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.

Upgrade of hydrological observation networks moves ahead in Ethiopia

Addis Ababa, Ethiopia 20th November 2014 (UNECA) – In early September 2014, a team of climate information services experts from the African Climate Policy Center (ACPC) accompanied counterparts from the Ministry of Water, Irrigation and Energy (MoWIE) to the Omo-Gibe region of Ethiopia to launch the installation of hydrological equipment supplied by UNECA. The equipment is provided within the scope of a project funded by UNECA to upgrade hydro-metrological observation networks in the country. The installation of hydrometric instruments will cover the Omo-Gibe and other River basins of Ethiopia.

 

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 prepares for a strong showing at Lima climate talks

Addis Ababa, Ethiopia (ACPC) – Preparations have gone into high gear at the Secretariat of the ClimDev-Africa Programme for a strong showing at the forthcoming Lima climate talks (COP20) scheduled to open in the Peruvian capital on 1 December 2014.

Forum on implications of the IPCC Fifth Assessment Report for Africa

Following release of the IPCC Fifth Assessment Report (AR5), the African Climate Policy Center (ACPC) has launched an online discussion forum to facilitate debate on what the report means for Africa.

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.

ClimDev-Africa donors