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East Africa Com
25 - 26 April 2023
Radisson Blu NairobiNairobi

Olufunso Somorin
Regional Principal Officer at African Development Bank


Dr. Olufunso Somorin is a Regional Principal Officer at the African Development Bank. He leads the Bank’s work on climate change and green growth in the 13 countries that consist the Bank’s Eastern African region. This includes supporting countries’ access to climate finance for implementing their Paris Agreement commitments, and mainstreaming climate change in all Bank policies and programs.

In addition, he leads policy dialogues with national/regional governments on developing policy frameworks for managing local and regional economic and social issues, climate change, renewable energy, resilience and inclusive growth. In the last 8 years, he has been directly involved in the design, appraisal and supervision of more than 150 development projects worth about USD 12.4 billion.

Dr. Somorin holds a PhD in International Environmental Policy from Wageningen University, the Netherlands. He is an alumnus of executive education in many leading institutions, including Bradford, Cambridge and Oxford Universities in the UK. He gives lectures at the University of Guelph (Canada), African Leadership University (Rwanda) and Strathmore University (Kenya).

Agenda Sessions

  • Panel: Green Innovators: The Role of East Africa's Start-up Ecosystem in Mitigating the Climate Crisis