Climate Change and Green Growth Officer, African Development Bank Group
Gerald Esambe is a sustainable development and climate change expert with over 10 years of experience with the African Development Bank, Global Green Growth Institute (GGGI), The Humanitarian Water and Food Award Foundation, Danish Development Researchers Network and Keeling Curve Prize (KCP) -- A Global Warming Mitigation Project.
Gerald currently works as a Senior Climate Change and Green Growth Officer at the African Development Bank. As Senior Climate Change and Green Growth Officer, Gerald is leading efforts to facilitate Africa private sector and SMEs participation in green investment in Africa. Through his effort, Gerald has successfully mobilized USD 1million from the African Private Sector Assistance Fund (FAPA) to support Africa private sector and SMEs participation in climate-related investments and support NDCs implementation in Africa.
Gerald is leading efforts supporting African countries in the development of long-term strategies for NDCs implementation; and mobilizing climate finance. Gerald also manages the Bank’s greenhouse gas (GHG) accounting/reporting tool as well as the; reviewing and screening projects for climate change consideration using the Bank’s GHG Accounting tool and ensuring alignment of Bank GHG accounting tools with best global practices, in particular, the Paris Agreement.