Recording: Financial architecture for a green and climate resilient Africa

May 25, 2023

Recording from the dialogue with Anzetse Were.

Nairobi, Kenya. Photo: Amani Nation / Unsplash

SEI’s Development and Aid Policy Team and the Swedish Development Research Network (SweDev) invited Anzetse Were as the keynote speaker for the SEI and SweDev dialogue on development research on 11 May 2023. Watch the recording below!

This dialogue is part of SEI’s and SweDev’s dialogue series on development research. The aim of the dialogues on development research is to spread the findings of development research. The dialogues serve as a platform for researchers to share their work in an informal and public manner. The dialogue series target researchers, practitioners and policymakers within the field of development research.

Financial architecture for a green and climate resilient Africa

Africa continues to be disproportionately negatively affected by the impacts of climate change, the effects of which ripple through all layers of the economies on the continent. The effects range from impacts on fiscal and monetary policy, focused sectoral effects as well as direct impacts on livelihood and firm activity. And while there is a widely acknowledged gap in green and climate finance required to address these effects, the funding gap persists. At the same time, there is more that African governments, private sector and development players can do to ensure the continent anchors, retains, and scales green and climate finance to address these challenges. Anzetse Were explores the layered economic effects of climate change in Africa and how intelligently re-crafting financial architecture can aggregate the positive effects of green and climate finance towards economic resilience in Africa.

About the speakers

Anzetse Were is a development economist with over 12 years of experience in economic research, advising and strategy in Africa. Her areas of expertise include the financial sector and finance systems in Africa; the digital economy and innovation; sustainable finance; women and work; and the political economy of finance and development in Africa.

Númi Östlund, Programme Manager at the Expert Group for Aid Studies, lead the discussion in this dialogue. George Marbuah, Research Fellow at SEI, held the welcoming remarks.

Watch a recording of the session here.