CDSF Support for climate information services in Eastern Africa

As climate disasters continue to threaten the record growth seen across Africa, the ClimDev-Africa Special Fund (the Fund) at the African Development Bank is investing in regional climate and weather observation networks, which enable countries to access high-quality climate information, and to build the capacity to produce, share ...

Professor Laban Ayieko Ogallo - Message of Condolences

The Climate Science community in Africa learned with shock of the sudden passing of Professor Laban Ayieko Ogallo on the 20th November 2020 in Nairobi due to sudden illness.Recalling his wise words of counsel, his patience, humility and openness, it is easy to understand why those he interacted with are so profoundly saddened by his death.

NbS for water resources infrastructure and community resilience in Ethiopia

Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, 13 August 2020 - Hydropower dams in Ethiopia have enormous economic, social and ecological benefits but their sustainability is threatened, inter alia, by unprecedented siltation. 

Condolences on the Passing Away of Dr. Justus Joseph Kabyemera

Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, 30 April 2020 (ClimDev-Africa) - It’s with great sadness that we announce the passing away of Dr. Justus Joseph Kabyemera, former Coordinator of the ClimDev-Africa Special Fund (CDSF) at the AfDB.

Integrating climate resilience into development plans crucial for Africa

Harare, Zimbabwe, October 31, 2019 (ECA) – Integrating climate resilience into development plans ensures returns on investment in today’s and tomorrow’s climate. This requires robust data, tools and capacity, yielding a resilience dividend to attract investment in closing Africa’s gaps..

Zimbabwe working hard to rebuild following devastating cyclones

Harare, Zimbabwe, October 24, 2019 (ECA) – Zimbabwe says it is working hard to rebuild following the devastating cyclones Idai and Kenneth that affected four countries in southern Africa leading to over 1,000 deaths and massive infrastructure losses...

Malawi, Mozambique and Zimbabwe need $4 bn to recover from devastating cyclones

Harare, Zimbabwe, October 23, 2019 (ECA) – Over US$4 billion is needed to help Malawi, Mozambique and Zimbabwe recover from the devastating effects of Cyclones Idai that hit the three southern African nations earlier this year.

Workshop on climate resilient reconstruction post Cyclone Idai set for Harare

Harare, Zimbabwe, October 22, 2019 (ECA) - The Economic Commission for African (ECA) and partners, the Department for International Development (DFID) and the United Kingdom's Met Office, are this week convening a workshop for the Southern African Development Community (SADC) ...

CCDA-VIII kicks off with urgent calls for climate action

Addis Ababa, 28 August 2019 (ECA) - The eighth edition of the Climate Change and Development in Africa Conference – CCDA-8 opened today in Addis Ababa with strong calls to reverse the current lackluster approach to implementing the Paris Agreement and tackle climate change.

All set for CCDA-VIII, says ECA’s Murombedzi

Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, 16 August 2019 (ECA) – All is set for the Eighth Conference on Climate Change and Development in Africa (CCDA VIII) which will be held in Addis Ababa from 28-30 August under the theme; ‘Stepping Up Climate Action for Resilient Economies in Africa’.

Climate change poses serious challenge towards achieving SDGs

Marrakech, Morocco, April 18, 2019 (ECA) - Climate change can seriously impede Africa’s quest to achieve all the 17 sustainable development goals that address global challenges, including poverty, inequality, climate, environmental degradation, prosperity, and peace and justice.

Africa’s top environment and climate change journalists honoured at climate conference

Nairobi, Kenya, October 12, 2018 (ECA) – Africa’s top environmental journalists were honoured last night at a glitzy ceremony at the ongoing Seventh Climate Change and Development in Africa (CCDA – VII) conference in Nairobi.