Jessy serves as the head of UrbanShift for C40 Cities and the Regional Coordinator for Africa. Her work is to support African cities to transition to climate-compatible economies through integrated planning support, knowledge exchange, and access to global expertise and finance. Through her work, she seeks to accelerate the development and implementation of interventions to adapt and increase resilience to climate change in the region.
Jessy previously served as the C40 Cities Finance Facility’s Regional Engagement Manager for Africa. She has worked for a number of years in the field of environmental management and climate change, on projects ranging from climate finance to improving energy access in rural parts of sub-Saharan Africa. Jessy holds a Master’s Degree from the University of Cape Town, South Africa.
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