Scaling Up Climate-Resilient Public-Private Partnership Masterclasses in Africa

Realized in Africa

Rebel, in collaboration with RHDHV, developed and delivered a Masterclass on Climate-Resilient PPPs for Infrastructure projects.

The challenge

Poor infrastructure is impeding economic growth in African nations, worsened by the escalating impacts of climate change. The current $100 billion per year financing gap in the continent is expected to expand by 2025. To address this, it is crucial to not only develop more infrastructure projects but also mobilize climate-resilient investments from both public and private sectors. Public-Private Partnerships (PPPs) are seen as a vital approach to integrate climate adaptation and resilience into these projects, attracting private capital. However, there is a notable gap in information on effectively merging PPPs with climate risk and resilience considerations in infrastructure development.

The approach

As a step towards helping countries draw the private sector into financing climate resilient infrastructure, the Global Commission on Adaptation asked Rebel to develop case studies on successful integration of climate resilience in infrastructure PPPs and a Masterclass on Climate-Resilient PPPs.

The objective of the Masterclass is to build the capacity of infrastructure practitioners to successfully develop PPPs for their infrastructure projects and to mainstream adaptation and resilience into those projects.

The experience of a Rebel

An exciting project to ensure resilience

"We have not only trained dozens of infrastructure practitioners but catalyzed a movement towards sustainable infrastructure development, ensuring resilience in the face of climate challenges."
Marcel Ham


We contributed to climate adaptation by training more than 100 infrastructure practitioners on how to develop climate resilient infrastructure PPPs.