Meet the GSMA ClimateTech team at Africa Climate Summit & Week 2023

Africa Climate Summit (ACS) and Africa Climate Week (ACW), hosted by the Government of Kenya, are the first of four regional climate weeks providing a platform for global stakeholders to discuss climate solutions and build momentum in the lead up to COP 28. The GSMA ClimateTech team will participate in the event from 4 – 8 September 2023 in Nairobi, Kenya.

Exploring innovative climate solutions in Africa

As the world grapples with the urgent issue of climate change, Africa stands at the forefront of the greatest challenges and opportunities. Increasingly, we see the use of innovative technologies such as artificial intelligence, the Internet of Things and blockchain helping the most vulnerable communities in the region to anticipate and adapt to climate shocks and stresses.

Through the GSMA Innovation Fund for Climate Resilience and Adaptation, we support exciting tech solutions designed to deliver impact and build climate resilience and adaptation across Africa. Such innovations require support from a range of stakeholders across public and private sectors in the form of financing, enabling regulatory environments and technical assistance to realise their full potential.

The Africa Climate Summit and Africa Climate Week 2023 – vital platforms for driving climate action across the continent – are just around the corner. The events will gather policymakers, practitioners and civil society in Nairobi for five days in early September to build momentum for COP 28.

The GSMA ClimateTech programme is delighted to support ACS and ACW by co-organising and participating in several sessions. With technology and innovation as key cross-cutting themes for this year’s COP, we are excited to keep the potential that tech solutions can bring at the top of the agenda, ensuring they remain a cornerstone of the decisions driving global climate action.

Join the conversation

Are you excited about the potential of technology to shape a sustainable future for Africa? Join us in Nairobi at the following sessions:

Networking with Africa’s Climate Leaders: Perspectives from the Industry

The session is expected to initiate conversations that will help to facilitate collaborations and partnerships that advance innovations for climate resilience and adaptation.
? Date: Monday, 4 September
? Venue: KICC
?️ Organisers: Nairobi Climate Network

Unlocking Finance and Creating an Enabling Environment for Youth Entrepreneurs and Innovators in Climate Action

This event, co-organised by GSMA ClimateTech, will bring together key stakeholders from the finance sector, government agencies, climate-focused organisations, and youth innovators themselves to discuss and explore opportunities for financing youth-led climate projects.
? Date and time: Tuesday, 5 Sept 11 am – 12 pm
? Venue: KICC
?️ Organisers: African Development Bank, supported by GSMA, AYICC, GCA, Unicef

Find our more about this session here.

Africa Climate Zone

The Africa Climate Zone will bring together policymakers, researchers, private sector players, civil society organisations, and other stakeholders to discuss innovative solutions, policy frameworks, and practical actions.
? Date and time: Tuesday, 5 Sept 2 pm – 4pm
? Venue: Invite only
?️ Organisers: Alliance for Science

African Union Climate Action Innovation Hub at Africa Climate Summit

This session focuses on investors and innovators in the area of financial sustainability.
? Date and time: Wednesday, 6 September 8 am – 10 am
? Venue: KICC
?️ Organisers: African Union

Will you be at Africa Climate Week?

For more information about the GSMA ClimateTech programme and its involvement in Africa Climate Week 2023, visit our website or reach out to Alfred Osiko, Senior Market Engagement Manager, via email here. You can also follow us on social media (Twitter/X, Linkedin, Facebook) for updates and insights from the event. Together, we can unlock the potential of technology to build a climate-resilient Africa.


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