BUILD Project Webinar Series: Prioritising Health in Climate Change Action in Africa 
Event Date: 17 Oct 2023
Event Location: Virtual

The USAID-funded Building Capacity for Integrated Family planning (FP) and Reproductive Health (RH) and Population, Environment and Development (PED) Action (BUILD) Project jointly with other stakeholders including the Kenya government, Amref Health Africa and the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine (LHTSM) are running a Webinar Series to galvanise interest and spur policy and programme action around health and climate change. The series, titled “Prioritizing Health in Climate Change Action in Africa” will be conducted around key regional and global climate change events including   the Climate Change and Development in Africa (CCDA) Conference, the Africa Climate Action Summit, the Africa Climate Week (ACW) happening in Nairobi in September 2023, and the Conference of the Parties 28 (COP 28) to be held in Dubai in December.

The Webinar Series aim to unite global stakeholders for a dialogue on the intersectionality between health and climate change, focusing on Africa and will consist of three sessions from August to November 2023.

The sessions will engage policymakers, practitioners, researchers, and civil society to foster dialogue and generate actionable insights for effective climate change and health action in Africa.


Webinar 1: The Public Health Impacts of Climate Change: Unravelling the Science and Solutions for Sustainable Adaptation and Mitigation in Africa. 

The first webinar provided an overview of the linkages between climate change and health in the African context, emphasising the impacts on vulnerable populations. 

Date held: August 22, 2023 
Time: 3.00 pm to 4.30 pm EAT 

Find Webinar 1 recording here:


Webinar 2: Mainstreaming Health into Climate Change Actions: The Policy Pathways for Bridging the Policy Gaps between Climate Change and Health for a Resilient and Healthy Future 

The second webinar aims to catalyse political commitment and leadership to prioritise health in climate change action. 

Date held: September 19, 2023
Time: 3.00 pm to 4.30 pm EAT 

Find Webinar 2 recording here:


Webinar 3: Innovative Financing Solutions for the ‘Best Buys’ in Climate Change and Health: Unlocking Opportunities for Global Impact 

The third webinar examines innovative financing mechanisms and opportunities to mobilise resources for climate change and health initiatives in Africa. 

Date: October 17, 2023 
Time: 3.00 pm to 4.30 pm EAT 

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Building Capacity for Integrated Family Planning/Reproductive Health and Population, Environment Development Action (BUILD) is a five-year project made possible by the generous support of the American people through the U.S. Agency for International Development under cooperative agreement number 7200AA21CA00002. The BUILD project is led by the African Institute for Development Policy (AFIDEP) (prime) in partnership with Leadership for Environment and Development Southern and Eastern Africa (LEAD SEA); PATH Foundation Philippines Inc. (PFPI); FHI 360; and Pan-African Climate Justice Alliance (PACJA).


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