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.
Looking Back on 2023 and ahead to 2024: Supporting Integrated Urban Planning to Tackle the Climate, Nature and Pollution Crises
Reflecting on an impactful 2023, UrbanShift will continue its focus in 2024 on supporting collaborative, cross-cutting leadership to fund and implement sustainable urban transformations.
Marrakech City Academy
In February 2024, this City Academy will focus on Urban Biodiversity and Accessing Urban Climate Finance.
How Africa’s First Chief Heat Officer is Helping to Create a More Resilient Freetown
As extreme heat rises across the globe, Eugenia Kargbo is showing how cities can prioritize strategies to mitigate risks and support residents' wellbeing.
Building Capacity to Scale Zero-Emission Buses
The Peer-to-Peer Exchange in Mumbai engaged representatives from Rwanda, Kigali, Mauritius and Durban in hands-on learning about deploying zero-emission buses.