Event Details

Tackling Climate Change in Africa in Line with Development Issues and Needs

2022/8/23 (Tue)17:00-18:30(JST)
Climate Change
Type of Event
Online Webinar
African Development Bank (AfDB)/Egypt United States Agency for International Development (USAID Kenya)


Increasing temperatures and sea levels, changing precipitation patterns, and more extreme weather caused by climate change are increasingly impacting the African continent, hitting the most vulnerable the hardest and contributing to food insecurity, population displacement, and stress on water resources. 
JICA’s Global Agenda for Climate Change (June 2021) has, at its core, the aim of promoting the implementation of the Paris Agreement and the co-benefit approach to climate change mitigation and adaptation. The co-benefit approach aims at achieving development objectives while also yielding co-benefits for effectively addressing climate change in many sectors including energy, transport, disaster risk reduction, agriculture, water, and so forth.
During this side event, we aim to discuss the co-benefit approach as a realistic and effective way for African countries to achieve de-carbonization and a climate resilient society by highlighting the adoption of the co-benefit approach in JICA's interventions such as in the energy, forest conservation, and agriculture sectors.

Key Questions

  • Is the co-benefit approach effective or sufficient to achieve carbon neutrality and a climate resilient society in Africa?
  • What is necessary in terms of technologies, funding, and implementing capacity to achieve carbon neutrality in Africa?
  • What is the way forward for JICA’s continued provision of support to tackle climate change in Africa in line with development issues and needs?


Gain a deeper understanding of effective approaches to tackle climate change in Africa while analyzing JICA’s co-benefit approach and devise the way forward regarding our future provision of support in Africa.


Mr. Eiji Iwasaki
Director, Global Environment Department, JICA
Mr. MIYAZAKI Akihiro
Director General Climate Change and Environmental Management, Global Environment Department, JICA
Ms. Chihenyo Kangara
Regional Climate Change & Resilience Specialist, USAID Kenya
Mr. Alfred Gichu
Forest Conservation Secretary/National REDD+ Coordinator & Focal Point, Ministry of Environment and Forestry
Dr. Ahmed Mohamed Abdelhamid Mohina
Head Sector of Strategic Planning, Performance Follow up and International Cooperation, Ministry of Electricity and Renewable Energy
Mr. SAKAMOTO Yasuhiro
PADECO Co., Ltd., Team Leader of Technical Cooperation on Capacity Development for Energy Efficiency and Conservation
Dr. Monicah N. Kinuthia
Acting Director, Strategic Programmes Development, Ministry of Public Service, Gender, Senior Citizen Affairs and Special Programs, State Department for Development of the ASALs (TBC)
Mr. MURAKAMI Fumiaki
Nippon Koei & Team Leader/Project for Improvement of Food and Nutrition Security through Building Adaptive Capacity to Climate Change in Arid and Semi-Arid Lands in Kenya (IFNuS)
Eng. Khaled El-Askari
Principal Energy Officer, AfDB, Egypt Country Office
Dr. Ali Abosena
The Egyptian Environmental Affairs Agency (EEAA) CEO and Minister of Environment’s Assistant for Projects

JICA's Climate Change Initiatives

*The deadline for registration is 17:00, Monday, August 22 (Japan time).