Climate for Development in Africa
Funding to strengthen the institutional capacities of national and sub-regional bodies in Africa to formulate and implement effective policies on climate
Principal Office: International
Climate for Development in Africa (ClimDev-Africa) is an international program of the African Union Commission, the United Nations Economic Commission for Africa, and the African Development Bank. The program aims to create a solid foundation for Africa’s response to climate change.
ClimDev-Africa makes grants through the ClimDev Special Fund, administered by a coordination unit in the African Development Bank.
Grant Programs for Agriculture, Energy, Environment, Natural Resources
ClimDev Special Fund. CDSF aims to strengthen the institutional capacities of national and sub-regional bodies to formulate and implement effective climate-sensitive policies. The CDSF supports the following objectives:
- Generation, wide dissemination, and use of reliable climate information for development in Africa;
- Capacity enhancement of policy makers and policy institutions through analysis and evidence on climate change and its implications for Africa; and
- Implementation of pilot adaptation practices that demonstrate the value of climate information in development planning and practices.
Eligibility for funding extends to organizations, institutions, and agencies in Africa. NGOs and community-based organizations are eligible if they are Africa-based, or if they partner with African institutions for activities implemented in Africa.
Link to application template
Geographical Distribution of Grant Activities in Developing Countries
ClimDev-Africa defines all of Africa within its scope, including North Africa.
North Africa and Middle East
ClimDev-Africa posts contact information in care of the UN Economic Commission for Africa.
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