Invitation to African Risk Capacity COP26 Side Event

Strengthening health outcomes through risk management and adaptation
14:15 GMT, Thursday 4 November 2021]

WHO Pavilion, COP26, Glasgow (and virtually)

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Join us tomorrow for a side event organised by the African Risk Capacity Group around COP26. Starting at 14.15 GMT


Strengthening health outcomes through risk management and adaptation

The COVID-19 crisis has further constrained climate and health adaptation. Rising government debt has complicated domestic resource mobilisation, and global climate finance decreased by 10% in 2020. As a result, climate impacts far outpace adaptation action. To break with this trend, preparedness and adaptation must be mainstreamed in COVID-19 recovery plans, and in development agendas, leveraging the triple dividend of responding to the health crisis; driving Africa’s economic development; and building climate-resilient societies. 

How can African countries prepare for the next pandemic? What needs to be done to ensure health systems across the continent are strengthened and what policies and risk mechanisms need to be put in place to support adaption?



Ibrahima Cheikh Diong

United Nations Assistant Secretary General (ASG) and Group Director General
African Risk Capacity Group

Dr. Qudsia Huda

Head of Disaster Risk Management and Resilience

Mr Stan Nkwain

Director, Regional Service Centre for Africa

Dr Virgil Lokossou

Team Lead Health Emergencies and Disaster Management,
West African Health Organisation (WAHO/ECOWAS)

Dr Amadou Bah

Senior Public Health and Country Liaison Officer
African Risk Capacity

Attend Virtually

If you are not able to join us in Glasgow, you will still be able to attend the panel discussion and pose your questions to our panels, virtually. Register today

For those of you in Glasgow, we look forward to seeing you tomorrow at the WHO pavilion!

Kind regards,

ARC COP26 Lectures Team
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ARC Group
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