2011 Forum
2011 Forum

On behalf of the Climate Investment Funds (CIF) and event host, the African Development Bank, we want to offer our appreciation to all of you who participated in the 2011 Partnership Forum in Cape Town, South Africa, this past June 24-25.

All stakeholders—representatives of governments, civil society, indigenous peoples, local communities, private sector, and others—are encouraged to attend and help chart the path for climate-smart development. If you're unable to join us in Cape Town, please join us online for this exciting event through live webstreaming and online moderation.

The Partnership Forum was a chance for CIF stakeholders to bring your CIF knowledge, issues and accomplishments to the table, and after a round of lively and informative sessions during the two days, we have learned a lot about the current standing of CIF programs and projects, and about concerns and lessons emerging from CIF work.

Highlights included:

  • Plenary sessions featuring stakeholder perspectives, experiences, and reflections on CIF strategic directions, results and impacts;
  • Open panel discussions that explore ways to maximize CIF impact at the country and sectoral level;
  • A learning symposium on the latest developments in climate science and technology;
  • A poster session for CIF’s 45 pilot countries to showcase their evolving CIF programs and projects.

List of Participants


 Climate Investment Funds 2011 Partnership Forum
and Associated Meetings

June 24 - 25, 2011 - Cape Town International Conference Center
Convention Square, 1 Lower Long Street, Cape Town
8001, South Africa

Schedule of Meetings

Friday, June 24, 2011

8.30 a.m. – 9.30 a.m.

Opening Remarks

  • Donald Kaberuka, President of the African Development Bank
  • Hon. Pravin Gordhan, Minister of Finance, South Africa


9.30 a.m. – 10.30 a.m.

Messages from Pilot Countries Meetings

10.30 a.m. – 1.30 p.m.

Emerging Lessons:

  • Governance: Panel
  • CTF Programming : Learning Brief
  • Experts: Panel
  • PPCR Programming: Learning Brief

1.30 p.m. – 3.00 p.m.

Break-out Sessions

3.00 p.m. – 6.00 p.m.

Tapping Growth Potential in Climate Change through Innovative Partnerships - Agenda

3.00 p.m. – 6.00 p.m.

Putting Science to Work: State of the Art in Climate Modeling and its role in the CIF - Agenda

3.00 p.m. – 6.00 p.m.

Financing Transformation - Agenda

3.00 p.m. – 6.00 p.m.

Greening Clean Energy Sources: Managing the Social and Biodiversity Trade-Offs for Wind Energy - Agenda
Saturday, June 25, 2011
Break-out Sessions
8.30 a.m. – 10.30 a.m. CSO Organized Panel

10.30 a.m. – 1.30 p.m.

Why Adaptation Should be a Priority for the Private Sector: Perspectives for the PPCR - Agenda

10.30 a.m. – 1.30 p.m.

Greening Growing Cities—The Challenge of Climate-Smart Mobility - Agenda

10.30 a.m. – 1.30 p.m.

Leap into Green Growth: Promoting Clean Technology Manufacturing - Agenda

10.30 a.m. – 1.30 p.m.

How Can We Get it Done? Working as Partners at the Country-Level - Agenda

1.30 p.m. – 2.30 p.m.


2.30 p.m. – 4.30 p.m.

Climate Science Update (UNEP) - Agenda

Closing Plenary
4.30 pm. - 4.40 p.m. Closing Statement on The Road to Durban
Hon. Maite Nkoana-Mashabane, Minister of Intl Relations & Cooperation, South Africa

4.40 p.m. – 6.30 p.m.

Wrap-up and Key Messages