A delegation from the Sahara and Sahel Observatory will be present at the United Nations Conference on Climate Change 'CoP26' hosted by the United Kingdom in partnership with Italy and which is taking place from October 31 to November 12, 2021 in Scottish Event Campus (SEC) in Glasgow, UK.
Accredited as a Regional Implementation Agency by the Green Climate Fund (GCF) and by the Adaptation Fund (AF), the Observatory will co-organize with OiEau, a first side event on "From incubation to financing for adaptation: developing 100 water & climate projects for Africa" on November 5 at 3:00 p.m. in hybrid mode (on site in the 'Forth Room' and online), in partnership with INBO, PHI/UNESCO, AFD, OMVS, FWP and Les Agences de l'Eau and will be marked by the interventions of Mr. Nabil Ben Khatra, Executive Secretary of the OSS, Mr. Eric Tardieu, Secretary General of the International Network of Basin Organizations (INBO) as well as a number of panelists from GIZ, GCF, WB.
The OSS will organize a second event on « Data quality and availability in climate finance» which will take place on November 9 at 4:00 p.m. This event will underline the importance of data in the fight against climate change, the need to improve the quality and availability of data to strengthen resilience, the benefits of synergy between indigenous and scientific knowledge in creating databases and concrete solutions likely to improve coordination between donors and beneficiaries in the establishment of an aligned database on climate change.
On the occasion of its participation in the CoP, the OSS will highlight its support for adaptation to climate change and will promote its contribution to its partners in the IGAD region for increased resilience to face climate variations.
It will also seek to strengthen its partnerships with the various technical and financial partners to mobilize funds and resources to consolidate the efforts made to find solutions to the environmental challenges of the continent.