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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.

About the program

APPLICATION: Applicants should study the CDSF Operations and Procedures manual.

Link to manual

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

Sub-Saharan Africa

ClimDev-Africa posts contact information in care of the UN Economic Commission for Africa.

September 2020