Partnership Forum

CIF 2011 Partnership Forum

  • Aug 19, 2011

The Climate Investment Funds (CIF) and event host, the African Development Bank, offered post-event appreciation to all who participated in the 2011 Partnership Forum, which was held in Cape Town, South Africa, June 24-25, 2011.

Participant stakeholders included representatives of governments, civil society, indigenous peoples, local communities, private sector, and others, who attended and helped chart the path for climate-smart development. If those unable to join the event in Cape Town, the option to join online through live webstreaming and online moderation was made available.

The Partnership Forum was a chance for CIF stakeholders to bring their knowledge, issues and accomplishments to the table. Following a series of lively and informative sessions over the two days, participants heard about the progress of CIF-supported programs and projects, including concerns and emerging lessons. See the List of Participants.

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.

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