The African Climate Policy Centre (ACPC) is a hub for knowledge generation on climate change in Africa. It addresses the need for greatly improved climate information for Africa and strengthening the use of such information for decision making, by improving analytical capacity, knowledge management and dissemination activities. The ACPC is an integral part of the Climate for Development in Africa (ClimDev-Africa) programme, which is a joint initiative of the African Union Commission(AUC), the United Nations Economic Commission for Africa (UNECA) and the African Development Bank (AfDB). ClimDev-Africa has been mandated at regional meetings of African Heads of State and Government, as well as by Africa’s Ministers of Finance, Ministers of Planning and Ministers of Environment.

The ACPC has three broad activity areas around which its current work programme is arranged. These are:

  • Knowledge generation, sharing and networking that consist of research, knowledge management and peer learning, and outreach activities;
  • Advocacy and consensus building; and
  • Advisory services and technical cooperation, which comprise capacity mobilization, capacity building and technical assistance.

The ACPC takes guidance from a number of on-going processes and activities. These include the African Union Conference of African Heads of State and Government on Climate Change (CAHOSCC) and climate change negotiators, United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) and related instruments, African Ministerial Conference on the Environment(AMCEN), African Development Forum VII, Global Climate Observation System(GCOS), High level Advisory Group on Climate Change financing (AGF), African Ministerial Conference on Water (AMCOW) and partner’s MoUs.

The ACPC serves Regional Economic Communities, governments and communities across Africa. In 2011, we will have an active programme, working with our stakeholders and partners to address Africa’s climate challenges.

For more information, please contact us at acpc@uneca.org or visit the ACPC website.