FP Forum @ COP28

FP COP 28 Forum
FP COP 28 Forum

Multi-Level Action for a Warming World

Against the backdrop of COP, where the stakes for collaborative action on climate comes to the fore, Foreign Policy will host a morning of thoughtful discussions on decarbonization, carbon removal, gender equality, and climate resilience efforts across sectors. As the world converges on solutions for a warming planet, this forum underscores the need for and the powerful effect of collaborative and inclusive efforts across various levels of governance and society.

Climate challenges transcend borders, and effective action demands unprecedented cooperation and the full participation of women and underrepresented communities. This forum will spotlight coordination across all levels of government and multilateral institutions as well as the vital contributions of non-state actors. Conversations will showcase how strategic alliances can scale solutions through cooperative engagement, policy innovation, and market development, and how safeguarding and restoring our planet’s ecosystems are vital to strengthening climate, energy, and economic security around the world. We will also take a deep dive into the climate and socio-economic returns from investing in women-driven solutions.

Convenings at COP are not merely discussions, but urgent exchanges among visionaries and changemakers that are designed to meet the existential threat of climate change with actionable strategies. Join us to engage with the policymakers, industry experts, and thought leaders who are actively shaping the blueprint for a climate-smart future, and driving the innovation and collaboration necessary to effect meaningful transformation on a global scale.

This event takes place outside of the Blue and Green Zones and does not require COP28 accreditation.

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Event Details

10th Floor, Uptown Tower DMCC Uptown Dubai

Speakers

Inger Andersen

Under-Secretary-General of the United Nations and Executive Director of the United Nations Environment Programme
Inger Andersen is Under-Secretary-General of the United Nations and Executive Director of the United Nations Environment Programme, headquartered ...
Andersen_Inger
Andersen_Inger

Brad Ack

CEO, Ocean Visions
Brad Ack has 35 years of experience working at the intersection of science, policy and environmental innovation, focused on the preservation of na...
Ack_Brad
Ack_Brad

Dr. Mayesha Alam

VICE PRESIDENT OF RESEARCH, FP ANALYTICS, FOREIGN POLICY
Dr. Mayesha Alam is vice president of research at FP Analytics where she oversees the research team and leads research development for clients and partners. She previously helpe...
Mayesha Alam
Mayesha Alam

Christopher Armitage

Director, Secretary & CEO, Global EverGreening Alliance
Christopher Armitage is a business development specialist, with demonstrated skill in designing and coordinating collaborative multi-sectoral appr...
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Armitage_Christopher

Bama Athreya

Deputy Assistant Administrator, USAID
Bama Athreya serves as the Deputy Assistant Administrator for the Gender Equality and Women’s Empowerment Hub and the Inclusive Development Hub ...
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Athreya_Bama

Nikki Batchelor

Executive Director, XPRIZE
Nikki Batchelor is the Executive Director for the $100M XPRIZE Carbon Removal, a competition supported by the Musk Foundation to drive innovation,...
Batchelor_Nikki
Batchelor_Nikki

Jasmine Boehm

DIRECTOR OF CHANGE MANAGEMENT & INCLUSION TETRA TECH, USAID ENGENDERING INDUSTRIES
Jasmine Boehm has a track record of over 20 years working with corporations, the public sector, and international organizations on topics of Sustainability Management,Diversity ...
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Boehm_Jasmine

Allison Carlson

EXECUTIVE VICE PRESIDENT, FP ANALYTICS & EVENTS, FOREIGN POLICY
Allison Carlson is the Executive Vice President of FP Analytics & Events at Foreign Policy. She oversees FPA’s cross-cutting research at the intersection of policy, techn...
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Carlson-Allison-foreign-policy-staff-portraits-20227-e1668635426960

Dr. Sanjeev Khagram

Director General and Dean, Thunderbird School of Global Management, Arizona State University
Dr. Sanjeev Khagram is the Director General and Dean of the Thunderbird School of Global Management at Arizona State University and the Foundation...
Khagram_Sanjeev
Khagram_Sanjeev

Dr. Mekala Krishnan

Partner, McKinsey Global Institute (MGI)
Dr. Mekala Krishnan is a partner at the McKinsey Global Institute (MGI), McKinsey’s business and economics research arm. Her research focuses on topics related to susta...
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Krishnan_Mekala

Ali Mohamed

Special Envoy on Climate Change, Kenya
Mr. Ali Mohamed, is the Climate Change Envoy at the Executive Office of the President, Kenya.  Mr. M...
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Mohamed_Ali

Bilha Ndirangu

CEO, Great Carbon Valley
Bilha Ndirangu is the CEO of Great Carbon Valley, a project development company that aims to harness the Rift Valley potential for direct air carb...
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Ndirangu_Bilha

Alyse Nelson

President and CEO, Vital Voices Global Partnership
Alyse Nelson is president and CEO of Vital Voices Global Partnership. A cofounder of Vital Voices, Alyse has worked for the organization for more ...
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Nelson_Alyse

Maureen Agnes Njeri

County Executive Committee Member (CECM) for Business and Hustler Opportunities, Nairobi City County Government
Maureen Agnes Njeri is a dedicated public servant and an advocate on all matters related to Environmental Ma...
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Njeri_Maureen

Zainab Salbi

Co-Founder, Daughters for Earth
Zainab is the co-founder for Daughters for Earth, Chief Awareness Officer at Find Center, and host of Redefined podcast. Zainab started her career...
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Salbi_Zainab

Hady Sherif

Executive Director for Commercial and Regulatory, Liberia Electricity Corporation (LEC)
M. Hady Sherif is currently the Executive Director for Commercial and Regulatory at the Liberia Electricity Corporation (LEC) since April 2022, and a board member of Center for ...
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Sharif_Hady_headshot

Hnede L. Berrian-Sillah

Senior Manager, Liberia Electricity Corporation (LEC)
Hnede L. Berrian-Sillah currently serves as the Senior Manager of the Gender, Employees Relations, and Human Resources Information System Departme...
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Sillah_Hnede Berrian

Andrew Sollinger

PUBLISHER & CEO, FOREIGN POLICY
Andrew Sollinger is the publisher and CEO of Foreign Policy, which he joined in 2018. Previously, he was executive vice president at Business Insider, executive director of Capi...
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Sollinger-Andrew-foreign-policy-staff-portraits-202237

David Thompson

Acting Coordinator, Power Africa
David Thompson is the Acting Coordinator for Power Africa - a U.S. Government-led partnership convening the collective resources of 200+ private s...
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Thompson_David

Agenda

Registration
Welcome Remarks
Andrew Sollinger, Publisher & CEO, Foreign Policy
Gender Equality and Climate Action
Bama Athreya, Deputy Assistant Administrator, USAID
Hady Sherif, Executive Director for Commercial and Regulatory, Liberia Electricity Corporation (LEC)
Moderator: Allison Carlson, Executive Vice President, Foreign Policy
Women in Power: Shaping the Future of Energy and Climate
David Thompson, Acting Coordinator, Power Africa
Hnede L. Berrian-Sillah, Senior Manager, Liberia Electricity Corporation (LEC)
Jasmine Boehm, Director of Change Management & Inclusion Tetra Tech, USAID Engendering Industries
Dr. Mekala Krishnan, Partner, McKinsey Global Institute (MGI)
Moderator: Dr. Mayesha Alam, VP for Research, FP Analytics
Accelerating Women-Led Nature-Based Solutions to Climate Change
Alyse Nelson, President and CEO, Vital Voices Global Partnership
Zainab Salbi, Co-Founder, Daughters for Earth
Moderator: Dr. Mayesha Alam, VP for Research, FP Analytics
Closing the Gap: Fulfilling the Climate Finance Commitment
Inger Andersen, Under-Secretary-General of the United Nations and Executive Director of the United Nations Environment Programme
Moderator: Andrew Sollinger, Publisher & CEO, Foreign Policy
Responsible Carbon Removal: The Third Pillar of Climate Action
Dr. Sanjeev Khagram, Director General and Dean, Thunderbird School of Global Management, Arizona State University
Moderator: Andrew Sollinger, Publisher & CEO, Foreign Policy
Carbon Removal: Climate Positive Sustainable Development
Ali Mohamed, Special Envoy on Climate Change, Kenya
Maureen Agnes Njeri, County Executive Committee Member (CECM) for Business and Hustler Opportunities, Nairobi City County Government
Bilha Ndirangu, CEO, Great Carbon Valley
Moderator: Allison Carlson, Executive Vice President, Foreign Policy
Scaling Carbon Removal: Science and Solutions
Brad Ack, CEO, Ocean Visions
Nikki Batchelor, Executive Director, XPRIZE
Christopher Armitage, Director, Secretary & CEO, Global EverGreening Alliance
Allison Carlson, Executive Vice President, Foreign Policy
Global Multistakeholder Action for Carbon Removal
Dr. Sanjeev Khagram, Director General and Dean, Thunderbird School of Global Management, Arizona State University
Moderator: Andrew Sollinger, Publisher & CEO, Foreign Policy
Closing Remarks
Andrew Sollinger, Publisher & CEO, Foreign Policy