11 December 2023 06:3007:30

Building local ecosystems conducive to food systems adaptation finance

In the scope of COP28, ECDPM and SNV (Netherlands Development Organisation) are organising this hybrid workshop on 11 December 2023 from 06:30-07:30 CET (09:30:10:30 GST) to bring together various stakeholders to discuss how they can collaborate to create local ecosystems conducive to public and private finance to support climate adaptation in local food systems in Africa. 

Discussions will explore opportunities within traditional sources of adaptation finance and more innovative approaches to financing local adaptation, including blended finance and the mobilisation of private finance. At the end of the session, we will have come up with concrete ways to foster coordination and governance mechanisms that enhance accessibility to food systems adaptation finance at the local level.


Nicholas Meitiaki Soikan, Programme Manager, Financing Locally-Led Climate Action (FLLoCA), World Bank (TBC)
Vandana Thottoli, Business Development Advisor,  Dutch Fund for Climate and Development (DFCD) Program, SNV
Sophie De Coninck, Programme Manager, LoCAL, United Nations Capital Development Fund
Pieternel Boogaard, Global Head Agribusiness, Food and Water, FMO
Elizabeth Nsimadala, President, Eastern Africa Farmers Federation
Victor Orindi, Coordinator, Adaptation Consortium, Kenya (TBC)
Timmo Gaasbeek, Senior Policy Officer Food Security, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Netherlands​​​​​​​
Tracy Kajumba, Principal Researcher Strengthening Partnerships team leader, Climate Change, IIED (TBC)