Week for Sustainable Mobility and Climate 2022

Nature-based solutions for non-state actors in Africa


Nature-based solutions are defined by IUCN as: « actions to protect, sustainably manage and restore natural or modified ecosystems to directly address societal challenges in an effective and adaptive manner, while ensuring human well-being and producing benefits for biodiversity ».

In this workshop in Dakar, we seek to illustrate how nature-based solutions are a robust response to the impacts of climate change by highlighting examples of initiatives led by non-state actors themselves including African communities.

Collective reflection on the three axes:

  1. Project governance: how to facilitate cooperation between state and local actors in the design and implementation of SfN projects?
  2. Capacity building of actors in terms of adaptation
  3. Access to climate and biodiversity financing



Moderation by:

  • Eva Radek, Events and Coalitions Officer at Climate Chance Association
  • Marcia Gumbe, National Project Manager – Urban Resilience, UN Habitat
  • Fatimatou Sall, WASH – Program manager, Catholic Relief Services Senegal
  • Brilé Anderson, Environmental Economist at Sahel and West Africa Club, OECD
  • Hellen Njoki Wanjohi-Opil, Resilience African Cities Lead (Cities Program), WRI Africa, United Nations High-Level Climate Champions team
  • Fatou Sarr, Enda énergie coordinator for the Northern Zone of Senegal