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African Risk Capacity (ARC) to Advocate Climate Resilience, Disaster Risk Management, and Climate Financing at COP28 in Dubai


Johannesburg, 28 November 2023 - African Risk Capacity (ARC) is proud to announce its participation at the 28th Conference of the Parties (COP28) to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC), scheduled to take place in Dubai from November 30 to December 12, 2023. ARC will actively engage in discussions on climate resilience, disaster risk management, and climate financing, amplifying its commitment to building a more resilient Africa.

As a leading institution in the field of climate resilience and Disaster Risk Management in Africa, ARC recognises the urgency and significance of global climate challenges. COP28 provides an invaluable platform to address these issues and advocate for stronger initiatives and partnerships that can have a profound impact on vulnerable populations across the African continent.

Ibrahima Cheikh Diong, the DG of ARC Group, emphasises the importance of this event: « COP28 is a critical moment for the world to come together and take decisive action against climate change. Africa is one of the most climate-vulnerable continents, and ARC is fully committed to ensuring that the voices of the most vulnerable communities are heard. Our presence at COP28 signifies our unwavering dedication to building climate resilience and disaster risk management across the region. »


Lesley Ndlovu Lindelwe, the CEO of ARC Limited, adds, « ARC Limited has been at the forefront of providing innovative insurance solutions for climate-related risks. We've been recognised globally for our contributions to ESG in the insurance industry. Our vision is to strengthen partnerships, share our experiences, and collaborate with global leaders to create a more resilient Africa and a more sustainable world. »


ARC will use its participation at COP28 to highlight its fieldwork achievements, share valuable lessons learned, and promote best practices in Disaster Risk Management. Additionally, it will showcase its advocacy efforts, emphasising the vital role of climate financing in achieving these objectives.

ARC invites all stakeholders, partners, and attendees at COP28 to engage in meaningful discussions and collaborations to advance climate resilience, disaster risk management, and climate financing across the African continent.

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Michèle Diane Karambiri, Head of Communication, ARC Group


About African Risk Capacity (ARC):

African Risk Capacity (ARC) is a specialised agency of the African Union, established to help African governments improve their capacities to better plan, prepare, and respond to extreme weather events and natural disasters. ARC enables countries to take control of their disaster risk management by providing customised financial instruments and access to predictable disaster risk financing to protect the food security and livelihoods of their vulnerable populations. ARC is governed by its member states, with the African Union Commission serving as the depository. ARC assists its member countries in building capacity to manage extreme weather events and natural disasters and to access financial tools to mitigate the impact of those events.


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