From 4 to 8 September 2023, Nairobi hosted the inaugural Africa Climate Summit and Africa Climate Week. The Summit aimed to address the increasing exposure to climate change and its associated costs, both globally and particularly in Africa.

Organized in parallel, Africa Climate Week provided a platform for policymakers, practitioners, businesses and civil society to exchange on climate solutions, barriers to overcome and opportunities realized in different regions, leading to the first global stocktake concluding at COP28 in UAE in December of this year.

Alongside many other organizations and partners, the Jameel Observatory actively participated across the various sessions.

4 September

13:30 – 14:30 – Community Jameel hosted and Guyo Roba spoke at ‘Investing in South-led science and innovation for a just and equitable climate finance framework‘ . After the session Guyo Malicha Roba joined Appolinaire Djikeng to reflect on south-led science. Watch the short video.


6 September

14:30 – 17:30 – Guyo Roba spoke at ‘Climate and Health Solutions: Close Up – Putting a human face to the climate imperative.’ Notes from the session.

7 September

10:00 – 11:00 – ILRI co-hosted and Guyo Roba spoke at ‘Pathways to sustainable production and resilient livelihoods: building a common African livestock narrative.’ Read a media interview.

15:30 – 16:45 – ILRI co-hosted and Kelvin Shikuku (ILRI), Steve Mutiso (Save the Children) and Tahira Mohamed (Jameel Observatory) spoke at ‘The role of social protection and adaptive social safety nets’. Read session notes from ILRI /   View the recording on Youtube.

8 September

13:00 – 13:30 – Jameel Observatory hosted climate activation actionhub ‘Response, Recovery, Resilience – Voices and images from dryland communities managing climate and environmental shocks’. Watch a short video from the session / View the full recording / Read a news story / more on the 3 R’s.