Adaptation is in dire need for practical and implementable solutions and technologies that can be easily transferred to the developing world. From innovations around infectious diseases, to safeguarding against floods, insurance tools and capitalizing on progress in sensor technologies, this session will shed light on how technology can better serve us in adapting to climate change.


  • Wanjira Mathai, WRI Managing Partner for Africa and Global Partnerships

Welcome Remarks:

  • H.E Amr Talaat, Minister of Communications and Information Technology, Arab Republic of Egypt
  • Lord Zac Goldsmith, Minister of State and the Foreign, Commonwealth & Development Office with responsibility for Energy, Climate and the Environment, United Kingdom


  • H.E Liesje Schreinemacher, Minister for Foreign Trade and Development Cooperation, Netherlands 
  • Hon. Soipan Tuya, Cabinet Secretary for the Ministry of Environment and Forestry, Kenya
  • Mr. Mark Kroese, GM Solutions – Environmental Sustainability.
  • Dr. Akinwumi Adesina, President, African Development Bank Group
  • H.E Jochen Flasbarth, State Secretary of the German Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development
  • Diana Mbogo, Youth Entrepreneur representative of BFA Global’s Climate Innovation for Adaptation and Resilience (CIFAR) Alliance, Triggering Exponential Climate Action (TECA) initiative
  • Mahmoud ElKhateeb, Vodafone Business Director – Vodafone Egypt


Image credit: UNDP Climate Flickr