The Climate for Development in Africa (ClimDev-Africa) Programme is an initiative of the African Union Commission (AUC), the United Nations Economic Commission for Africa (ECA) and the African Development Bank (AfDB). It is mandated at the highest level by African leaders (AU Summit of Heads of State and Government). The Programme was established to create a solid foundation for Africa’s response to climate change. Beyond the AUC-UNECA-AfDB partnership, the Programme works closely with other African and non-African institutions and partners specialised in climate and development. More information on the programme is available in the Framework Document.

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CDSF Support for climate information services in Eastern Africa

CDSF Support for climate information services in Eastern Africa
As climate disasters continue to threaten the record growth seen across Africa, the ClimDev-Africa Special Fund (the Fund) at the African Development Bank is investing in regional climate and weather observation networks, which enable countries to access high-quality climate information, and to build the capacity to produce, share and use this information when are where it’s needed.

Professor Laban Ayieko Ogallo - Message of Condolences

The Climate Science community in Africa learned with shock of the sudden passing of Professor Laban Ayieko Ogallo on the 20th November 2020 in Nairobi due to sudden illness.Recalling his wise words of counsel, his patience, humility and openness, it is easy to understand why those he interacted with are so profoundly saddened by his death.

NbS for water resources infrastructure and community resilience in Ethiopia

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Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, 13 August 2020 - Hydropower dams in Ethiopia have enormous economic, social and ecological benefits but their sustainability is threatened, inter alia, by unprecedented siltation. 

Condolences on the Passing Away of Dr. Justus Joseph Kabyemera


Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, 30 April 2020 (ClimDev-Africa) - It’s with great sadness that we announce the passing away of Dr. Justus Joseph Kabyemera, former Coordinator of the ClimDev-Africa Special Fund (CDSF) at the AfDB. Read more...

Integrating climate resilience into development plans crucial for Africa


Harare, Zimbabwe, October 31, 2019 (ECA) – Integrating climate resilience into development plans ensures returns on investment in today’s and tomorrow’s climate. This requires robust data, tools and capacity, yielding a resilience dividend to attract investment in closing Africa’s gaps..

Zimbabwe working hard to rebuild following devastating cyclones


Harare, Zimbabwe, October 24, 2019 (ECA) – Zimbabwe says it is working hard to rebuild following the devastating cyclones Idai and Kenneth that affected four countries in southern Africa leading to over 1,000 deaths and massive infrastructure losses...

Malawi, Mozambique and Zimbabwe need $4 bn to recover from devastating cyclones


Harare, Zimbabwe, October 23, 2019 (ECA) – Over US$4 billion is needed to help Malawi, Mozambique and Zimbabwe recover from the devastating effects of Cyclones Idai that hit the three southern African nations earlier this year.

Workshop on climate resilient reconstruction post Cyclone Idai set for Harare


Harare, Zimbabwe, October 22, 2019 (ECA) - The Economic Commission for African (ECA) and partners, the Department for International Development (DFID) and the United Kingdom's Met Office, are this week convening a workshop for the Southern African Development Community (SADC) ...

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