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NOVEMBER 8th


Community Resilience Partnership Programme

LLA HUB 8th November

From 9:00-10:00 AM on 8th November

@the Multilateral Development Banks Pavilion

Community Resilience Partnership Programme

participation by the LoCAL Facility

Speaker:

“Moderator"

Mr. David Jackson

Mr. David Jackson

Local Transformative Finance Practice Director

David Jackson, a British national, has over 30 years of experience in Local Development. He started his career as an urban planner in London in 1980s and later on ran a consulting company supporting local development in over 10 African and Asian countries. The beginning of his career at UNCDF was in the 1990s in Mozambique, where he designed and piloted a national system of local government finance for capital investment that was taken to scale by government. Since 2006, he worked as Decentralisation Advisor to the Government of Indonesia and UNDP. In 2009, he became Head of UNCDF Asia and Pacific office where he designed the Local Climate Adaptive Living Facility, a global mechanism that enables local governments in the least developed countries to access climate finance for resilient investments. In May 2013, he was appointed Director of UNCDF’s Local Development Finance Practice in New York. In this position he manages portfolio of local development finance programmes with a focus on fiscal decentralization, infrastructure development, climate resilience grants, municipal finance and private sector investments.

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LoCAL as a financing mechanism for funding the National Adaptation Plan (NAP) in Niger

CNEDD website

From 9:00-10:00 AM on 8th November

@the LLA HUB

Through the National Adaptation Plan (NAP) process, Niger aims to integrate climate change into medium and long-term development planning and budgeting, including at the community level.

To that end, a number of measures would be taken to not only ensure that Climate Change Adaptation (CCA) is taken fully into consideration in local planning frameworks, but also that financing is facilitated. These measures include (i) providing existing climate change mainstreaming guidelines such as the local development plan mainstreaming methodology, the sector policy and strategy mainstreaming methodology and the Disaster Risk Reduction (DRR) mainstreaming guidelines; (ii) appraising the capacity of national government institutions to mobilise and disburse funds for adaptation; and (iii) benchmarking local government budgeting and financing frameworks and devising a strategy to mobilise private sector engagement through local administration

by the National Council of the Environment for Sustainable Development (CNEDD) Niger


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Communicating local knowledge for policy support:

A South-led knowledge generation initiative

icccad website

From 10:30-11:30 AM on 8th November

@the LLA HUB

ICCCAD in collaboration with the Global Resilience Partnership (GRP) has initiated the Climate Resilience Academy for LDCs (CRAL). CRAL aims to be a long-term initiative entailing a series of annual academies that will bring together trans-disciplinary cohorts of academics, scientists, practitioners, thought leaders and policy makers with the aim to combine diverse forms of knowledge and generate useful insights towards identifying solution pathways for the most pressing Southern resilience challenges.
CRAL kicked off with a pilot academy on ‘Community responses for Climate Resilience in a Post-COVID 19 World’ with the aim to generate knowledge products and advocacy materials for promoting and strengthening action on grassroots-led community resilience in response to the dual crisis of COVID 19 and climate change.

by The International Centre for Climate Change and Development (ICCCAD)

Speakers:

Key Speaker

Mr. Saleemul Huq

Mr. Saleemul Huq

Director, International Center for Climate Change and Development

Prof. Saleemul Huq is the Director of the International Centre for Climate Change and Development (ICCCAD) and Professor at the Independent University Bangladesh (IUB) as well as Associate of the International Institute on Environment and Development (IIED) in the United Kingdom as well as the Chair of the Expert Advisory Group for the Climate Vulnerable Forum (CVF) and also Senior Adviser on Locally Led Adaptation with Global Centre on Adaptation (GCA) headquartered in the Netherlands. He is an expert in adaptation to climate change in the most Vulnerable developing countries and has been a lead author of the third , fourth and fifth assessment reports of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) and he also advises the Least Developed Countries (LDC) group in the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC).

Key Speaker

Mr. Istiakh Ahmed

Mr. Istiakh Ahmed

Senior Programme Coordinator, International Center for Climate Change and Development

Istiakh Ahmed is a ‘senior programme coordinator’ and currently managing the Locally led Adaptation & Resilience programme as well as the Loss and Damage programme at the International Centre for Climate Change and Development and leading several projects under these programmes. He is a Resilience Academy (2015-2016) alumni and was a fellow of the USAID young researcher programme. He has been doing research on climate change adaptation, loss and damage and other related issues, and published several journal articles, book chapters, working papers, research reports, blogs and op-eds on these topics. He has also been involved in training and mentoring of university students, government officials, local community members and youth around the country.

Key Speaker

Ms. Yolanda López-Maldonado

Ms. Yolanda López-Maldonado

Local and Indigenous Knowledge Systems Programme, UNESCO.

Dr.rer.nat. Yolanda Lopez-Maldonado (Mexico) is an indigenous systems thinker with a deep understanding of the role of transformative change in the context of indigenous knowledge systems. She has advanced degrees in Human Ecology & Geography (PhD, Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München) and has collaborated with international academic/non-academic organizations, and consistently achieved high-level results in social issues and science fields including the UN, CBD and IPBES. Currently, she works at the Local and Indigenous Knowledge Systems Programme, UNESCO.

Key Speaker

Mr. Gonzalo Pérez Espinoza

Mr. Gonzalo Pérez Espinoza

Lecturer, 
Universidad Tecnológica Metropolitana

Gonzalo Pérez Espinoza (Aysén, Chile) is a lecturer at Universidad Tecnológica Metropolitana (Chile), he holds degrees in administration and local development. Currently, he is a doctoral candidate in rural resilience to climate change at TU Dresden. His work is related to local development especially in rural areas and engagement of stakeholders. His research is focused in public response for increasing resilience to climate change, gaps in adaptation knowledge and local communities.

Key Speaker

Ms. Mufaro Tsorayi

Ms. Mufaro Tsorayi

Housing and Infrastructure Officer, People's Process on Housing and Poverty in Zambia

Mufaro Tsorayi is a Housing and Infrastructure/Project Officer with 5years of successful work experience in environmental planning and project management. Mufaro Tsorayi works with People’s Process on Housing and Poverty in Zambia (PPHPZ) which is affiliated to Slum Dwellers International (SDI). She is passionate about improving the living conditions of the vulnerable through housing, and how cities try to improve the level of resilience, adaption to climate change. Mufaro Tsorayi believes in advocating for the voices of the vulnerable communities and in scaling up Zambia climate action response targeting vulnerable communities.

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High Level Event: 'Locally led adaptation experience that builds climate-resilient communities by working with local governments in LDCs and SIDS'


local site

From 1:15-3:00 PM on 8th November

@the LLA HUB

The LoCAL mechanism is an efficient and proven to tool to build capacities of local governments and give them the autonomy to then scale adaptation activities across sectors and using public private partnerships.

by the LoCAL Facility UNCDF

Speakers:

Key Speaker

Ms. Preeti Sinha

Ms. Preeti Sinha

Executive Secretary UNCDF

As Executive Secretary, Sinha oversees UNCDF’s last mile’ finance models that unlock public and private resources, especially at the domestic level, to reduce poverty and support local economic development. She has three decades of global experience across investment and development finance during which she managed institutional public and private development capital. She served as CEO and President of FFD Financing for Development LLC, a specialist development finance firm in Geneva, focusing on resource mobilization, donor relations, innovative capital markets, partnerships, strategy, business development, and impact investment advisory to finance the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). Previously, she managed the YES Global Institute, a practicing private sector think-tank for socio-economic development in New Delhi, building the impact investment ecosystem in India, the agency said, adding that she also served in senior resource mobilization roles at the African Development Bank. Sinha graduated from the Harvard Kennedy School of Government Executive Education program in Public Financial Management. She holds a Master’s in Global Leadership from the World Economic Forum and a Master’s in Public and Private Management (MPPM)/MBA from the Yale School of Management. She is an alumnus of Dartmouth College, where she completed her Bachelor of Arts in Economics and Computer Science.

Key Speaker

H.E. Sonam P Wangdi

H.E. Sonam P Wangdi

Secretary of the National Environment Commission at the Royal Government of Bhutan, Chair of the LDC Group to the UNFCCC and Co-chair of the LoCAL Board

H.E. Sonam P Wangdi is a key speaker for this session

Key Speaker

Hon. Lamin B Dibba

Hon. Lamin B Dibba

Minister of Environment, Climate Change and Natural Resources, Republic of the Gambia

Hon. Lamin B Dibba is a key speaker for this session.

Key Speaker

H.E. Perks Ligoya

H.E. Perks Ligoya

The Permanent Mission of Republic of Malawi to the United Nations

H.E. Perks Ligoya is a key speaker for this session

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Locally Led Adaptation with Scotland’s Young People’s Forest, Young Scot and NatureScot

Youngscot website

4:45 - 5:45 PM (GMT) on the 8th November

@the LLA HUB

Scotland’s Young People’s Forest will be the first forest in Scotland that is co-designed, managed and governed by young people. Emma Bryden, a young person on the co-design panel, and Abi Gardner, Biodiversity and Climate Change Engagement Officer at NatureScot will discuss the importance of including young people in climate adaptation decision-making, and show a short film from the rest of the panel.

by Young Scot and NatureScot

Speakers:

Emma Bryden, Scotland’s Young People’s Forest, Young Scot

Abi Gardner, Climate Change and Biodiversity Engagement Officer, NatureScot

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High-level event on accelerated locally led adaptation in support of NDC and NAP implementation in the LDCs

LoCAL website

From 6:00-7:30 PM on 8th November

@the LLA HUB

LDCs, SIDS and other vulnerable nations recently called for the Local Climate Adaptive Living Facility to be recognised and used for channelling finance through sub-national government systems to communities for locally led adaptation. Donors and partner countries come together for this panel discussion with Q&A to share experience in implementing LoCAL, highlighting its innovative use of Performance Based Climate Resilience Grants (PBCRGs), a new financial mechanism which ensures programming and verification of climate expenditures at the local level while offering strong incentives for performance improvements in enhanced inclusive resilience.

LoCAL support countries in implementing their NDCs and NAPs at subnational level (vertical integration) while simultaneously building the capacity of local governments to better assess localised climate risks and integrate climate change adaptation into planning and budgeting processes – thus improving , awareness of, preparedness for, and resilience to climate change.

As the effects of climate change are most significantly felt at the local level, sub-national governments can play a decisive role in delivering effective adaptation that builds community resilience. When properly empowered and supported by initiatives that are aligned with and integrated with country systems, local governments can become real agents of change and contribute significantly to producing NDC and NAP-aligned adaptation outcomes, for the benefit of the most vulnerable communities.

by the LoCAL Facility, UNCDF

Speakers:

Key Speaker

Ms. Preeti Sinha

Ms. Preeti Sinha

Executive Secretary UNCDF

As Executive Secretary, Sinha oversees UNCDF’s last mile’ finance models that unlock public and private resources, especially at the domestic level, to reduce poverty and support local economic development. She has three decades of global experience across investment and development finance during which she managed institutional public and private development capital. She served as CEO and President of FFD Financing for Development LLC, a specialist development finance firm in Geneva, focusing on resource mobilization, donor relations, innovative capital markets, partnerships, strategy, business development, and impact investment advisory to finance the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). Previously, she managed the YES Global Institute, a practicing private sector think-tank for socio-economic development in New Delhi, building the impact investment ecosystem in India, the agency said, adding that she also served in senior resource mobilization roles at the African Development Bank. Sinha graduated from the Harvard Kennedy School of Government Executive Education program in Public Financial Management. She holds a Master’s in Global Leadership from the World Economic Forum and a Master’s in Public and Private Management (MPPM)/MBA from the Yale School of Management. She is an alumnus of Dartmouth College, where she completed her Bachelor of Arts in Economics and Computer Science.

Key Speaker

Hon. Meryame Kitir

Hon. Meryame Kitir

Minister of Development Cooperation, Belgium

Hon. Meryame Kitir is a key speaker for this session

Key Speaker

Hon. Beatrice Anywar Atim

Hon. Beatrice Anywar Atim

Minister of State for Environment, Uganda

Hon. Beatrice Anywar Atim is a key speaker for this session.

Key Speaker

Hon. Albertina MacDonald

Hon. Albertina MacDonald

High Commissioner to the UK, Mozambique

Hon.Albertina MacDonald is a key speaker for this session.

Key Speaker

Ms. Carla Montesi

Ms. Carla Montesi

Director, Green Deal & Digital Agenda, International Partnerships EU

Ms. Carla Montesi is a key speaker for this session.

Key Speaker

H.E. Perks Ligoya

H.E. Perks Ligoya

The Permanent Mission of Republic of Malawi to the United Nations

H.E. Perks Ligoya is a key speaker for this session

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