The African Climate Policy Centre influences, strengthens and enables the transition to climate-resilient development in Africa through responsive policies, plans and programmes towards transformed economies, healthy ecosystems and human well-being. The Centre serves as a knowledge hub and policy facilitation arm for poverty reduction through mitigation and adaptation to climate change in Africa.
Our vision is “to make Africa’s development sustainable, inclusive and climate-resilient”. Our mission is “to influence, strengthen and enable the transition to climate-resilient development in Africa through responsive policies, plans and programmes towards transformed economies, healthy ecosystems and human wellbeing”.
ACPC came into operation in 2010. The ClimDev-Africa programme, a 10-year initiative to support the integration of climate change into development policy on the continent, was also launched that year and became operational in 2011, with the ACPC as its secretariat. The first phase of the ClimDev-Africa programme was supported financially by the European Union, France, Norway, Sweden, the Department for International Development, the Nordic Development Fund and the United States Agency for International Development. Funding focused on supporting investments in physical infrastructure and the human capacity for the generation and packaging of climate information and the development of climate information services, research and analysis to support policymaking on the continent and climate governance processes. This phase came to an end in 2016. Extension and expansion of the programme to address the changing landscape of climate change and development contexts on the continent, within the overall post-2015 regional and global development agendas are underway.
Building on the progress achieved during the first phase of the ClimDev-Africa, ACPC developed a new strategy to guide the implementation of its activities from 2017 to 2021.