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.

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

ECA to support Liberia in developing climate change policy, strategy and plan

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.

Benin and Senegal in quest to strengthen resilience to climate change impacts

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.

ClimDev-Africa donors