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.

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

Liberia to develop “Climate Change Policy, Strategy and Plan” with support from the Economic Commission for Africa

On the 22nd July 2014 , a team from the Economic Commission for Africa (ECA) visited Liberia where a joint project to develop a “National Climate Change Policy, Strategy and Plan for Liberia” was launched.

ECA to buttress Benin and Senegal efforts to build resilience to impacts of climate change

Following country needs assessment missions in Benin and Liberia carried out by the Economic Commission for Africa (ECA) between December 2013 and February 2014, an ECA team returned to the two countries in July to finalize support agreements.


ACPC assesses climate change needs in Seychelles and Mauritius

In a recent reconnaissance mission to Mauritius and SeychellesACPC met stakeholders including high level government officials the Indian Ocean Commission (IOC), the National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Centre and UNDP in Mauritius. In Seychelles, the team met with officials from the ministries of environment, foreign affairs and finance.

ECA supports Rwanda to improve meteorological & hydrological data systems

Addis Ababa, Ethiopia 27th May 2014 (UNECA) - The African Climate Policy Centre (ACPC) has shipped a consignment of computer hardware consisting of a server, 20 computers, 5 scanners and 15 data storage devices to the Rwanda Meteorological Agency (RMA) and the Rwanda Natural Resources Authority (RNRA).

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