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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Experts meet to validate study on climate data sharing in Africa


Dakar, Senegal, 11 July 2018 – On the 10-11 July 2018, over 15 climate scientists from African Regional Climate Centres (RCCs) and National Meteorological and Hydrological Services (NMHSs) met to review a study report on the application of WMO resolution 40 on climate data sharing standards and protocols in Africa. 

The Second African Climate Talks Concludes with Calls for Homegrown Solutions

Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, 23 March 2018 - Africa should focus more on building internal solutions to its problems rather than depend on international partners to solve its challenges. This was the dominant message at the end of the two-day meeting on the Talanoa Dialogue: ACT!-II in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia

ACPC in collaboration with Addis Ababa University will convene the ACTs-II

ACPC in collaboration with Addis Ababa University will convene the second round of the African Climate Talks (ACT) at the International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI) in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia on the 22-23rd March 2018.

ECA’s Denton urges Africa to enhance uptake of Climate Information Services

Addis Ababa, 27 October 2017 (ECA) – African countries should fully integrate Climate Information Services (CIS) into their policies, plans, programmes and practice, says Ms. Fatima Denton, Economic Commission for Africa’s (ECA) Special Initiatives Division Director.

ACPC urges Africa to mainstream climate information services into development

Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, 26 October 2017 (ECA) – Africa’s core economic sectors are highly vulnerable to the impacts of climate variability and change, says James Murombedzi, Officer in Charge of the Economic Commission for Africa’s African Climate Policy Center (ACPC).

Green approach to closing Africa’s huge infrastructure gap has immense benefits

Addis Ababa, 23 October 2017 (ECA) - Following a green approach to closing Africa’s huge infrastructure gap can create public and private value with co-benefits across a diverse range of stakeholders and goals.

Urgent action needed to address infrastructure deficit in Africa

Addis Ababa, 12 September 2017 (ClimDev-Africa) – Africa needs modern and sustainable infrastructure if the continent is to transform its economies and attain development aspirations as framed in the United Nations 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development and Africa’s Agenda 2063

ACPC launches weather and climate information services for Africa - phase II


Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, 27 July 2017 – The African Climate Policy Centre(ACPC) has signed an agreement with DfID for the implementation of the 2nd phase of the Pan-Africa weather and climate information services (WISER). The design of WISER phase II is informed by the lessons learnt from the one-year pilot phase concluded in June 2017. 

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