WE4F is at COP27 – Come Meet Our MENA Regional Innovation Hub!

One of the most important events to discuss climate change and its impact on a global scale is currently happening in Sharm-El-Sheikh in Egypt, and we are delighted that our MENA Hub and many of our innovators will be present at the 27th United Nations Climate Change Conference. 

We hope you will take full advantage of this opportunity to learn more about WE4F and the innovations we support, explore possibilities for collaboration, and network with our experts. Below, we have listed the events WE4F will be represented at by our team members and innovators. Please note that additional events might be added, so make sure to check back in every now and then.

We look forward to meeting you at COP27!

Date: Sunday, November 6, 2022

Location: Food and Agriculture Pavilion

Organizer: FAO, CGIAR, and the Rockefeller Foundation

Who: Irene Boghdadi, Technical Assistance Specialist at WE4F MENA

Topic: Accelerating delivery of science-based innovations for Climate Resilience across Africa through partnerships
Livestream this event at: https://cop27foodpavilion.cgiar.org/

Date: Tuesday, November 8, 2022

Location: Water Pavilion, Blue Zone

Organizer: African Development Bank

Who: Constantin Salameh, Senior Investment Advisor at WE4F MENA

Topic: Unlocking Non-Concessional Financing for Climate Resilience – keynote speech on the WE4F approach to de-risk innovative SMEs and facilitate investments
Livestream this event at: https://waterforclimate.net 

Date: Monday, November 14, 2022, 8:30-9:30am

Location: Food and Agriculture Pavilion

Organizer: FAO, CGIAR, and the Rockefeller Foundation


  • Facilitation by Dr. Ahmed Huzayyin – Chemonics Egypt, WE4F MENA Regional Innovation Hub Technical Assistance Manager
  • Welcoming words by Kitty van der Heijden, Director General for International Cooperation at the Dutch Ministry of Foreign Affairs


  • Mr. Mohamad Khalil – WE4F Innovator, Platfarm (Egypt)
  • Ms. Nadine Khoury – WE4F Innovator, Robinson Agri (Lebanon)
  • Ms. Irene Boghdadi – Chemonics Egypt

Topic: Scaling climate resilient solutions via innovative SMEs and WEF nexus approach

The event will bring forward the experiences of mobilizing innovative solutions to enhance food systems and food security based on sustainable water and energy use. Scaling these climate resilient solutions from MENA and Africa helps market value chains to transform and communities to adapt. The event will be hosted by the WE4F MENA Regional Innovation Hub and will put SME projects at the center-stage, highlighting successes and lessons learned. 

Livestream this event at: https://cop27foodpavilion.cgiar.org/