Upcoming Highlights at COP28 – A Convergence of Technology, Women's Leadership, and Climate Action

As the world converges at the much-anticipated COP28, a series of groundbreaking forums and panels are set to take center stage, highlighting the critical intersection of technology, leadership, and climate action. From exploring the revolutionary impact of digital technologies in fostering sustainability to amplifying the voices of women leaders in climate solutions, COP28 in Dubai promises to be a hub of innovation, collaboration, and transformative ideas.

Join us as we delve into the highlights of this global event, where each discussion and panel brings a unique perspective and solution to the forefront of the climate action dialogue.

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COP28 Business & Philanthropy Climate Forum - Digital Technology: Accelerating A Sustainable Transition Through Connectivity And Creativity December 1st | 12:30 – 13:25 | Connect Conference Centre, Blue Zone and Green Zone, Expo City, Dubai.

In an era where digital technology is pivotal, this session explores how 5G, IoT, AI, and other emerging technologies can foster a greener, more sustainable world. Join us for a dynamic discussion on how digital innovation can revolutionize sectors from agriculture to healthcare, minimizing our carbon footprint and accelerating our journey towards sustainability.

  • Kate Kallot, Founder & CEO, Amini
  • Tony Bates, CEO, Genysis
  • Greg Jackson, CEO, Octopus Energy
  • Tom Inskip, President, Afiniti Global (Moderator)
  • Natasha Franck, Founder & CEO, EON
Voices and Ventures: Women Driving Climate SolutionsDecember 4th | 10:00 - 11:00am | Connect Conference Centre, Green Zone, Expo City, Dubai.

A special session dedicated to the influential role of women in driving climate solutions. Join us for inspiring talks and discussions on the impact and contributions of women in the climate action sphere.

  • Kate Kallot, Founder, Amini
  • Kitty Bu, Vice President of Asia (ex-India), Global Energy Alliance for People and Planet (Moderator)
  • Makhtar Diop, Managing Director, IFC
  • Leah Ellis, Founder, Sublime Systems
  • Inna Modja, Activist, Musician, and Founder, Green Zone

Panel on Africa Climate Risk Insurance Facility for Adaptation (ACRIFA)December 2nd | 9:00 am – 10:30 am | Expo City Dubai, The Africa Pavilion

Convened by the African Development Bank, the ACRIFA @COP28 event focuses on the Africa Climate Risk Insurance Facility for Adaptation (ACRIFA), aiming to raise $1 billion for climate insurance solutions in Africa. The event will explore how the African insurance industry can enhance climate change adaptation and investment. It also examines ACRIFA-supported innovations and the synergy between insurance and finance sectors for increased climate resilience.


  • Cindy McCain, Executive Director, World Food Program
  • Hassan Bashir, Founder, Takaful Insurance of Africa Group. Senior advisor, ACRIFA
  • Michelle Kagiri, Head of Government Relations, One Acre Fund
  • Beth Dunford, Vice President, Agriculture, Human and Social Development, African Development Bank Group
  • Mafalda Duarte, Executive Director, Green Climate Fund
  • Ibrahima Diong, Group Director General Africa Risk Capacity Group
  • Kate Kallot, CEO Amini

Shaping International Trade and Global Value Chain for MSME Climate ActionDecember 4th | 17:00 – 18:00 | ICC Partner Stage, Blue Zone, Dubai.

Discuss the critical role of international trade and global value chains in empowering MSMEs for climate action. This event will bring together experts to explore how trade can be leveraged for environmental sustainability.

  • Kate Kallot, Founder & CEO, Amini
  • Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, Director General, WTO
  • Greg Jackson, Group CEO, Beeah Group
  • Richard Fattal, Co-founder, Zen Cargo
  • Natasha Franck, Director of Sustainable and Inclusive Trade, International Trade Centre (Moderator)

High-Level Event on Artificial Intelligence for Climate ActionDecember 9th | 13:00 – 14:30 | UNFCCC Pavilion, Blue Zone, Dubai.

Join us for a high-level discussion on the role of Artificial Intelligence in climate action. This event will feature showcases of AI-powered solutions, high-level remarks, and the launch of the AI Innovation Grand Challenge.

  • Kate Kallot, CEO, Amini
  • H.E Omar Sultan Al Olama, Minister of State Artificial Intelligence, Digital Economy and Remote Work Applications
  • H.E. Ms. Shantal Munro-Knight, Minister, Prime Minister’s Office, Barbados
  • Sherif Tawfik, Chief Sustainability Commercial Officer, Microsoft
  • Yana Gevorgyan, Secretariat Director, Group on Earth Observations
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