Event Description

Previous United Nations Climate Change Conferences, known as COPs, have failed to ensure adequate African representation. Yet African countries are working together swiftly to react to the increasing impacts of climate change—for example, Kenya hosted the first African Climate Summit between September 4 and 6 this year, where countries signed the Nairobi Declaration, solidifying Africa’s common position on addressing climate change.  

Thus, COP28 presents an opportunity to accelerate and highlight an Africa-focused climate agenda. This event will dive deep into Africa’s agenda at COP28, drawing focus to the continent’s priorities and actionable recommendations for leaders meeting in Dubai. 

Join us for a panel with high-level climate experts on Africa’s potential at COP28 on Tuesday, November 21, at 10 am ET. 


Keynote Speaker

Jennifer J. Sara
Global Director, Climate Change Group
The World Bank

Fireside Chat

Jake Levine
Chief Climate Officer
Development Finance Corporation

Joshua Volz
Deputy Assistant Secretary for Europe, Eurasia, Africa and the Middle East
U.S. Department of Energy


Jean-Paul Adam
Director for Policy, Monitoring and Advocacy
Office of the Special Adviser on Africa

United Nations Secretariat

Jacqueline Musiitwa
Fellow, Africa Center
Atlantic Council

Terzah Tippin Poe
Senior Fellow, Global Energy Center
Atlantic Council

Closing Remarks

Landon Derentz
Senior Director, Global Energy Center
Richard L. Morningstar Chair for Global Energy Security

Atlantic Council

Moderated by

Aubrey Hruby
Senior Fellow, Africa Center
Atlantic Council

The Africa Center works to promote dynamic geopolitical partnerships with African states and to redirect US and European policy priorities toward strengthening security and bolstering economic growth and prosperity on the continent.

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