In this space we share important events to attend and introduce our delegation.


In this space, we share our objectives for COP27, the events we are leading, and introduce you to our delegation. 

Fundación Avina’s Delegation
to COP27 in Sharm El-Sheikh 

Victoria Matusevich

Paz Gonzalez

Paula Ellinger

Maria Gracia Aguila

Ellen Acioli

Andrés Mogro



Corayma de Díos Estrella, Dominican Republic, Legislative Advisor at Chamber of Deputies of Dominican Republic and Impulsouth Climate Solutions Lab studen.

Jonathan Mickäel Andres, Madagascar, National Bureau of Climate Change and REDD+ of the Ministry of Environment and Sustainable Development, Malagasy delegate and Impulsouth Climate Solutions Lab student.

Zeinabou Maman Noura, Niger, Physician and Head of the Gender, Environment & Climate Change at the Nigerien Association of Environment Scouts (ANSEN) and Impulsouth Climate Solutions Lab student.

Philippa Hamakasu, Zambia, Climate Change Officer at the Ministry of Green Economy and Environment and Impulsouth Climate Solutions Lab student.

Ambe Emmanuel Cheo, Cameroon/ Germany, Associate Academic Officer at United Nations University – Vice Rectorate in Europe and member of Impulsouth Steering Committee.

Natalie Unterstell, Brazil, president at the Talanoa Institute.

Mr. Frances Alves Andrade –  Coordenador Geral de Comunidade e Inovação, Engajamundo +

Ms. Larissa Pinto Moraes – Engajamundo

Rafael Luis Pompeia Gioielli – Instituto Votorantim – Brasil

Luma Teixeira Dias – Arapyaú Institute – Brasil 


During the intense two–week climate conference, we invite you to take part in the events we are leading and co-leading with our partners.

November 6th

Messages from local voices and concrete solutions to improve climate finance access on the ground 

  • Date: November 6th
  • Time: 15:00-16:00 (GMT+2 – Egyptian local time)
  • Location: Resilience Hub
  • Leads: GFLAC, Fundación Avina
  • To access the event through streaming register here

November 8th

Climate Justice: Perspectives from the Global South

  • Date: November 8th
  • Time: 9h – 10,30hs
  • Location: LLA Pavillion
  • Leads: VAC

Bridging Adaptation Action and Research: Experiences from the ARA

  • Date: November 8th
  • Time: 12h -13 h
  • Location: Resilience Hub Pavilion (Blue zone)
  • Leads: Adaptation Research Alliance (ARA); Victoria Matusevich will present the results of the consultative process organized by ARA and BASE

November 9th

From learning to influence: the effectiveness and impact of youth capacity building initiatives

  • Date: November 9th (Capacity Building Day)
  • Time: 11:30 -12:30 (GMT+2 – Egyptian local time)
  • Location: Capacity-building Hub (Blue Zone)
  • Leads: UNFCCC RCC Kampala, UNU ViE, Fundación Avina, IDRC

The New Collective and Quantified Goal and Finance for local climate action

  • Date: November 9th
  • Time: 12h -13h
  • Location: Hall A (Green Zone)
  • Leads: Organized by SouthSouthNorth on behalf of the Voices for Just Climate Action (VCA) programme. Victoria Matusevich will present BASE

November 10th

Localised Financing for Climate Change Adaptation: Reducing Loss & Damage and Inequity Cycles

  • Date: November 10th
  • Time: 11:30 – 13:00 (GMT+2 – Egyptian local time) 
  • Location: Blue Zone – Room Amon (150) 
  • Leads: Fundación Avina, The UNDRR Stakeholder Engagement Mechanism (SEM), Sea Trust Institute, Greener Impact International (GII), Major Group of Children and Youth (MGCY)

Field experiences of dealing with Losses and Damages and lessons for a Global Mechanism on Loss & Damage

  • Date: November 10th
  • Time: 13:15 – 14:45 (GMT+2 – Egyptian local time)
  • Location: Room 5, Blue Zone
  • Leads: Andes Resiliente, Government of Ecuador, Helvetas

November 11th

Losses and Damages and Impacts on the Territories

  • Date: November 11th
  • Time: 14h15 – 17h15
  • Location: Brasil climate action Hub (Green Zone)
  • Leads: Sara Gaia (IEB) or Zé Bajaga (FOCIMP), Sinéia do Vale (COIAB), Ricardo Baitelo (Uma Gota no Oceano)

Press Conference: BASE’s Launch 

  • Date: November 11th
  • Time: 16:30h – 17:00h
  • Location: Press Conference Room – Luxor. Area B
  • Leads: Forest Trends, GFLAC, Hivos, Pawanka Fund, Reos Partners, United Nations University- ViE and the generous support from Skoll Foundation. Aligned initiatives: VCA e Impulsouth

November 12th

Locally led adaptation

  • Date: November 12th
  • Time: 9:30h – 11:00h
  • Location: (TBC)
  • Leads: VAC . Organizes SSN

November 15th (ACE Day)

Youth-led solutions: Putting people and the planet first through Innovations from the global south

  • Date: November 15th (ACE Day) 
  • Time: 12:35 – 13:25 (GMT+2 – Egyptian local time) 
  • Location: Children and Youth Pavilion 
  • Leads: UNU ViE, UNICEF, IDRC, Fundación Avina

November 16th

Amplifying local voices: from loss and damage to local climate solutions

  • Date: November 16th
  • Time: 11h-12h noon
  • Location: Resilience Hub
  • Leads: VAC. Organizes SSN

Resist until the Last Drop: The Importance of Taking Care of Amazon Rivers Against the Threats of Energy Megaprojects and Organized Crime

  • Date: November 16th
  • Time: 12h-13h
  • Location: Green Zone
  • Leads: VCA Brazil, Uma Gota no Oceano, Projeto Saúde & Alegria, Ocean Films, Organização Indígena Pariri

Conservación de la agrobiodiversidad y adaptación al cambio climático: experiencias de conservación de la agrobiodiversidad para la resiliencia y seguridad alimentaria de comunidades andinas en los Andes 

  • Date: November 16th
  • Time: 15:30 – 16:30 (GMT+2 – Egyptian local time)
  • Location: Resilience Hub (Blue Zone)
  • Leads: Government of Peru, CIP
  • To access the event through streaming register here.

What we know about capacity building for NDC implementation: perspectives from the Global South 

  • Date: November 16th (PCCB Focus Area Day)
  • Time: 15:40-16:40 (GMT+2 – Egyptian local time)
  • Location: Capacity-building Hub (Blue Zone)
  • Leads: Impulsouth

Building community resilience and addressing human mobility challenges and opportunities  in the context of water-related impacts of climate change    

  • Date: November 16th   
  • Time: 16:45 – 17:45pm (GMT+2 – Egyptian local time) 
  • Location: Water Pavillion 
  • Leads: Migraciones 

Press Conference: Amazonia Miamata

  • Date: (TBC)
  • Time: (TBC)
  • Location: (TBC)
  • Leads: VAC


In November 2022, governments  from around the world meet again at COP27 to discuss the implementation of the Paris Agreement.

Private sector,  investors, civil society organizations, indigenous people, youth, local governments and other groups also join, as a just climate transition requires an approach that engages the whole of society

COP 27 takes place in a context of post-pandemic and war in Ukraine. Global instability, threats to energy security and food crisis pose huge challenges to the transition and increase vulnerability to the impacts of climate change.    The context is accompanied by the publication of IPCC scientific reports in early 2022, which reinforce the urgency of climate action.  Limiting global warming to 1.5ºC is still possible, but requires sharp and immediate transformations. There is no more time to lose and COP27 is an opportunity to move fast to implementation .     

The COP27 presidency has established 4 main objectives for the conference: mitigation, adaptation, financing and collaboration. As an  African COP, it is expected to have a broad agenda on  adaptation, loss and damage and just transition. 

 Avina joins the conference with an agenda built in collaboration with many global partners, bringing concrete examples of action,  ambition on transformation and a deep commitment to inclusion and diversity for a just transition.


Through different projects and initiatives, we are working with strategic allies to develop events and support the participation of Global South representation at COP27. 


Through the Regional Resilience Hub, Avina let a consultative process for Latin America and the Caribbean in 7 themes:

Avina was invited to lead the Latin America & Caribbean Regional Resilience Hub. 

Avina identified 7 themes around climate resilience and invited organizations within the region to co-lead a dialogue. These regional dialogues took place between September and October of 2022. Three key messages can be highlighted from all the interactions. 

  • The importance of promoting regional collaborative processes as a means to strengthen climate resilience in the region. 
  • The relevance of the inclusion of local voices in decision making processes, particularly those of women, the youth, local communities and indigenous peoples and the respect and promotion of local knowledge and cosmovision. 
  • The need for local communities to access climate finance in an expedite and effective manner and in a way that they can be the authors of their own projects. 

These participatory processes have been the base for the inputs that the region will elevate towards the COP, around the following issues:

  • Family Agriculture and Rurality, Helvetas and the Andes Resilient Project 
  • Resilient Cities, Resilient Cities Network
  • Nature-based approaches as a tool for climate change adaptation: World Wildlife Fund (WWF) 
  • Access to Finance: GFLAC (Climate Finance Group for Latin America and the Caribbean)
  • Contributions to the Global Stocktake: Independent Global Stocktake Initiative and Iniciativa Climática de México 
  • Water Resources: Latin American Future Foundation (FFLA)
  • Local Voices, the role of indigenous communities, youth, women and local communities: Voices for Climate Action Alliance and Impulsouth

Find out the results from the consultative process in the Regional Hub virtual stand (available on November 6th). Register here. 

Find out more about the Resilience Hub LAC and Latin America and Caribbean Regional Resilience Hub.