Breakout session | Stage 2


Host: ODI

People and our planet face multiple and increasingly complex threats. Vulnerable communities in the poorest countries must navigate an assault course of interrelated threats – exacerbated by the Covid-19 pandemic. From environmental degradation including climate change, increasing economic and financial instability, to the increasing spread of organised crime and conflict, pandemics and antibiotic resistance. These are creating a complex risk landscape that development actors and governments must be better equipped to navigate, if we are to deliver on the SDGs.

Achieving sustainable development requires taking account of these complex risks and moving away from single hazard responses to more systems approach that builds multi- shock resilience. This event will explore risks vulnerable populations face, their transboundary nature and how to build resilience.



Rebecca Nadin
Director of Global Risks and Resilience, ODI
Dr. Nadin is the Director of ODI’s Global Risks and Resilience programme. She leads a multi-disciplinary team of analysts to pioneer policy-driven research on emerging risk vectors and resulting opportunities to reduce vulnerability, build resilience and drive transformative and sustainable change. She has more than 15 years of government and consultancy experience in China and Asia, specialising in designing and managing multi-stakeholder initiatives in sustainable development and climate change; leading climate risk and vulnerability analysis and policy formulation at national and sectoral level; and analysis of China’s emerging geopolitical strategy and socioeconomic priorities.
Ayman Cherkaoui
Coordinator for the Mohammed VI Prize for the Climate and Sustainable Development, Strategic Development Officer at the Mohammed VI Foundation for Environmental Protection and Lead Counsel for Climate Change at the Center for International Sustainable Development Law
Mr. Ayman Cherkaoui is the Coordinator for the Mohammed VI Prize for the Climate and Sustainable Development as well as Strategic Development Officer at the Mohammed VI Foundation for Environmental Protection. Ayman is Regional Facilitator of Major Groups and Stakeholders, Africa, elected by African organisations accredited to UNEP. Ayman is also Lead Counsel for Climate Change at the Center for International Sustainable Development Law, Judge for the SDG Action Awards, Obama Foundation: Africa Leader, Ambassador for the Adaptation without Borders Initiative, and Atlantic Dialogues Emerging Leader. Previously, he was Special Advisor to the Presidency of COP22 as well as Legal Advisor to the Environment Minister of Morocco and worked for Valyans Consulting and the International Air Transport Association. Ayman has academic background in Climate Change, Sustainable Development, Finance, Law and Engineering.
Philipine Kidulah
Director of Jitokeze Wamama Wafrika
Philipine is Founder and Director of Jitokeze Wamama Wafrika. The organization’s mission is to empower vulnerable women and their households for resilience to poverty and the adverse impacts of climate change in West Pokot County in Kenya. Through three empowerment programs (targeted at Girls, Farmers and partners) Jitokeze Wamama Wafrika serves women farmers as well as marginalized and landless girls that are most vulnerable to the impacts of climate change.
Barbara Guthrie
Officer & Vice President Corporate Sustainability, UL
Barbara Guthrie, UL Corporate Fellow, has been helping ensure safe, sustainable and secure living and working environments for people around the globe through her thirty-five years of experience in safety-science research, regulatory code and standards development, laboratory operations, product and system certifications, training and education. As VP Corporate Sustainability, Barbara is the visionary responsible for UL’s sustainability strategy across the global landscape, expanding and elevating its commitment to social, environmental and sustainability services and offerings. She leads UL employees on a shared mission to positively impact the planet, its people and prosperity while working for a safer, more secure and sustainable world.
September 23, 09:00
09:00 — 09:45 EST (GMT-5) (45′)

Climate, Environment, Leave No One Behind, Planet, Youth

| Host: ODI |, Ayman Cherkaoui (Mohammed VI Foundation), Barbara Guthrie (UL), Ibrahima Socé Fall (WHO), Philipine Kidulah (Jitokeze Wamama Wafrika), Rebecca Nadin (ODI)


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