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Jun 23

Second Africa Adaptation Initiative Virtual South-South Peer Capacity Exchange Programme (SSEP)

With the financial support of the European Union (EU) and financial and technical support of the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), the Africa Adaption Initiative (AAI) through the project, Enhancing Knowledge and Evidence to Scale-up Climate Change Adaptation in Africa, organized the second virtual South-South Peer Capacity Exchange Programme (SSEP) which took place on 5-6 April 2023, facilitated by Sustainable Solutions for Africa (SSA).

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Feb 23

COP27 Summary

COP27 was an exciting and critical time for the Africa Adaptation Initiative (AAI) and a number of key milestones were achieved. At the conference in Sharm El-Sheikh, Egypt, President Biden pledged US$25 million to the AAI Food Security Accelerator, the European Union and Germany each committed €5 million (US$5.25M) of funding, and George Soros’ Open Society Foundations pledged a further US$4.5 million, bringing total new finance commitments of around US$40 million. At the conference we also presented the executive summary of the AAI State of Adaptation in Africa Report 2022 and celebrated the launch of our new steering committee.

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Nov 22

The Africa Adaptation Initiative (AAI) holds its inaugural steering committee meeting at COP27

The steering committee was appointed at the eighteenth session of the African Ministerial Conference on the Environment (AMCEN) meeting in September 2022. The committee is made up of representatives from the Republic of Gabon as AAI Champion as chair, the Arab Republic of Egypt as host of the AAI TSU, the African Union Commission, United Cities and Local Governments of Africa (UCLGA), and Pan Africa Climate Justice Alliance. To ensure full African regional representation in the composition of the Steering Committee. Some country representatives from Botswana, Kenya, and Liberia will also be part of the steering committee.

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Nov 22

AAI Hosts Kick-off Meeting For The Pan-African Regional Programme And Launches The South-South Peer Capacity Exchange Programme In Morocco

With COP27 in Egypt just a few weeks away, the Africa Adaptation Initiative (AAI) hosted a four-day meeting in Rabat, Morocco, from October 3rd to October 6th, attended by over 65 participants, including African country representatives (National Designated Authorities of the Green Climate Fund), The Green Climate Fund (GCF), international development agencies and banks, global initiatives, research centres, and development partners.