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Climate Adaptation and Urban-Rural Transformations in the Horn of...

February 17, 2022
12:00 PM - 1:30 PM

Climate Adaptation and Urban-Rural Transformations in the Horn of Africa

The Horn of Africa has for decades been one of the continent's fastest changing and most turbulent regions. It is also still a disproportionately rural region, with tens of millions of subsistence farmers and pastoralists who have extensive experience with weathering meteorological variability but who, for a host of reasons, are nonetheless among the world's most vulnerable populations in the face of climatic upheaval. This panel featuring some of the region's leading experts on sustainable development will take stock of ongoing efforts to adapt to intensifying climatic changes and the parallel challenges of strengthening sustainable livelihoods in remote rural areas and the Horn's rapidly growing cities.

This event is the latest installment a new webinar series through which the Center on Global Energy Policy seeks to foreground the heterogeneity of perspectives found around the continent on what climate means in different African contexts and how more than one billion Africans are already living with extraordinary climatological variability and constraints on the use of natural resources.


  • Harry Verhoeven, Senior Research Scholar, Center on Global Energy Policy at Columbia University SIPA


  • Balgis Elasha Osman, Chief Climate Change Expert, African Development Bank
  • Yifru Tafesse, Deputy Chief Executive Officer, Ethiopia's Agricultural Transformation Agency
  • Simon Wagura Ndiritu, Associate Professor, Strathmore University Business School


This webinar will be hosted via Zoom. Advance registration is required. Upon registration, you will receive a confirmation email with access details. The event will be recorded and the video recording will be added to our website following the event.

This event is open to press, and registration is required to attend. For media inquiries or requests for interviews, please contact Natalie Volk ([email protected]).

For more information about the event, please contact [email protected].

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Center on Global Energy Policy