#AGGF2018 Event: Knowledge Management and Green Growth Readiness Assessment in Africa

Date & Time: 29 November 2018 | 8:30-13:00

Location: AD12, Kigali Convention Centre

Background

At the Africa Green Growth Forum, the Global Green Growth Institute and the African Development Bank will host an interactive session discussion highlighting examples and best practices of global green growth interventions, policies and strategies through knowledge sharing. The session will highlight good practices in the development of GCF readiness and funding proposals that are country-driven and reflect countries’ climate change priorities.

GGGI and its country offices in Africa in collaboration with the African Development Bank will share knowledge on green growth readiness performance in Africa, key milestones and interventions, and discuss South-South cooperation.

Objectives

  • Bring together national and international green growth and sustainable development experts to share knowledge and experience within the continent and assess progress
  • Highlight examples and best practices of global green growth interventions, policies and strategies through knowledge sharing.
  • Assess green growth readiness in Africa.

The assessment will identify specific entry points for green growth interventions in the context of the AfDB’s Green Growth Framework and High 5 priority areas, and GGGI’s Thematic Focus Areas (TFAs) and long-term development outcomes, known as GGGI Strategic Outcomes. The panel discussion will be an in-depth analysis of results from Gabon, Morocco, Rwanda, Mozambique, Kenya, Tunisia and Senegal.

Programme

8:30-8:45 – Registration

8:45-9:00 – Opening Remarks by Guest of Honour

9:00-9:30 – Participant Self-introductions

Session 2: Overall Presentation of the Study

9:30-10:00 – Presentation on the result of Africa Green Growth Readiness and Prospects in the context of NDC and SDG implementation

10:00–10:50 – Country Results: Gabon, Morocco, Rwanda, Mozambique, Kenya, Tunisia and Senegal (5 mins per country)

10:50–11:20 – Question and Answer Session

11:20-11:30 – Coffee break

Session 3: Green Growth Readiness and Continental Green Growth Implementation

11:30–12:00 – Presentation on Aligning Private Sector investment to NDCs and SDGs Implementation

Session 4: South-South Knowledge Network

12:00-12:45:

  • Green investment – GGGI, GCF, Rwanda, Ethiopia
  • GGGI Green urbanization – Rwanda, Morocco, Senegal, Uganda
  • Sustainable Infrastructure – Rwanda, Ethiopia, Senegal, Morocco
  • Session 5: Closing

    12:45–13:00 – Closing Remarks, Wrap-up and Way Forward

    Organising Partners

    Global Green Growth Institute

    With 28 member and partner countries, GGGI’s mandate includes demonstrating that green growth is possible, and that inclusive economic growth and environmental protection are mutually reinforcing for achieving quality and sustenance of growth. The session is organised by the GGGI Rwanda Country Program in collaboration with GGGI’s Office of Thought Leadership within the Office of the Director General of GGGI and AfDB and SDG Africa Centre. The Office of Thought Leadership was set up to advance GGGI’s impact through global programs that deliver strategic research and analysis, knowledge sharing, and capacity building in green growth. Thought Leadership supports sharpening of GGGI strategic focus in operationalizing its Strategic Plan 2015-20 to maximize its contributions to long-term development outcomes and align its activities for NDC and SDG implementation in member and partner countries.

    African Development Bank

    With 54-member countries, AfDB is the Africa’s premier development financier with an overarching objective of promoting sustainable economic development and social progress for poverty alleviation in the continent. The Bank’s Ten-Year Strategy 2013-2022 outlines its twin objectives as inclusive growth and green growth that aim to improve the quality and sustainability of economic growth in Africa. Climate Change and Green Growth Department (PECG) at AfDB is recently established under the Vice Presidency for ‘Power, Energy, Climate Change and Green Growth’. PECG is mandated to effectively mainstream climate change into Bank’s operations under the High 5 priority areas of the Bank and scale up climate finance by 40% in Bank’s investments by 2020 from both internal and external sources. PECG is also leading the development of the Bank’s second Climate Change Action Plan 2016-2020 (CCAP2) as a response to the needs of Regional Member Countries in implementing their Nationally Determined Contributions (NDCs) and the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) in alignment with the Bank’s Ten-Year Strategy and the High 5 priorities.