The African Union Commission’s Division of Agriculture and Rural Economy (AUC-DARBE), in collaboration with USAID, ReNAPRI, AKADEMIYA2063, and Michigan State University/PRCI, is set to host a pivotal side event during the Africa Climate Summit in Nairobi. This gathering aims to share invaluable lessons gleaned from the experiences of four pilot countries—Ghana, Rwanda, Senegal, and Zambia—as they implement their Nationally Determined Contributions (NDCs) and National Adaptation Plans (NAPs) through the Comprehensive Africa Climate Change Initiative (CACCI).
The side event will take place at the African Union Pavillion on September 4, 2023 from 10:30 – 11:30am. There will be four main objectives for the side event, each contributing to the overarching goal of advancing Africa’s climate resilience:
1. Sharing Lessons Learned
The foremost objective is to disseminate lessons learned from the implementation of NDCs and NAPs in the four pilot countries. These insights will provide a valuable roadmap for other African nations seeking to navigate their own climate journeys effectively.
2. Sensitizing Stakeholders
Effective climate action requires a collective effort. This event will serve as a platform to sensitize stakeholders about the importance of robust NDCs and NAPs and the significance of their implementation. By raising awareness, the organizers hope to inspire greater commitment to climate goals.
3. Collecting Expert Feedback
Feedback is an invaluable asset in any endeavor. COP28 provides an opportunity to collect insights and recommendations from experts and participants regarding the implementation of NDCs and NAPs. These insights will help fine-tune strategies and address challenges effectively.
4. Building Partnerships
Collaboration is at the heart of effective climate action. The event will be an ideal platform for networking with partners and key stakeholders. By fostering connections, the organizers aim to amplify the impact of their initiatives and create a more robust ecosystem for climate resilience in Africa.
Please find the concept note here.