Stephan is the Site and Community Manager for Climatelinks. He draws on more than three years of experience in communications for international environmental trust funds to support Climatelinks through USAID’s Sharing Environment and Energy Knowledge (SEEK) initiative by engaging the Climatelinks community and featuring its work. Stephan has MAs in International Affairs (American University) and Natural Resources and Sustainable Development (United Nations University for Peace) and BAs in English and Anthropology from the University of Texas at Austin.
Webinars you may have missed in 2018
It was a busy year for Climatelinks. Webinars are among the resources that we added to our ever-growing Resource Library. They covered a range of topics, including hydro-met services in Africa and gender barriers in climate information services (CIS), as well as regular contributions from the CEADIR Series and ATLAS Adaptation Community Meetings, which brought together climate practitioners on topics such as ecosystem-based adaptation and mangrove restoration in Mozambique. We are highlighting a few of our favorite webinars from 2018.
This webinar examines how climate information services (CIS) developments in Africa can be leveraged to create investment cycles that meet the needs of end users. It draws on the findings of the May 2018 study, Climate Information Services Market Assessment and Business Model Review. Five speakers present evidence of the demand for CIS in Sub-Saharan Africa through case studies and examples of work undertaken with National Meteorological and Hydrological Services (NMHSs). The webinar concludes with an extensive Q&A session where numerous climate questions about NMHSs, public-private partnerships, and the 3-2-1 service -- a public messaging system -- are discussed in further detail.
This webinar by Advancing Gender in the Environment (AGENT) focuses on deepening understanding of social and gender considerations surrounding the implementation of large-scale energy infrastructure projects. Moderated by Ana Rojas of the International Union for Conservation of Nature’s Global Gender Office, the webinar highlights the range of opportunities for broadening gender inclusion during renewable energy project planning, design, and implementation. Two presentations from guest speakers focus on gender through the lens of electricity infrastructure, and case studies highlight projects a variety of countries, including Nepal, Morocco, Senegal, and El Salvador.
The ongoing CEADIR webinar series covers a variety of topics related to financing, economic and financial analysis, policies, planning, and strategies for energy efficiency and scaling up use of renewables, sustainable landscapes (agriculture, forestry, and other land uses), and adaptation to climate change and variability. This webinar focuses on harnessing the power of the private sector and international markets to reduce commodity-driven deforestation and high-emission production practices across Southeast Asia, which continues to have some of the highest rates of deforestation in the world. Speakers at this event discussed a multitude of topics, including how to help investors identify new business models, how leading companies and financial institutions are working to increase food production while transforming agricultural systems to be more resilient, strategies for linking public and private finance, and strengthening public-private collaborations to scale up climate-smart agriculture and forestry in Southeast Asia.