (KMD) into Kiswahili and sheng and summarise them into SMS text with additional advice. This information is shared with the other leaders and community members. He also mobilises members of his community to organise, for example, clean-ups to clear the drains during the rainy season. James is dedicated to his role as a community leader so as to protect his community from extreme weather conditions.
Dr. David Gikungu
Dr. David Gikungu
Deputy Director Climate Services, Kenya Meteorological Department (KMD)
Dr. David Gikungu is the Deputy Director Climate Services at Kenya Meteorological Department (KMD). Dr. Gikungu holds a PhD in Disaster Management and Sustainable Development from Masinde Muliro University of Science and Technology. As a Biometeorologist, he is also the national focal point for climate and health for KMD.
Climate Scientist and Chief Meteorologist at the Kenya Meteorological Department (KMD)
Patricia Nying'uro, from Kenya, is a senior meteorologist and WMO (World Meteorological Organization) trained broadcast meteorologist working at the Kenya Meteorological Department. KMD is currently working to reestablish its presence on the government-run TV station Kenya Broadcasting Corporation (KBC), and in the meantime its weather presenters strongly interact with users on social media: Facebook, Twitter, YouTube. She is also IPCC (Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change) focal point for Kenya.
Dr. Aditya Bahadur
Dr. Aditya Bahadur
Principal Researcher, Human Settlements Group and Member of the Core Development Team, Adaptation Research Alliance, International Institute for Environment and Development (IIED), UK.
Aditya is a Principal Researcher at the IIED, UK. Previously he served as a Research Fellow at the Overseas Development Institute and prior to that, with Oxford Policy Management. He has 15 years of experience in research, evaluation and practice of DRR, climate change and development. He has published widely on these topics including in highly regarded academic journals. His work has been cited by the IPCC and has informed the UK Government’s approach to disaster resilience.
Filmmaker and Photographer
Ondivow, based in Kibera, in Kenya, is an award winning filmmaker and photographer, who produced the short film feature telling the story of the award-winning DARAJA project. Ondivow has a range of commercial and public sector clients including: LG Electronics E.A, Infinix Mobile, the German Embassy in Kenya, and is the first Kenyan to make the 2020 Grammy Awards Consideration List, the award winning recording artist, Octopizzo.
The focus of the event will be to present and/or share activities on climate action and how youth are becoming future change-makers. The discussion will revolve around capacity building, activism, and demand in climate change to influence operationalization of Paris Rule Book promoting youth leadership. The lead organisations will highlight the ongoing challenges, gaps and outcome of the youth engagements over the past years.