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.

Towards a research roadmap on climate change in Africa

A group of African climate research and impact communities began meeting in Marrakech, Morocco, today to agree a research collaboration platform on climate science in Africa that will be announced at the Fourth Annual Conference on climate Change and Development in Africa (CCDA-IV).

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.

ECA supports Rwanda to improve meteorological & hydrological data systems

Addis Ababa, Ethiopia 27th May 2014 (UNECA) - The African Climate Policy Centre (ACPC) has shipped a consignment of computer hardware consisting of a server, 20 computers, 5 scanners and 15 data storage devices to the Rwanda Meteorological Agency (RMA) and the Rwanda Natural Resources Authority (RNRA).

Negotiators prepare for the 20th round of climate change negotiations (COP20)

Addis Ababa, Ethiopia 20 May 2014 (ECA) - During a workshop hosted by ACPC for the African Group of Negotiators on the 12-14 May 2014, participants concurred that prospects of capping temperature rise to 2 degrees above pre-industrial levels is already looking bleak, given the slow pace of climate change negotiations.

Fifth meeting of the ClimDev-Africa Steering Committee

Addis Ababa, Ethiopia - The 5th meeting of the ClimDev-Africa Programme Steering Committee was held at the the African Union Conference Centre on April 22 to 23, 2014. On behalf of Ms. Tumusiime Rhoda, Commissioner for Agriculture and Rural Economy of the AUC, Dr. Abebe Haile Gabriel from the AUC chaired the meeting.