Media Advisory: COP26 Africa Adaptation Acceleration Summit

Media Advisory

For Immediate Release

What: COP26 Leaders’ Event – Africa Adaptation Acceleration Summit
Where: Meeting room 4, Zone F (in front of plenary rooms) / also available on livestream
When: 14:15-15:45 on Tuesday 2nd November 2021

Followed by press conference
When: 16:00-16:30
Where: Press Conference Room Durdle Door, Area D – Ground Floor

T he future of Africa depends on global action and firm resource commitments to support climate adaptation.  The recent IPCCC report highlighted the continent is the most vulnerable to climate change.
The Africa Adaptation Acceleration Summit is the moment at COP26 for African heads of state and government to outline how they are ready to play their part to build resilience across the continent. They will outline the commitments made and the actions required by global partners for a sustainable future.

Confirmed speakers

Host’s Keynote address

  • Félix Tshisekedi, President of the Democratic Republic of Congo and Chair of the African Union

Opening Keynotes

  • António Guterres, Secretary-General of the United Nations
  • Akinwumi Adesina, President of the African Development Bank Group
  • Kristalina Georgieva, Managing Director of the International Monetary Fund
  • Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, Director-General of the World Trade Organization

Leaders’ interventions
Leaders from the following countries are expected to participate:

  • Angola
  • Botswana
  • Burundi
  • Cape Verde
  • Central African Republic
  • Comoros
  • Gambia
  • Ghana
  • Guinea Bissau
  • Kenya
  • Madagascar
  • Malawi
  • Mozambique
  • Niger
  • Nigeria
  • Rwanda
  • Seychelles
  • Sierra Leone
  • Tanzania
  • Togo


  • Patrick Verkooijen, CEO of Global Center on Adaptation

Notes to Editors
For interview requests and additional information please contact
Alex Gee
Head of Communications, Global Center on Adaptation

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