Adaptation Day Event #4; COP Presidency Description: This session aims to highlight the role of AI and data analytics in early warning systems in reducing the aftermath of droughts and floods in countries exposed to climate change. Additionally, a key objective will be to raise funds for the development of EWS in developing countries.


  • Ms. Khalida Bouzar, Assistant Secretary-General, Assistant Administrator and Director of the Regional Bureau for Arab States (RBAS)

Welcome remarks:

  • H.E Dr. Yasmine Fouad, Minister of Environment, Egypt
  • H.E. Sherry Rehman, Federal Minister of Climate Change, Pakistan


  • Dr. Paul Egerton, Director of the Cabinet Office of the Secretary-General, World Meteorological Organization (WMO)
  • Ms. Mami Mizutori, Special Representative of the Secretary-General for Disaster Risk Reduction, United Nations Office for Disaster Risk Reduction (UNDRR)
  • Mr. Ben Webster, Head of Risk Informed Early Action Partnership (REAP)
  • Mr. Joseph Muturi Karimi, Chair of Slum Dwellers International
  • Mr. Francesco Rocca, President, International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC)

Closing remarks:

  • Ambassador Ayman Amin, Deputy Director for Department of Climate, Environment and Sustainable Development, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Arab Republic of Egypt


Image by: Neil Palmer (CIAT)