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Climate Change and Security Nexus in Africa

4 September, 2023
First Lady’s Pavilion, Kenyatta International Convention Centre

The panel “Climate Change and Security Nexus in Africa” will be a high-level conversation at the Africa Climate Summit focusing on the challenges, opportunities and priorities around the nexus of climate change and security on the African continent, touching on migration, livelihoods, the energy transition, climate justice and differing responsibilities for Global North and South. In this context, the session will draw attention to the flawed architecture of the global financial system and highlight potential pathways for improvement.

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The panel will be co-hosted by the Ministry of Foreign and Diaspora Affairs in partnership with the African Union Commission (AUC), Federal Foreign Office (Germany) and adelphi following the Nairobi BCSC that was held on July 6, 2023. This will continue to build momentum towards an African common position on climate and security and integration into international for a such as UNGA, G7/G20 processes and COP28.


  • Amb. Dr. Monicah Juma (National Security Advisor, Republic of Kenya)
  • Raouf Mazou (Assistant High Commissioner in Charge of Operations, UNHCR)
  • Dr. Susan Gardner (Director, Ecosystems Division, UNEP)
  • H.E. Jennifer Morgan (State Secretary and Special Envoy for International Climate Action, German Federal Foreign Office)
  • Dr. Akinwumi Adesina (President, African Development Bank)
  • H.E. Amb. Majid Al Suwaidi (Director General, COP28 UAE)
  • Dr. Hani Sewilam (Minister of Water Resources and Irrigation, The Arab Republic of Egypt)


Moderated by Dr. Abraham Sing’Oei (Principal Secretary, State Department of Foreign Affairs, Kenya)