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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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) ...

CCDA-VIII kicks off with urgent calls for climate action


Addis Ababa, 28 August 2019 (ECA) - The eighth edition of the Climate Change and Development in Africa Conference – CCDA-8 opened today in Addis Ababa with strong calls to reverse the current lackluster approach to implementing the Paris Agreement and tackle climate change.

All set for CCDA-VIII, says ECA’s Murombedzi


Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, 16 August 2019 (ECA) – All is set for the Eighth Conference on Climate Change and Development in Africa (CCDA VIII) which will be held in Addis Ababa from 28-30 August under the theme; ‘Stepping Up Climate Action for Resilient Economies in Africa’.

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