Leaders’ Dialogue on Adaptation Action in Africa
Inauguration of the Global Champion for the Africa Adaptation Acceleration Program
This high-level event will feature the inauguration of the Global Champion for the AAAP, and signing ceremony of a Partnership Agreement between GCA and the University of Nairobi to scale up finance for resilient infrastructure and promote opportunities for adaptation jobs.
The Global Center on Adaptation (GCA) is accelerating climate adaptation action across Africa, the world’s most vulnerable region to the impact of climate change, through an Africa-owned and Africa-led initiative jointly developed by the GCA and AfDB: the Africa Adaptation Acceleration Program (AAAP).
H.E. President Uhuru Kenyatta has been one of the key driving forces behind the AAAP. His prominent voice and leadership as eminent international statesman are already inspiring others to scale and accelerate the actions required to adapt to climate change.H.E. President Kenyatta accepted the invitation of H.E. Ban Ki-Moon, 8th Secretary-General of the United Nations, and Prof. Dr. Patrick Verkooijen, CEO of the Global Center on Adaptation to serve as the Global Champion for the AAAP.
As Global Champion for the AAAP his bold leadership on climate adaptation in Africa will support the mobilizing of the global community to honour their climate finance commitments and support the largest adaptation initiative on the continent. President Kenyatta’s leadership at the domestic level will also contribute to accelerate investments in adaptation in Kenya, through GCA’s strategic engagement with the Government of Kenya under the AAAP. In this context, under the auspices of the newly awarded Global Champion for AAAP, this high-level event will feature the signing ceremony of a Partnership Agreement between GCA and the University of Nairobi to scale up finance for resilient infrastructure and promote opportunities for adaptation jobs.