Ban Ki-moon joins AfDB’s Adesina, IMF’s Georgieva for GCA launch on Wednesday

Ban Ki-moon joins AfDB’s Adesina, IMF’s Georgieva for GCA launch on Wednesday


Ki-moon joins AfDB’s Adesina, IMF’s Georgieva for GCA launch on Wednesday

The 8th United Nation’s Secretary General and Chairman of the Global Center on Adaptation (GCA) Ban Kin-Moon, will join African Development Bank Group ( President Akinwumi Adesina, IMF Managing Director Kristalina Georgieva and African leaders from across the continent for the launch of GCA Africa on Wednesday, 16 September 2020 at 12.00 GMT.

The launch is going to take place online.

GCA Africa, hosted at the African Development Bank headquarters in Abidjan, will work closely with its partners from all sectors to align initiatives with global programs, coordinate projects across the continent, and deliver accelerated action for communities affected by climate change across Africa.

With headquarters in the Netherlands and regional offices in China and Bangladesh, the GCA acts as a solutions broker to accelerate, innovate and scale adaptation action for a climate-resilient world. It is co-chaired by Ban Ki-moon and Feike Sijbesma, Honorary Chairman of Royal DSM. African Development Bank President Adesina and Kristalina Georgieva both serve as members of the Board.

The launch event will be followed by a Partnership Forum – an open dialogue with stakeholders from across the continent to advance Africa’s adaptation priority actions and to discuss how GCA Africa can support and ensure better coordination for greater impact.

Confirmed speakers include:

·   Ban Ki-moon, Chair of the Global Center on Adaptation and 8th Secretary-General of the United Nations

·   Amina Mohammed, Deputy Secretary General of the United Nations

·   Ali Bongo Ondimba, President of Gabon and Chair of the African Adaptation Initiative

·   Akinwumi Adesina, President, African Development Bank

·   Kristalina Georgieva, Managing Director, International Monetary Fund

·   Patrick Verkooijen, CEO of the Global Center on Adaptation

·   Moussa Faki Mahamat, Chairperson of the African Union Commission


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