Jessy is a Senior Manager at C40, where she serves as Regional Coordinator for Africa for the UrbanShift programme. 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. She is particularly interested in climate finance which is paramount to unlocking and accelerating the development and implementation of interventions to adapt and increase resilience to climate change in the region.

Jessy has previously served as the C40 Cities Finance Facility’s Regional Engagement Manager for Africa. She has worked for several years in environmental management and climate change, on projects ranging from climate finance to improving energy access in rural parts of sub-Saharan Africa. Jessy holds a Master Degree from the University of Cape Town, South Africa.