Revolutionizing Resilience: Harnessing InfraTech for Climate Adaptation
2nd December, 2023
COP28 Resilience Hub – Hybrid event
Join us in-person or virtually during COP28 for ‘Revolutionizing Resilience’ to see how innovative funding and financing, technology, and creative thinkers can help us build and adapt infrastructure to handle the challenges of our changing climate.
2 December 2023 at 12:00–13:00 (GST), 03:00–04:00 (EDT), 09:00–10:00 (CEST), 16:00–17:00 (SGT), 19:00–20:00 (AEDT)
About the event
The infrastructure sector must embrace mature, proven technology at pace while supporting the next generation of solutions to scale. No longer a ‘nice to have’, InfraTech is now critical for delivering sustainable and resilient infrastructure and playing an increasingly important role in de-risking investment to mobilise more private sector finance for sustainable infrastructure projects.
During this dynamic session, key players who fund infrastructure projects and those who develop technology solutions for infrastructure will come together to showcase how InfraTech can help infrastructure withstand climate change and disasters.
Chaired by the GI Hub and co-hosted by the Private Infrastructure Development Group (PIDG) and the the African Union Development Agency (AUDA-NEPAD), the event will shine a spotlight on three pioneering InfraTech companies currently engaged in Emerging Markets and Developing Economies (EMDEs), hand-picked by our session co-host. These companies will showcase their transformative solutions to the audience and a panel of experts, for consideration on future infrastructure projects.
You will learn firsthand how technology can be used to adapt our infrastructure to make it more resilient to a changing climate, and how these ideas can work in different sectors and places – to encourage their greater adoption.
Virtual and in-person attendees will be able to vote before and during the event for their favourite InfraTech solution.
- Amelia Burnett, Associate Director – InfraTech, Global Infrastructure Hub (Event chair)
- Mr Amine Idriss Adoum, Director of Infrastructure, Trade and Industry at the African Union Development Agency (AUDA-NEPAD)
- Dr Towela Nyirenda-Jere, Head of the Economic Integration Division at the African Union Development Agency (AUDA-NEPAD)
- Marco Serena, Chief Sustainability Impact Officer, Private Infrastructure Development Group (PIDG)
Infratech solution providers
- Bashir Abubakar, Founder & CEO, FLOEWS
FLOEWS: Disaster Risk Management & Early Warning Intelligence is a Nigerian-based start up with an all-round novel and multi-patented solution that monitors and forecast flood disaster imminence, thereby disseminating the forecast as an early warning intelligence to vulnerable individuals, communities, businesses, and economies.
- Mansoor Hamayun, CEO, Bboxx
Bboxx was founded to tackle a major global problem: energy poverty and the lack of access to essential products and services across Africa. Bboxx’s data-driven super platform business model combines two pillars: Bboxx Pulse®, a fully integrated operating system, and an extensive on-the-ground network to connect customers with clean energy, clean cooking, smartphones, e-mobility, and selected financial products.
- Yasmine Jabali, Co-Founder, Mruna
Mruna’s BiomWeb represents an innovative approach to nature-based wastewater infrastructure. It combines simple biology and modern technology to reimagine how cities deliver and finance critical infrastructure. Developed and built inhouse, their systems ensure seamless operation and centralized control over a decentralized network of facilities. By leveraging generative design tools and public-private partnerships, Mruna positions BiomWeb as an agile and sustainable alternative to conventional infrastructure design approaches.