Africa Adaptation Initiative (AAI)

African Ministerial Conference on Environment (AMCEN), Committee of African Heads of State on Climate Change (CAHOSC), African Group of Climate Change Negotiators (AGN)

The aim of AAI is to scale up adaptation action and approaches to address loss and damage in Africa.
Areas of focus:
- Enhancing climate information services,
- Strengthening policies and institutions,
- Supporting the implementation of concrete adaptation on the ground; and
- Increasing the flow of finance and investments to support implementation of concrete adaptation programmes and projects.

The administrators provide normative and political guidance to Adaptation and Loss & Damage needs in Africa. There is also a separate Technical Support Unit to facilitate access technical support and funds to develop/implement the adaptation component of their INDCs and NAPAs.

Open to Applications: 
No
Application Time Frame: 

Not specified

Climate Objective: 
Adaptation
Administrator Type: 
Intergovernmental Organization
Financial Instruments Offered: 
Not Applicable
Direct Access: 
Not Specified
Fund Size: 

Not applicable

Financing Award: 
Not Applicable
Trustee: 
Not applicable
Implementing Entity: 

There are Technical Working Group (provided by CAHOSCC/AMCEN/AGN) to guide the operation of AAI and Technical Assistance Partners (Partnerships with institutions/organizations with a proven track record of implementing activities on adaptation and loss and damage will be developed to carry out the work on the ground).

Steps to Access & Application Procedure: 

Not specified

Organizational and Decision Making Structure: 

Four levels of governance:
1. CAHOSCC/AMCEN/AGN: Provides normative and political guidance to Adaptation and Loss & Damage needs in Africa.
- Including the TWG
2. Technical Support Unit: Facilitates access technical support and funds to develop/implement the adaptation component of their INDCs and NAPAs
3. Technical Assistance Partners: Operationalise the four AAI Pillars
4. Monitoring and Evaluation: activities technical support partners regional institutions (and focal points) focused on priority projects

Monitoring and Reporting Procedures: 

Not specified

Co-financing Requirements (if applicable): 

Not applicable

Other Eligibility Criteria Beyond Geography and Income: 

Not specified

Other Comments: 

No official website for this initiative.

Contact Information

https://unfccc.int/files/focus/adaptation/technical_expert_meeting/application/pdf/20160525_omari_aai.pdf

David Ombisi
Programme Officer
AMCEN Secretariat
Regional Office for Africa (ROA)
Block 2, Ground Floor, South Wing
United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP)
P.O. Box 30552 (00100)
Nairobi, Kenya.
Tel: +254 20 762 4221, Mobile: +254 722 274 960
Fax: +254 20 762 3928
E-mail: david.ombisi@unep.org / amcensec@unep.org

Last Updated: 
20.06.17
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Sectors & Topics: 
Agriculture
Climate Change / General
Eligible Countries and Geographic Regions: 
Middle East & North Africa
Sub-Saharan Africa
Active in Countries: 
Kenya
Mozambique
Tanzania (United Republic of)
Uganda
Zambia
Zimbabwe