CASA African Investment Summit at AGRF / Deal Room 2022 (in-person)

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CASA African Investment Summit at AGRF / Deal Room 2022 (in-person)

Tipping the balance: Opportunities in climate adaptation for African smallholder farmers and SMEs

Currently 95% of climate finance is supplied by public sources and allocated towards low-hanging fruit to mitigate climate change. To get beyond the low-hanging fruit the world will have to consider smaller investment opportunities that, in aggregate, can significantly adapt to climate change in Africa. If no action is taken, climate impacts in Africa will lead to overall yield reductions of up to 30% by 2050, while extreme weather events will result in higher post-harvest quality and quantity losses.

This session will explore how to effectively attract more funding to the agri-SME sector to achieve this aim while managing the risks.

Briefing document: Tipping the balance: Opportunities in climate adaptation for African smallholder farmers and SMEs

 

Moderator: Ms Aggie Konde, Vice President, Program Innovation and Development, AGRA

Presentation of the Key Findings of the Climate Investment Research: Mr Mathias Hague, Research Lead, CASA

Panelists:
• Mr Jonathan First, Senior Consultant, Climate Policy Initiative Global Lab for Climate Finance

• Mr Gabriel Boc, Senior Agriculture and Food Security Specialist, Division of Mitigation and Adaptation,       Green Climate Fund

• Mr Eelco Baan, Global Coordinator Food Systems, SNV Netherlands

• Ms Marieke van Schie,Project Manager – Climate Resilient Agribusiness for Tomorrow (CRAFT Project)
SNV Netherlands

• Mr Divine Ntiokam, Founder and Managing Director, Climate Smart Agriculture Youth Network

• Mr Brian Milder,Director of Strategy for Food and Agriculture, Aceli Africa/Council on Smallholder Agricultural Finance (CSAF)

• Mr. Patrick Verkoijjen, CEO, Global Center for Adaptation

• Ms Mikayla Czajkowski, Chief of Staff to CEO, SunCulture

• Mr Tanguy Boussard, Chief Strategy Officer, SunCulture

• Mr Abdulmajid M. Nsekela, CEO, CRDB

• Ms Lindiwe Sibanda, Co-Chair, Global Alliance for Climate Smart Agriculture (GACSA)

Timing Item Speakers Questions
(5’) Session Introduction and Format Britt Spyrou

AGRA

  • Session introduction and format
(5’) Keynote Rwandan Government
  • Why is climate adaptation for Rwanda?
  • What is the government of Rwanda doing and planning to do?
  • What needs to happen at the micro and macro levels?
(5’) Climate finance and the current state of sector Mathias Hague

CASA

  • What does the climate finance for agriculture sector look like?
  • What is the balance between climate finance for mitigation vs adaptation?
  • What is the role that concessional funding can play in tipping the balance?
(15’) The role of concessional funding for tipping the balance Stephen Morin, USAID

Simon Winter, Syngenta Foundation,

Fiona Napier, Africa Nature Lead, UNFCC Climate Champions team

Gary Almond, Shell Foundation

  • Why does investing in adaptation matter?
  • How is USAID going to promote climate adaptation in its future programming?
  • How can GCF ensure that other investors follow the way into a 50:50 split between mitigation and adaptation?
  • What are the key challenges from a donor perspective to attract private investment into adaptation?
(5’) The emergence of climate finance mobilization initiatives and the perspective of capital providers Mathias Hague

CASA

  • What does the spectrum of climate finance mobilization initiatives look like?
  • What needs to happen to improve synergies and efficiencies?
  • Are investors and companies really investing in climate adaptation?
(15’) Investing in climate from an investor perspective Ben Valk, RaboBank

Jerry Parkes, CEO, Injaro Investments and ABC Fund

Abdulmajid M. Nsekela, CEO, CRDB Bank

Thouraya Tiriki, Director, Sustainable production, markets and institutions, IFAD

 

  • How is your organization investing in adaptation?
  • What are the key challenges faced by impact and return investors (including food companies) to invest in adaptation?
  • What are the key opportunities for investing in adaptation?
  • What is the business case in the short term?
(5’) Investment opportunities in climate smart agriculture technologies Mathias Hague

CASA

  • Which are some of the key emerging technologies for promoting adaptation?
  • What needs to happen to facilitate investment in these technologies?
(15’) Investing in adaptation technologies Samir Ibrahim, CEO Sunculture [Boston Consulting Group Representative]

Catherine Nakalembe, Lead, NASA Harvest

Jean Paul Gis, One Acre Fund

  • Which are some concrete examples of financially sustainable and scalable technologies for promoting adaptation?
  • How can these technologies be made accessible to smallholder farmers?
  • What should the business and revenue models look like?
(15’) Discussion All
  • Are there any questions the concessional capital providers would like to ask the investors and foundations?
  • And the other way around?
  • To all –  what needs to happen to tip the balance? Who needs to do what?
(5’) Closing remarks

 

Britt Spyrou

AGRA

  • Build up for COP27 and future commitments

 


Timing Item Speakers Questions
(5’) Session Introduction and Format Britt Spyrou

AGRA

Session Introduction and Format
(5’) Keynote Rwandan Government ·        Why is climate adaptation for Rwanda?

·        What is the government of Rwanda doing and planning to do?

·        What needs to happen at the micro and macro levels?

(5’) Climate finance and the current state of sector Mathias Hague

CASA

·        What does the climate finance for agriculture sector look like?

·        What is the balance between climate finance for mitigation vs adaptation?

·        What is the role that concessional funding can play in tipping the balance?

(15’) The role of concessional funding for tipping the balance Stephen Morin, USAID

Simon Winter, Syngenta Foundation,

Fiona Napier, Africa Nature Lead, UNFCC Climate Champions team

Gary Almond, Shell Foundation

·        Why does investing in adaptation matter?

·        How is USAID going to promote climate adaptation in its future programming?

·        How can GCF ensure that other investors follow the way into a 50:50 split between mitigation and adaptation?

·        What are the key challenges from a donor perspective to attract private investment into adaptation?

(5’) The emergence of climate finance mobilization initiatives and the perspective of capital providers Mathias Hague

CASA

·        What does the spectrum of climate finance mobilization initiatives look like?

·        What needs to happen to improve synergies and efficiencies?

·        Are investors and companies really investing in climate adaptation?

(15’) Investing in climate from an investor perspective Ben Valk, RaboBank

Jerry Parkes, CEO, Injaro Investments and ABC Fund

Abdulmajid M. Nsekela, CEO, CRDB Bank

Thouraya Tiriki, Director, Sustainable production, markets and institutions, IFAD

·        How is your organization investing in adaptation?

·        What are the key challenges faced by impact and return investors (including food companies) to invest in adaptation?

·        What are the key opportunities for investing in adaptation?

·        What is the business case in the short term?

(5’) Investment opportunities in climate smart agriculture technologies Mathias Hague

CASA

·        Which are some of the key emerging technologies for promoting adaptation?

·        What needs to happen to facilitate investment in these technologies?

(15’) Investing in adaptation technologies Samir Ibrahim, CEO Sunculture [Boston Consulting Group Representative]

Catherine Nakalembe, Lead, NASA Harvest

Jean Paul Gis, One Acre Fund

·        Which are some concrete examples of financially sustainable and scalable technologies for promoting adaptation?

·        How can these technologies be made accessible to smallholder farmers?

·        What should the business and revenue models look like?

(15’) Discussion All ·        Are there any questions the concessional capital providers would like to ask the investors and foundations?

·        And the other way around?

·        To all –  what needs to happen to tip the balance? Who needs to do what?

(5’) Closing remarks

 

Britt Spyrou

AGRA

·        Build up for COP27 and future commitments

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