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Climate Justice learning session: Public-Private-Partnerships for climate resilience

Interested in the role of public-private-partnerships (PPP) in financing climate resilience for frontline communities? Join this online, informal learning session for members of the Partos Climate Justice CoP and other interested international development professionals. Together with Woord & Daad, RVO, and Pieter Pauw, we will explore a case study in which PPP is sucessfully applied as an approach to make farmers part of a value chain and increase their resilience. RVO will present their insights and lessons learned around PPP as part of climate related programmes.

  • Date and time 11 April 2024, 11:00 - 12:30 CET
  • Where Online, via Zoom
  • For whom Partos climate justice CoP members and other interested international development professionals


The private sector can bring innovation, expertise and resources that can accelerate the development and implementation of climate resilience strategies. Successful public-private partnerships (PPP) have the potential to foster community engagement, participation, and empowerment. 

At the same time, in the International Development sector, the role of the private and public sector in collaborating in and financing climate action is often met with certain scepticism and doubts about the value of these approaches for contributing to meeting community needs and climate justice goals.

What to expect?

In this session, the panellists will share knowledge, case studies, and practical examples that can enrich an open discussion and help in understanding the complexities and nuances surrounding the role of private and public sector involvement in promoting resilience and climate justice for marginalized communities.

The session will revolve around the following questions:
In what ways can PPP approaches enhance resilience and promote climate justice for marginalized communities? 

  • How can lessons learned from previous or ongoing PPP funded initiatives inform future initiatives?  
  • What are opportunities and risk regarding the alignment of PPP with community needs and climate justice goals?

This session is interactive and aims to enter in an open and constructive dialogue with participants to explore the role PPP can play. What are opportunities, challenges and risks? What is the position of the different organisations we work in? 

Programme outline

  • Welcome and introduction
  • Setting the context of PPP with Pieter Pauw (Eindhoven University of Technology)
  • Case study of PPP for abaca cultivation and value chain in the Philippines with Antonie Treuren (Woord & Daad)
  • Reflection on opportunities and risks of PPP for climate resilience based on experience RVO with Eline Minneboo (RVO)
  • Q&A
  • Wrap-up