Climate Financing and Humanitarian Action

ICVA 2023 Annual Conference panel discussion on “Gaps in Climate Financing and implications for humanitarian action”

The session examined what climate financing is, the gap in climate financing in humanitarian contexts and the resulting implications for humanitarian action in such contexts.

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ICVA 2023 Annual Conference panel discussion on “Gaps in Climate Financing and implications for humanitarian action.”...
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Overview

The objective of the session was to improve the understanding of humanitarian actors/NGOs on what climate financing is, what it means in humanitarian contexts, including implications for humanitarian action.

The session examined some key questions:

  • What is Climate Finance?
  • What is the gap in climate financing in humanitarian contexts?
  • What are the implications for humanitarian action in such contexts?
  • What is the role of humanitarian actors, especially NGOs working in conflict and fragile contexts?
ICVA 2023 Annual Conference panel discussion on “Gaps in Climate Financing and implications for humanitarian action”

The following are the speakers

Azmat
Mr. Azmat Khan
Chief Executive Officer, Foundation for Rural Development (FRD)
Topics: Climate Change; Disability; PSEA
Charlene-Watson
Dr. Charlene Watson
Senior Research Associate – Climate and Sustainability Team, ODI
Sylvie-Wabbes
Ms. Sylvie Wabbes
Agronomist and Resilience Advisor, Emergency and Resilience Office, Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO)
Catherine-Lune-Grayson
Dr. Catherine-Lune Grayson
Head of Policy Team - Policy and Humanitarian Diplomacy Division, International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC)
Isaiah-Toroitich
Mr. Isaiah Toroitich
Head of Global Advocacy, Lutheran World Federation (LWF)
Topics: Climate and Environment Action; Early Recovery

Moderator

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Nishanie Jayamaha
Learning and Program Coordinator, ICVA