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Blue Economy for Resilient Africa Program

November 16, 2022
Blue Economy for Resilient Africa Program Event

Date and time: Wednesday, November 16, 2022

Washington, D.C. 11:00-11:45 AM | UTC 16:00 - 16:45 | Cairo 18:00-18:45

Africa has an opportunity to unleash the potential to develop a resilient blue economy. Africa's coastal countries can manage their coastal and marine resources to spur economic growth, address food security and reduce poverty while adapting to the effects of climate change.

In a context where there is urgency to act, the World Bank is pleased to present a set of strategic solutions showcasing impact, and financing opportunities that can be brought to scale.

Welcome Remarks
Valerie Hickey, 
Global Director, Environment, Natural Resources and Blue Economy, World Bank

Opening Remarks
Ms. Boutheina Guermazi
, Director for Regional Integration for Sub-Saharan Africa, the Middle East, and North Africa, World Bank 

Africa Blue Economy Operations 

Presentation on the Solutions Papers and New Financial Partnerships 
Mr. Simeon Ehui
, Regional Director, Sustainable Development, World Bank 

Keynote Ministerial Interventions

H.E. Dr. Yasmine Fouad, Minister of Environment, Arab Republic of Egypt
H.E. Hamza Khamis Hamza, Deputy Minister for Union and Environment Honorable, United Republic of Tanzania
Mr. Youssef Farhat, Deputy Budget Director, Ministry of Economy and Finance, Kingdom of Morocco

Partners Interventions

Ms. Cassilde Breniere, Deputy Director, Operations, French Development Agency
Ms. Martina Jagerhorn, Program Manager, Nordic Development Fund
Ms. Ingrid Reumert, Head of Group Stakeholder Relations, Ørsted Sustainable Energy, Denmark
Mr. Ahmed Yassine, Co-founder, Banlastic, Egypt

Closing Remarks
How to Upscale Financing for the BE4RAP, 2023 actions!
Valerie Hickey, Global Director, Environment, Natural Resources and Blue Economy, World Bank