WEBINAR: Making Sense of Climate Finance in Africa

African countries have received and spent a lot of money to help them deal with the effects of climate change, protect tropical forests and reduce carbon emissions. This is the world of climate finance – a complex web of funds, grants and investments.Want to get to grips with this? Investigate how much climate finance your country has received and spent? Find out if it goes where its needed? Its impact? Then this is the webinar for you! Together with our speakers, we’ll help journalists understand climate finance in Africa and provide an opportunity for journalists to hear from experts and learn about tracking and reporting on the impacts of climate finance in African countries. Plenty of resources will be shared too! Our speakers will also offer story ideas around climate finance for participants to consider. DATE: MONDAY FEBRUARY 22ND, 2021TIME: 2pm (East Africa Time) MEET OUR SPEAKERS DOLPHINE MAGERO – GREENING KENYA INITIATIVETOPIC: Introduction to Climate FinanceDolphine is a climate finance mentee under the Africa GCF Knowledge Network Platform. As a green champion she works on the establishment of the Global Youth Climate Action Fund. She has served as the Partnerships and Networking Coordinator for the African Youth Initiative on Climate Change where she coordinated the first and second local conference of youth by YOUNGO. Currently, Dolphine consults on environmental projects in her country with a keen focus on those that deal with climate change. JOSEPH MUKASA NGUBWAGYE, ADVOCATES COALITIONS FOR DEVELOPMENT AND ENVIRONMENTTOPIC: The Impact of Climate Finance in AfricaJoseph Mukasa Ngubwagye is a Senior Research Fellow at Advocates Coalition for Development and Environment (ACODE), an independent public policy research and advocacy think tank, under the Environment and Natural Resources Governance Programme. He holds a Master of Science in Environment and Natural Resources from Makerere University, Uganda. He has also attended several trainings in climate change, including climate journalism, climate finance, Reducing Emissions from Deforestation and forest Degradation (REDD+), among others. OLUMIDE IDOWU, INTERNATIONAL CLIMATE CHANGE DEVELOPMENT INITIATIVETOPIC: Tracking and reporting on the impact of climate finance in AfricaOlumide IDOWU is an energetic, and strategic leader who balances a practical view of competing for development interests with a passion for environmental protection and conservation. His knowledge of environmental issues is broad and multi-faceted. He is the co-founder of the International Climate Change Development Initiative (ICCDI Africa), Youth Focal Point Nigeria UNDP Small Grant Program, Youth Lead Author Global Environmental Outlook (GEO6) & Communication Director for African Youth Initiative on Climate Change. GERALD TENYWA – VISION GROUPTOPIC: Investigating and reporting on Climate finance: possible story angles resources and strategies for accurate reporting Gerald is a Ugandan multimedia environment journalist and documentary film maker. He’s covered the environment for the last 20 years at New Vision. He is a graduate of forestry and also holds a Post Graduate diploma in environment journalism and Communication from Makerere University and diploma in Media and Land Governance (MS TCDC, Tanzania). He’s won 20 continental and national media awards including the UNEP Ozone Africa Media Award given by the United Nations Environment Programme and the CNN MultiChoice African Journalists Awards 2012 (Winner Environment Award).

WEBINAR: Making Sense of Climate Finance in Africa

African countries have received and spent a lot of money to help them deal with the effects of climate change, protect tropical forests and reduce carbon emissions. This is the world of climate finance – a complex web of funds, grants and investments.

Want to get to grips with this? Investigate how much climate finance your country has received and spent? Find out if it goes where its needed? Its impact? Then this is the webinar for you!

Together with our speakers, we’ll help journalists understand climate finance in Africa and provide an opportunity for journalists to hear from experts and learn about tracking and reporting on the impacts of climate finance in African countries.

Plenty of resources will be shared too!

Our speakers will also offer story ideas around climate finance for participants to consider.

DATE: MONDAY FEBRUARY 22ND, 2021
TIME: 2pm (East Africa Time)

MEET OUR SPEAKERS

climate finance

DOLPHINE MAGERO – GREENING KENYA INITIATIVE

TOPIC: Introduction to Climate Finance

Dolphine is a climate finance mentee under the Africa GCF Knowledge Network Platform. As a green champion she works on the establishment of the Global Youth Climate Action Fund. She has served as the Partnerships and Networking Coordinator for the African Youth Initiative on Climate Change where she coordinated the first and second local conference of youth by YOUNGO. Currently, Dolphine consults on environmental projects in her country with a keen focus on those that deal with climate change.

JOSEPH MUKASA NGUBWAGYE, ADVOCATES COALITIONS FOR DEVELOPMENT AND ENVIRONMENT

TOPIC: The Impact of Climate Finance in Africa

Joseph Mukasa Ngubwagye is a Senior Research Fellow at Advocates Coalition for Development and Environment (ACODE), an independent public policy research and advocacy think tank, under the Environment and Natural Resources Governance Programme. He holds a Master of Science in Environment and Natural Resources from Makerere University, Uganda. He has also attended several trainings in climate change, including climate journalism, climate finance, Reducing Emissions from Deforestation and forest Degradation (REDD+), among others.

OLUMIDE IDOWU, INTERNATIONAL CLIMATE CHANGE DEVELOPMENT INITIATIVE

TOPIC: Tracking and reporting on the impact of climate finance in Africa

Olumide IDOWU is an energetic, and strategic leader who balances a practical view of competing for development interests with a passion for environmental protection and conservation. His knowledge of environmental issues is broad and multi-faceted. He is the co-founder of the International Climate Change Development Initiative (ICCDI Africa), Youth Focal Point Nigeria UNDP Small Grant Program, Youth Lead Author Global Environmental Outlook (GEO6) & Communication Director for African Youth Initiative on Climate Change.

GERALD TENYWA – VISION GROUP

TOPIC: Investigating and reporting on Climate finance: possible story angles resources and strategies for accurate reporting

Gerald is a Ugandan multimedia environment journalist and documentary film maker. He’s covered the environment for the last 20 years at New Vision. He is a graduate of forestry and also holds a Post Graduate diploma in environment journalism and Communication from Makerere University and diploma in Media and Land Governance (MS TCDC, Tanzania). He’s won 20 continental and national media awards including the UNEP Ozone Africa Media Award given by the United Nations Environment Programme and the CNN MultiChoice African Journalists Awards 2012 (Winner Environment Award).