Climate change threatens not just the environment but the ability of individuals, societies, governments and economies to function and prosper. As such, it is a human security threat that rivals armed conflict and terrorism in its potential destruction of lives, property and stability.
This workshop recasts climate change within the human security context. It will explore the security implications and potential risks to Africa’s development trajectory. The event will launch a new ISS report on building Africa’s agency for COP27 and beyond.
This workshop is co-hosted by the Institute for Security Studies (ISS), the Africa Climate Foundation and the Climate Emergency Collaboration Group.
Moderator: Dhesigen Naidoo, Senior Research Associate, ISS
Dr Jakkie Cilliers, Head, African Futures and Innovation, ISS
HE Ambassador Ahmed El Fadly, Egypt
HE High Commissioner Charles Asuako Owiredu, Ghana
HE Ambassador Tobias Elling Rehfeld, Denmark
Faten Aggad, Senior Advisor on Climate Diplomacy and Geopolitics, African Climate Foundation, Netherlands and South Africa
Lukas Rüttinger, Senior Advisor, adelphi, Germany
Ngozi Amu, Head, Research and Analysis, United Nations Office for West Africa and the Sahel
James Murombedzi, African Climate Policy Centre, United Nations Economic Commission for Africa
Dr Shehnaaz Moosa, Director, The Finance Hub, SouthSouthNorth and Director, Climate and Development Knowledge Network, South Africa
Representative from AU-NEPAD (TBC)