Mar 21

GCA signs Memorandum of Understanding with African Adaptation Initiative

The African Adaptation Initiative and GCA consolidated their partnership with the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding to support African leadership to accelerate climate change adaptation across the continent.


Oct 20

Africa lines up partners and leads the region in accelerating climate adaptation

European Union, African Union Commission, The AAI Chair from the Gabonese Republic, UNDP and other partners voice strong commitment to drive enhanced knowledge to scale-up climate change adaptation in Africa in the first Strategic Advisory Committee meeting of the Africa Adaptation Initiative


May 20

African Leaders Endorse Plan From Global Center on Adaptation for Africa to Build Climate Resilience Into Recovery From COVID-19 Pandemic

54 leaders from the African Adaptation Initiative championed by President Ali Bongo Ondimba of Gabon, endorsed the policy recommendations outlined in the brief “Integrated Responses to Building Climate and Pandemic Resilience in Africa”. The policy brief was prepared by the Global Center on Adaptation and African Adaptation Initiative and outlines a plan of action for African countries to ensure stimulus spending is used to build back better from the COVID-19 crisis.


Aug 19

The Green Climate Fund held its first Global conference 19-23 August 2019. It brought together representatives from 134 developing countries including 50 Ministers.

The AAI participated in the 5-day conference. Discussions were rich, and covered topics including the flow of climate finance, integrating adaptation and mitigation into national priorities, encouraging developing countries to help build momentum on global climate ambition, and sharpening the GCF’s strategic approach to climate finance to better meet developing country needs