COP27 side-event: Supporting transformative climate actions in agriculture and land use in Egypt through SCALA

Saturday, 12 November 2022 | 12:30 – 14:00 (GMT+2)

The FAO-UNDP SCALA programme has organized a hybrid side event, “Supporting transformative climate actions in agriculture and land use in Egypt through SCALA” in the United Nations Egypt Pavilion at COP27 in Sharm El-Sheikh. 

This side event featured key stakeholders to discuss the SCALA programme’s activities and progress towards supporting adaptation planning and assessment in agriculture sub-sectors and other key sectors towards the development and implementation of Egypt’s National Adaptation Plan. These included stakeholders in agriculture, land reclamation, water and irrigation, environment, and other sectors.  

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Side event objectives
  • Discussion of programme progress and concrete contributions to ongoing planning and policy processes in Egypt
  • Presentation on alignment with Egypt’s NAP, NDC and other long-term strategies (LTS)
  • Reflections on synergies between Egypt’s policy goals from different sectors 
Side event Format

This side event took place as an in-person panel discussion with a live webcast.

  • Welcoming: Moderated by Zitouni Ould-dada, Deputy Director, Office of Climate Change, Biodiversity and Environment, FAO
    • Remarks: Her Excellency Dr. Yasmine Fouad, Minister for Environment of the Arab Republic, Egypt 
    • Remarks: His Excellency Dr. Hany Sewilam, Minister for Water Resources and Irrigation, Egpyt  
    • Remarks: Ms. Ilka Hirt, Deputy Director-General for International Policy at the Federal Ministry for the Environment (BMUV), Government of Germany  
  • The SCALA programme: Catalyzing transformative climate action in agrifood systems and land use:
    • Mr. Alessandro Fracassetti, Resident Representative of UNDP in Egypt  
    • Mr. Abdulhakim Elwaer, Assistant Director General and Regional Representative, FAO Regional Office for the Near East and North Africa  
  • Technical panel discussion:
    • Moderator: Julia Wolf, Natural Resources officer, Global SCALA programme coordinator, FAO.
    • Engineer Dr. Tarek Shalaby, Ministry of Environment, Egypt 
    • Dr. Mohamed Fahim, Ministry of Agriculture and Land Reclamation, Egypt 
    • Theresa Wong, Senior Climate Change Officer, FAO  
    • Rohini Kohli, Senior Technical Advisor on Adaptation Planning and Policy, UNDP
  • Q&A and discussion with audience
  • Session closing remarks