On April 7, Neil Cole, Executive Secretary of CABRI was one of the speakers at the 4th and final day of the World Bank’s Climate-Smart Public Investment Management (PIM) in Africa Workshop Week. His presentation this afternoon focused on the integration of climate change aspects into Public Financial Management (PFM) and how CABRI is supporting policymakers in Africa in that regard, including the Inclusive Budgeting and Financing for Climate Change in Africa (IBFCCA) programme - a partnership between CABRI, the International Institute for Environment and Development (IIED), the International Budget Partnership (IBP) and the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) and funded by the Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency (Sida). He later moderated a panel discussion which aimed to summarize principles and guidance for climate-smart public investment management, green public procurement, and public asset management. Zimbabwe, Uganda, Ghana, Cameroon and Brazil were invited to give their thoughts on the past week and what they learned from it.
The “Africa Climate-Smart PIM Week” brought highlighted key principles and practical steps for mainstreaming the climate change agenda in public investment management in Africa. The workshop served as platform to share country experiences and practices, identify possible practical steps for mainstreaming climate change institutional aspects, and present available support and tools the World Bank and other development partners can provide to assist client countries in developing their climate agendas.