The UNEP FI Regional Roundtable Africa and Middle East was held on 14-15 June at the Windhoek Country Club Resort, in Windhoek, Namibia. The event, co-organised with NamibRe, convened 220+ UNEP FI member banks and insurers, policymakers, civil society, and academia to discuss sustainable finance trends, challenges, and solutions in Africa and Middle East.
View photos from the event here.
Keynote Address of the Prime Minister of Republic of Namibia, Rt. Hon. Dr. Saara Kuugongelwa-Amadhila
Opening remarks - Hon Maureen Hinda-Mbuende, Deputy Minister of Finance, Republic of Namibia
Transforming the real economy for a sustainable future
The role of finance in achieving the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development
Making credible climate commitments count – the road to COP28
Regulatory developments promoting sustainable finance in Africa and Middle East
Climate adaptation in Africa and Middle East: The finance journey
Climate mitigation in Africa and Middle East: The finance journey
Tackling loss and damage through innovative insurance facilities
Nature positive insurance in Africa and Middle East
ESG risk management in insurance underwriting
Advancing sustainability in banking through the Principles for Responsible Banking
Addressing water risks and management through finance
Unfortunately, due to technical issues with the cameras, recordings for the following panels were lost:
- Intersections between climate and nature: insights into TCFD and TNFD frameworks
- Advancing a circular economy in Sub-Saharan Africa
- Next steps to promoting sustainable finance in AME: Projects and partnerships
- Closing Remarks by Nuran Atef, Regional Coordinator for Africa and Middle East, UNEP FI
We would like to thank our co-organiser, sponsors, and partners, without whom the event would not have been possible.