IEU at UNFCCC Africa Climate Week 2023

4 - 8 September 2023

  • Event type External event
  • Participation
    Open to the public
  • Date 4 - 8 September 2023
  • Location Nairobi

The IEU will take part in several events at Africa Climate Week 2023taking place in person from 4 - 8 September in Nairobi, Kenya.

The Africa Climate Week is one of four Regional Climate Weeks held this year to build momentum ahead of the UN Climate Change Conference COP 28 in Dubai and the conclusion of the first global stocktake, designed to chart the way for fulfilling the Paris Agreement's key goals. Hosted by the government of Kenya, ACW 2023 will be organised in parallel with the African Climate Action Summit (4-6 September), also hosted by Kenya.

Financing Climate Action in Africa: The GCF and partner programmes, Climate Change and Development in Africa (CCDA) Conference

Date & Time: Saturday 2 September | 9:15 am - 10:15 am (Nairobi)
Format: In person
Location: Safari-Park Hotel & Casino

This panel discussion forms part of 11th Conference on Climate Change and Development in Africa and focuses on Green Growth and Climate Finance Solutions for Africa and the World. 

Panelists: Yeonji Kim, GCF-IEU; Prashanth Kotturi, GCF-IEU; Joseph Intsiful, GCF-DMA; AfDB; UNECA

African Climate Resilience Programme, Climate Action Zone (CAZ) Conference

Date & Time: Tuesday 5 September | 10:00am - 1:00 pm (Nairobi)
Format: In person
Location: Upper Hill Radisson Blue Hotel

This session will introduce audience members to learnings from IEU evaluations on whether GCF’s investments are reaching the most vulnerable African countries, especially for climate change adaptation and if so, to what extent.

Panelists: Yeonji Kim, GCF-IEU; Prashanth Kotturi, GCF-IEU; AfDB; International Federation of the Red Cross (IFRC); TEAR Fund

System Transformation through Climate Technology Transfer, Annual Forum of UNEP-CTCN National Designated Entities

Date & Time: Thursday 7 September | 11:15 am - 11:45 am (Nairobi)
Format: In person
Location: Kenyatta International Convention Centre

This session will provide an opportunity for participants to learn more about the GCF, namely direct access and direct access entity (DAE) pipeline development.  

Panelists: Yeonji Kim, GCF-IEU; Joseph Intsiful, GCF-DMA

Improving Climate Finance for Africa: Evaluative Lessons from GCF, Africa Climate Week 2023

Date & Time: Thursday 7 September | 3:00pm - 4:00 pm (Nairobi)
Format: In person
Location: Atlas Mountain Room


This panel discussion will introduce audience members to key findings from GCF-IEU’s African states evaluation and findings related to GCF effectiveness in providing simplified and improved access to funding at a national, sub-national, and regional level through direct access. It will look at the degree to which the GCF has met financial, technological and capacity-building needs in the area of Africa’s green energy transition, issues of direct access for the GCF, and what these learnings mean for accelerating progress towards the 1.5C target.  

Panelists: Yeonji Kim, GCF-IEU; Prashanth Kotturi, GCF-IEU; Philip Osano, SEI Africa