High-Level Launch of GCA Africa


16 September 2020, 0:00 GMT+1

The GCA regional office, hosted at the African Development Bank headquarters in Abidjan, will help magnify Africa’s voice in the global community, create a network of excellence, share best practices, and advance adaptation. The GCA will work closely with the Bank and its partners to align initiatives with global programs, coordinate projects across the continent, and deliver accelerated action for communities across Africa.

Event description:

A frican Heads of State joined other global leaders to welcome the launch of GCA Africa as an “historic moment to accelerate adaptation” on the continent.

GCA Africa will focus on programs and action, knowledge acceleration and capacity building and agenda-setting that respond to the acute challenges from the changing climate facing African countries. The GCA Africa programs include improving the food security of one billion people in Sub-Saharan Africa by 2030 through a program on rural well-being and food security, as well as projects to support communities through water for urban growth and resilience, using nature for more resilient infrastructure, adaptation finance, and building youth leadership.

Ban Ki-moon

8th Secretary General of the United Nations
Co-Chair of Global Center on Adaptation

Feike Sijebesma

Co-Chair of Global Center on Adaptation

Akinwumi Adesina

President of African Development Bank Group

Patrick Verkooijen

CEO of the Global Center on Adaptation

Sahle-Work Zewde

President of Ethiopia

Nana Akufo-Addo

President of Ghana

Uhuru Muigai Kenyatta

President of Kenya

Maria Franziska Flachsbarth

Parliamentary State Secretary, Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development, Germany

Peter Eriksson

Minister of International Development Cooperation, Sweden

Kristalina Georgieva

Managing Director, International Monetary Fund

Rémy Rioux

Managing Director, Agence Française de Développement

Josefa Leonel Correia Sacko

African Union Commissioner for Rural Economy and Agriculture

Amina J. Mohammed

Deputy Secretary-General, United Nations

Rodger Voorhies

President, Global Growth and Opportunity Division, Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation

Lee White

Minister of Forests, Oceans, Environment and Climate Change, Gabon