Published on 2 November 2021 / Environment
From COP 22 to COP 26, the Brazzaville Foundation provides technical support to the Congo Basin Blue Fund
Caption: Central and right facades of the Congo Basin Blue Fund pavilion at COP27 © CBCC.
The Blue Fund Pavilion at COP 26 is the result of the collaborative work of the CBCC and Brazzaville Foundation teams, contained in the CBCC Advocacy and Communications Strategy and the Blue Fund Marketing and Branding Strategy approved at the Second Summit of Heads of State and Government of CBCC, which met on September 30, 2021.
Initially conceived by the experts gathered by Brazzaville Foundation in 2016, the Congo Basin Blue Fund was carried by His Excellency the President of the Republic of Congo Denis Sassou N'Guesso during the COP 22 in Marrakech, with the support of the King of Morocco, His Majesty Mohammed VI.
Caption: Action Summit for the co-emergence of Africa on the occasion of the COP 22 in the presence of Jean-Yves Ollivier, Founding Chairman, Brazzaville Foundation and Denis Sassou N'Guesso, President of the Republic of Congo.
In 2021, five years later, the partners present the successful trajectory of an African project: the Congo Basin Blue Fund has become an African development fund supported by 16 Central and East African countries, members of the Congo Basin Climate Commission. It is managed by the Development Bank of Central African States (BDEAC). It aims at regional integration and the well-being of populations, by addressing climate issues on a continental and global scale through the financing of a pipeline of 254 projects based on the principles of the green and blue economy in each of the countries involved in its governance.
In March 2017 in Oyo, Congo, a Memorandum of Understanding had been signed by 10 heads of state and government. The expertise of 4C Morocco had then been requested to ensure the coordination of focal points and associated technical experts, with the support of the World Bank and UNDP. Finally, in 2019, a prefiguration study was entrusted to the EY-Innpact consortium.
During the COP 26, official meetings, side events and visits of delegations and observers are planned: the pavilion is the central point of information and exchanges on the preservation of the Congo Basin. Find all the documents, photos and videos on the Blue Fund website.
Caption (from left to right): Simon Bourges, Artistic Director, Brazzaville Foundation ; Denis Christel Sassou N'Guesso, Minister of International Cooperation and Promotion of Public-Private Partnership, Republic of Congo ; Charles Cozette, Consultant in Public Affairs, Brazzaville Foundation ; Stéphanie Ngandeu, Hostess; Ornella Bionoma, Hostess; Jean-Yves Ollivier, Founding Chairman, Brazzaville Foundation, Goodwill Ambassador for CBCC and the Blue Fund; Ariane Allin, Director of Operations, Brazzaville Foundation ; Jack Nagy, Consultant, Sovereign Strategy : Richard Amalvy, Chief Executive, Brazzaville Foundation ; Mikaël Oliveira, Communications Manager, Brazzaville Foundation, on the Blue Fund pavilion at COP26.