With over 10 years of experience in development and climate finance, Jessy brings a wealth of knowledge to her current role as the Head of C40 UrbanShift, a GEF-funded transformative initiative. Throughout her career, she has actively contributed to impactful projects, including climate finance initiatives and efforts to enhance energy access in rural areas of Sub-Saharan Africa. Prior to her current position, Jessy served as the Regional Engagement Manager for the C40 Cities Finance Facility (CFF), where she played a pivotal role in project preparation of climate-related infrastructure projects.

Through her current and previous work, she seeks to support the transition of African cities towards climate-compatible economies through integrated planning support, knowledge exchange, and access to global expertise and finance. Jessy’s passion lies in climate finance, recognizing its paramount importance in unlocking and accelerating the development and implementation of interventions to adapt and increase resilience to climate change in the region.

Committed to continuous learning, she pursued post-graduate studies at Yale’s Centre for Business and Environment and holds a Master’s degree from the University of Cape Town, South Africa.