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.

Towards a ClimDev–Africa Youth Platform on Climate Change

ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia, 22 January 2015 – (ClimDev-Africa) – Some 30 youths from across the five regions of Africa are meeting in Addis Ababa to lay the groundwork for a platform to promote youth involvement in seeking solutions to the problems that climate change poses to Africa’s development.

Africa in the post-2015 climate change agreement

A speech by Dr. Fatima Denton, Director of Special Initiatives Division at ECA and representative of the Executive Secretary of ECA on the occasion of Africa Day event organized on 10 December 2014 at COP20 in Lima, Peru.

What is Africa taking to Paris COP21?

ClimDev-Africa takes stock of Africa’s journey in climate negotiations, sharpens Africa’s strategies and expectations from COP21. 

Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, 22 January 2015 (ECA) – The ClimDev-Africa programme yesterday began a stocktaking exercise on Africa’s journey in the climate change negotiations.

Reason, compromise prevailed in Lima and saved COP20

Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, 22 January 2015 (ClimDev-Africa) - Although COP20 began with the same kind of tough talk that has come to characterize all climate talks, it was with an air of satisfaction that, in the end, reason and a sense of compromise prevailed and saved COP20 from collapse. 

Upgrade of hydrological observation networks moves ahead in Ethiopia

Addis Ababa, Ethiopia 20th November 2014 (UNECA) – In early September 2014, a team of climate services experts from the African Climate Policy Center (ACPC) joined counterparts from the Ministry of Water, Irrigation and Energy (MoWIE) to launch the installation of hydrological equipment supplied by UNECA.


Three institutions team up to quantify climate impact on Africa’s economic growth

Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, 12 December 2014 (ACPC) - For long, the narrative has consisted in affirming Africa’s extreme vulnerability to the impacts climate change, especially how it affects its economies more than those of other regions.

ClimDev-Africa donors