ABM Executive Committee



Ms. Evelyne BATAMULIZA from Rwanda, Gender and Climate Change Finance Expert at the
UNDP's regional office in Bangkok.
“The level of nancial commitments today both public & private is still far behind from the demand especially for the most vulnerable to adapt to the changing climate. We need a new game plan to involve the whole of society (stakeholders, stockholders and stickholders) in adaptation actions”.

Louise Helen BROWN

Ms. Louise Helen BROWN from Namibia, climate finance and governance expert, former
Senior Climate Change Officer and Coordinator of the African Climate Change Fund at the African
Development Bank, recently joined the private sector in Namibia.
“ABM is an exciting new initiative, which has the potential to signicantly scale up adaptation nance for the communities that are most vulnerable to the impacts of climate change. I am honored to be part of the ABM Board.”


Mr. Luc GNACADJA from Benin, President of the Governance and Policies for Sustainable
Development think-thank (GPS-Dev), former Executive Secretary of the UN Convention to Combat
Desertification (UNCCD) and former Minister of Environment of Benin.
“I welcome this appointment with a sense of mission. While climate change remains a global challenge, adaptation often has a human face. The most vulnerable are suffering from the worst impacts. The needs are huge, but resources are insufcient. This is not fair. We need innovative mechanisms, such as the ABM to create incentives for more public and private investments in resilience. This is how we can achieve the ambition of the Paris Agreement for climate nance and adaptation.


Mr. Axel MICHAELOWA from Germany, part-time researcher at the Institute of Political Science
of the University of Zurich and senior founding partner of the consultancy Perspectives.
“Having worked as an expert on baseline and monitoring methodologies for mitigation over the last 20 years, I am excited to be part of an innovative approach to operationalize calculation and measurement of adaptation benets of specic interventions in Africa.”
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Daouda Ben Oumar NDIAYE

Mr. Daouda Ben Oumar NDIAYE from Senegal, Lead Climate Adaptation Specialist at the
Islamic Development Bank. Former Adaptation Fund secretariat staff.
“It is pleasure to have the opportunity to participate in the timely launching of the innovative ABM, which comes in a context of increased need from developing countries to address recurring climate hazards directly affecting the most vulnerable communities and ecosystems, particularly in Africa. I hope I can bring my experience to support the transformation of ABM from an innovative concept to an effectively operational mechanism by the end of its pilot phase.”


Ms. Doreen MNYULWA from Zimbabwe, Director of the Regional Agriculture and Environmental
Innovation Network for Africa (RAEIN-Africa, based in South Africa.
"I am excited to serve and contribute to the Pilot phase of the ABM. I believe ABM is innovatively addressing barriers to stimulating adaptation nance within the current context of the different policies, instruments, and approaches; drawing from all those who have a stake in Africa, including the private and public sectors. ABM therefore, is a vital and concrete step towards tangible actions and initiatives in advancing a resilient, sustainable and transformed low-carbon Africa".

Fatima-Zahra TAIBI

Ms. Fatima-Zahra TAIBI from Morocco, Senior Advisor. at the UNEP DTU Partnership and
former UNFCCC staff member.
“Having worked on the inception of the adaptation benets mechanism, I am excited to have been part of the journey and see it develop from an idea to something concrete with pilot projects under way and an established board. I am condent that it will deliver adaptation benets in Africa where most needed, mobilize nance to help local communities adapt to the devastating impacts of climate change and assist countries in achieving the adaptation component of their NDCs.”

Assefa TOFU

Mr. Assefa TOFU form Ethiopia, Director of Ethiopia Dry Lands Development Program
Enhancing Food & Water Security for Rural Commercialization of World Vision Ethiopia.
“Shifting to a low-carbon and resilience requires coordinated, sequentially integrated option by context solutions and mechanisms to ensure inclusive sustainable development”