Climate Adaptation Finance Professional

Description of the Training

Climate change stands as one of the defining issues of our time, presenting risks and opportunities for both the financial sector and the global economy.  Within this context, financial institutions play a crucial role in steering the transition towards low-carbon and climate-resilient development, including aligning portfolios with Paris-compatible financing, integrating climate-related risks, and harmonising short-term cycles with long-term thinking.

Recognising the existing knowledge gap and the growing significance of Climate Change Adaptation Finance in East Africa, the Frankfurt School of Finance and Management, together with Makerere University Business School and the African Research & Impact Network, supported by the International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD) and the Royal Danish Embassy in Kampala have designed an interactive e-learning course aimed at equipping financial professionals in East Africa with the necessary knowledge and tools needed to proactively employ finance to address climate adaptation.


Project team:

Jonas Fleer – Programme Director
Dr. Christine Grüning – Project Lead / Director


Dr. Mary Nantongo
Dr. Joanes Atela


The Training Approach

Embark on a dynamic learning journey with our innovative Blended Learning Programme, featuring e-learning modules and a 2-day Classroom Event in Kampala. Complement your e-learning experience with two elective classroom training days, allowing for interactive and immersive learning experiences.

A Guide to Your Learning Journey

The climate change adaptation finance programme provides a comprehensive overview of climate change and its impacts, covering topics such as:

  • Unit 1 (Webinar): Introduction to climate change, climate finance, and relevant international and national stakeholders.
  • Unit 2 (Webinar): Mainstreaming climate change within financial institutions.
  • Unit 3 (Self-paced learning): Addressing market imperfections related to adaptation finance.
  • Unit 4 (Self-paced learning): Building a business case for adaptation.
  • Unit 5 (Webinar): Investment opportunities.
  • Unit 6 (Self-paced learning): Financial instruments.
  • Unit 7 (Self-paced learning): Measuring, Reporting, and Evaluating Adaptation

After successfully completing the e-learning course, you will also be able to attend 2-day Physical training to delve deeper into the topics. The details of the on-site training will be shared at a later stage of the e-learning journey.

Target Audience

This programme is designed for senior bankers from tier 1-3 financial institutions, managers operating at the executive level within insurance firms, regulators, advisors, and consultants who specialise in assisting banks with developing adaptation strategies and other stakeholders in the financial sector in East African countries.

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