The African Risk Capacity (ARC) is a specialized agency of the African Union designed to improve current responses from African governments to climate-related emergencies. In addition to strengthening disaster risk management systems, ARC seeks to ensure access to quick financing to protect food security and the livelihood of the continent’s vulnerable people.
Member of the agency’s board of directors since July 2020, Dr. Jennifer Blanke has sought to continue her work of promoting economic development taking into account the multicultural aspects and the specific characteristics of each region. Confirmed speaker at the Brazil Africa Forum 2020, Dr. Blanke hopes that the South-South Cooperation dialogues during the event will result in an acceleration of Africa’s growth and sustainable development.
“Given the great commonalities between Brazil and many African countries, it is only natural to see growing cooperation, investment, business development and knowledge transfer in areas ranging from agriculture to education to industrialization. I am delighted to take part in these discussions aimed at fostering deeper south-south cooperation for accelerated and sustainable growth and development in Africa”, states Dr. Jennifer Blanke