- Florent Baarsch, Senior Environmental and Climate Economist, Consultant
- Ariane Wakap, DGPEP / MINEPAT Cameroun
Wednesday November 20, 9:00 – 10:30, Room 3
The aim of this workshop is to enhance insights on the importance of critical infrastructure for urban resilience.
The goal is to not only identify how critical infrastructure failure (due to natural hazards) influences urban resilience, but also how critical infrastructure can be used to increase urban resilience. We would like to learn from the shared experience in the audience.
This workshop will be organized with Open Space Technology, which is a participant-driven way of facilitating discussions. Participants will be invited to:
i) pitch topics they feel are relevant when exploring the importance of CI for urban resilience;
ii) self-organize which topics will be discussed in smaller breakout groups within time and space constraints provided by the facilitators; and
iii) report their findings back to the group in a plenary round at the end of the workshop.
Florent Baarsch is an economist specialised in climate change, adaptation and resilience. He supports World Bank in Cameroon in providing technical assistance to integrate climate risk into macroeconomic modelling and decision-making. His work has been published in peer-reviewed scientific journals (including World Development) and several international organizations (World Bank, African Development Bank, UNECA, UNEP, etc.). He is the co-founder of et0 – growresilient, a startup dedicated to accelerating investments in climate change resilience.
Ariane Wakap is an Economist Statistician Engineer, Assistant Research Officer at the Macroeconomic Synthesis Unit / Division of Economic Analysis and Policies of the Ministry of Economy and Planning (MINEPAT) in Cameroon. She participates in economic modelling work at the Ministry of Economy, in particular macroeconomic framing, which helps decision-making in the formulation and implementation of the country’s economic policy. She is also involved in the preparation of economic studies, in the aim to proposing policy measures to boost economic growth.