[espro-slider id=913]

About - AAI

The African Ministerial Conference on Environment (AMCEN) was mandated by the 25th African Union Summit held in Johannesburg, South Africa in June 2015, to develop, with the African Group of Negotiators (AGN), a proposal for enhanced support to Africa on adaptation and loss and damage. The African Adaptation Initiative (AAI) was launched in Paris during the 21st Conference of the Parties (COP) that took place in December 2015.

image #1 AAI represents a bold and innovative step by Africa to galvanize the support needed to significantly scale up adaptation and actions to address loss and damage on the continent with an initial focus on enhancing action in the pre-2020 period.

New Text here .....

AIMS

The AAI aims to enhance action on adaptation, with the aim of addressing the adaptation financing gap, and implementing measures to address loss and damage in Africa. This will be done through partnerships with institutions and organisations undertaking relevant work on the continent to scale up and replicate on-going initiatives and develop proposals for new initiatives. The AAI will advocate for and facilitate access to existing and scaled-up resources for African countries to develop and implement policies, plans, and actions to support their efforts to adapt and address loss and damage.

Outcomes

After successfully delivering results as intended under Phase 1 (2015-2016) and Phase 2 (2017-19), the AAI is now resourcing and implementing post-2020 activities under Phase 3 (2020-2030). Phase 3 begins with achieving transformative results for adaptation in Africa through a 2020-2025 Roadmap. In delivering the AAI 2020-2025 Roadmap, the AAI seeks to contribute results across four high-level outcome areas:
  • USD 1 Billion is invested in African countries by 2025 to ensure adequate climate information services (including early-warning systems and observational infrastructure) to support robust policy and decision-making on adaptation;
  • All African countries have translated their National Adaptation Plans (NAPs) and their NDC Adaptation into investment plans, and fundable pipeline of projects by 2025;
  • Doubling of adaptation finance accessed and mobilized by African countries by 2025 for their urgent priorities;
  • Implementation of at least one regional flagship programme in each of the 5 regions in Africa, addressing the critical sectors (and drivers) of the African economy: agriculture, water, disaster reduction, cities and local communities, coastal protection, health and biodiversity and ecosystems.

AAI’s Phased Approach: AAI is implemented through a phased approach to achieve transformative adaptation results for Africa in sync with global processes

PHASE 1

(2015 — 2016)

A political mandate from African Heads of State and Government and endorsement from all 54 African countries was given.
The AAI was launched at COP 21 in Paris.
Two Technical Working Group meetings were held.

This phase of the AAI has been successfully achieved.

PHASE 2

(2017 — 2020)

The AAI will play a facilitative role, working with partners to scale up and replicate adaptation action and approaches to address loss and damage. This phase will begin with facilitating support to African countries to develop and implement National Adaptation Plans (NAPs) through a partnership with UNDP.
AAI will develop a yearly report to map on-going initiatives on adaptation and addressing loss and damage and assesses progress towards meeting its objectives.

PHASE 3

(2020 — 2030)

The AAI will continue to work with partners to facilitate the scaling up and replicating of adaptation action and approaches to address loss and damage. Additional flagship programmes will be developed and additional resources will be mobilised.

Areas Of Focus

The AAI aims to work with partners to facilitate access to support and implement activities in four key areas.

Pillar 1: Enhancing climate information services

Goal: All African countries have climate information services adequate in quantity and quality to support decision making.

Pillar 2: Strengthening policies and institutions

Goal: Stronger continental, regional, and national institutional and policy frameworks to support decision making on adaptation and loss and damage in Africa.

Pillar 3: Enhancing on the ground action

Goal: Significantly increase the number of projects and programs being implemented to enhance adaptation and address loss and damage in Africa.

Pillar 4: Climate finance and investments

Goal: Increase access to funding and mobilise additional support to enable the implementation of adaptation actions and approaches to address loss and damage.

DELIVERY MODEL

The AAI is an African-led initiative which is strongly rooted in existing African institutions.

The proposed delivery model is described below.

Political guidance: Political leadership to guide AAI will be provided by CAHOSCC and AMCEN.

Steering Committee: A steering committee comprising of the AMCEN bureau and chair of the AGN.

Technical Support Unit: The day-to-day operationalisation of the AAI will be coordinated by the TSU.

____________________________________________________________________

Publications

ENHANCING ACTION ON ADAPTATION AND ADDRESSING LOSS AND DAMAGE IN AFRICA.

Click to download the AAI Key Information in PDF format.

Click to download the AAI Workshop in PDF format.

Click to download the AAI Newsletter in PDF format.

Click to download in PDF format.

Click to download in PDF format.

Click to download in PDF format.

Click to download in PDF format.

Click to download in PDF format.

Newsroom

25

May 22

Call for inputs to the State of Adaptation in Africa Report

The Africa Adaptation Initiative (AAI), supported by UNDP and the EU is preparing the State of Adaptation in Africa Report (SoAR) that aims to inform the African Heads of States, the African Group of Negotiators (AGN), policymakers and others, helping to accelerate adaptation that supports development priorities in the region as outlined in the African Union’s Agenda 2063.

19

Apr 22

Adaptation finance is key for a resilient development in Africa

The recent report by the United Nations Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) reminded us again how millions of people across Africa are highly vulnerable to the impacts of climate change, with increasing food and water insecurity, adversely affecting health and wellbeing, displacing communities and constraining development.

25

Feb 22

What’s in store for the AAI in 2022? The Technical Expert Group members provide recommendations

The AAI is implementing the project Enhancing Knowledge and Evidence to Scale-Up Climate Change Adaptation in Africa supported by the EU and UNDP. The TEG of this project which includes representatives of the European Union, the Global Center on Adaptation (GCA), the AAI Champion, Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) and Stockholm Environment Institute (SEI) met and provided advice and recommendations for the planned activities for this year.

16

Dec 21

3 Takeaways from the Glasgow Climate Conference for Adaptation in Africa

The outcomes of the United Nations Climate Change Conference (COP26) in Glasgow have seen mixed reactions. Kulthoum Omari Motsumi, Special Advisor to the Africa Adaptation Initiative (AAI) reflects on the most relevant outcomes for adaptation in Africa in this blog.

1 2 3 5

Contact

Currently, the Africa Adaptation Initiative is seeking funding from African and international resource providers in the public and private sectors. This is to enable AAI to deliver its 2020-2025 strategy, to support African countries to achieve their adaptation and resilience objectives.
Would you like to learn more about how countries can access support from the Africa Adaptation Initiative? Do you need information on how to support AAI to achieve results for adaptation and resilience in Africa?
Please contact: Ambassador Seyni Nafo AAI Coordinator mimikaseyni@gmail.com

    Name:

    Email:

    Message

    captcha

    [logoshowcase slides_column="5"]
    Pillar 1: Enhancing climate information services

    Goal: All African countries have climate information services adequate in quantity and quality to support decision making.

    Pillar 2: Strengthening policies and institutions

    Goal: Stronger continental, regional, and national institutional and policy frameworks to support decision making on adaptation and loss and damage in Africa.

    Pillar 3: Enhancing on the ground action

    Goal: Significantly increase the number of projects and programs being implemented to enhance adaptation and address loss and damage in Africa.

    Pillar 4: Climate finance and investments

    Goal: Increase access to funding and mobilise additional support to enable the implementation of adaptation actions and approaches to address loss and damage.

    Pillar 1: Enhancing climate information services

    Goal: All African countries have climate information services adequate in quantity and quality to support decision making.

    Pillar 2: Strengthening policies and institutions

    Goal: Stronger continental, regional, and national institutional and policy frameworks to support decision making on adaptation and loss and damage in Africa.

    Pillar 3: Enhancing on the ground action

    Goal: Significantly increase the number of projects and programs being implemented to enhance adaptation and address loss and damage in Africa.

    Pillar 4: Climate finance and investments

    Goal: Increase access to funding and mobilise additional support to enable the implementation of adaptation actions and approaches to address loss and damage.