Elephants crossing a river in Uganda

COP 28 Side Event | Tackling Climate Change in Africa's Protected Areas

December 2, 2023 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm GST (GMT+4)

WWF Pavillion

(Open to public)

Card announcing CAPA Event at COP 28

Taking place on Africa Day, this event, hosted jointly by WWF’s Regional Office for Africa and IISD, will focus on climate change challenges in protected areas, showcasing the Climate Adaptation and Protected Areas (CAPA) Initiative, funded by Canada’s Partnering for Climate Initiative. It will provide a space to unpack the complexity of climate change impacts and potential interventions, including through nature-based solutions. This event will also highlight the benefits of transboundary protected areas to enhance adaptation, biodiversity conservation, and development cooperation among neighbouring countries.


Evelyn Namubiru-Mwaura, Director, Program Quality and Resource Acquisition, WWF International

Andrew Hurst, Executive Director, Climate Finance, Global Affairs Canada

Alec Crawford, Director, Nature for Resilience, IISD

Harisoa Hasina Rakotondrazafy, WWF Madagascar and West Indian Ocean Programme Office

Her Worship Gladys Kamasanyu, Chief Magistrate, Uganda Wildlife Court