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Financial architecture for a green and climate resilient Africa

SEI’s Development and Aid Policy Team and the Swedish Development Research Network (SweDev) are happy to present Anzetse Were as the keynote speaker for the SEI and SweDev dialogue on development research.

11 May 2023 at 11:00 CET

ending at 12:15 CET

Join Anzetse Were as she delves into the intricate economic implications of climate change in Africa and reveals how reimagining financial systems can harness the power of green and climate finance to fortify economic resilience on the continent. Despite bearing the brunt of climate change, Africa’s economies continue to grapple with its far-reaching consequences, affecting everything from fiscal and monetary policies to specific sectors, livelihoods and business operations. The persistent funding gap for green and climate finance initiatives remains a significant challenge; however, there is still room for African governments, private sector stakeholders, and development agencies to optimize the continent’s ability to attract, retain, and scale green and climate finance to tackle these pressing issues.

This engaging dialogue will feature Númi Östlund from The Expert Group for Aid Studies (EBA) as the discussant, with opening and closing remarks by George Marbuah (SEI). Attendees will have the opportunity to engage with the keynote speaker by asking questions during the event.


  • Welcome remarks from George Marbuah
  • Keynote presentation by Anzetse Were
  • Discussion with Númi Östlund
  • Interactive Q&A session
  • Closing remarks from George Marbuah

How to register

Fill out the following form to register for the online Zoom webinar on 11 May, 11:00–12:15 CEST.

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About Anzetse Were

Anzetse Were is a distinguished development economist with over 12 years of experience in economic research, advising and strategy in Africa. Her expertise spans the financial sector and finance systems in Africa; the digital economy and innovation; sustainable finance; women and work; and the political economy of finance and development in Africa.

Nairobi, Kenya.

Nairobi, Kenya. Photo: Amani Nation / Unsplash.

Dialogues on development research

This dialogue is part of SEI’s and SweDev’s dialogue series on development research. The aim of the dialogues on development research is to spread the findings of development research. The dialogues serve as a platform for researchers to share their work in an informal and public manner. The dialogue series target researchers, practitioners and policymakers within the field of development research.

Swedish Development Research Network (SweDev)

The Swedish Development Research Network is a member-based network. SweDev aims to connect development researchers across Sweden to strengthen collaboration within the research community and to increase interaction between development researchers and practitioners. SweDev seeks to support the use of research-based knowledge for efficient policymaking and practice among actors working for the 2030 Agenda.

SweDev is generously funded by the Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency (Sida) and led by a steering committee consisting of representatives from Swedish academic institutions.

Learn more about SweDev.

SEI’s Development and Aid Policy Team

The Development and Aid Policy Team at SEI perform research on topics related to human development and environment. The team conducts research from local to global scale, providing state of the art interdisciplinary research, analysis and training to inform policy and practice at the nexus of environment and development research and policy.

Working with partners around the world, the team aims to support more equitable and sustainable development through demand driven and solution-oriented research and decision support.

Learn more about SEI’s Development and Aid Policy Team.

SEI organizing team

Nelson Ekane
Nelson Ekane

Research Fellow

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Alice Tunfjord
Alice Tunfjord


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Janet Vähämäki
Janet Vähämäki

Team Leader: Development Policy and Finance

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Topics and subtopics
Economy : Finance
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