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 and the current Workplan.

CDSF is now welcoming applications for grants between € 200,000 and € 400,000.

CDSF is the investment arm of ClimDev-Africa program which aims to address the challenges associated with climate data and information. It envisages to translate these into effective policies to support adaptation and mitigation on the continent.

ACPC to host Africa's Climate Research Secretariat

Members of the Climate Research for Development (CR4D) initiative who began meeting in Morocco Monday last night agreed a research collaboration platform on climate science on the continent and decided to set up a temporary secretariat that will be hosted by the African Climate Policy Centre (ACPC), according to participants.

Towards a research roadmap on climate change in Africa

A group of African climate research and impact communities began meeting in Marrakech, Morocco, today to agree a research collaboration platform on climate science in Africa that will be announced at the Fourth Annual Conference on climate Change and Development in Africa (CCDA-IV).

Addressing climate change in Comoros and Sao Tome and Principe


Apia, Samoa, 4 September 2014 (ECA) - Comoros and Sao Tome and Principe are two of the three least developed countries amongst the six African SIDS.  Though Comoros is situated in the Indian Ocean and Sao Tome in the Atlantic, the two countries have a lot in common.

ECA to launch paper on climate change in African small islands

As a culmination of assessments of opportunities and vulnerabilities of African small island developing states, ECA will launch the subject paper at a side event during the Third International Conference on SIDS.

Blue economy: are African small islands ready to embrace the opportunities?

Small Island Developing States (SIDS) are small-island or coastal countries located in the tropical and subtropical regions (partly) surrounded by oceans

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