United Cities and Local Governments of Africa (UCLG Africa), the representative organization of Local and Regional Governments of the African Continent, has set up a Climate Task Force in order to promote the involvement of African local governments in climate action and to contribute to increasing the ambition of the Paris Agreement to limit global warming to 1.5°C by the end of the century, and to better adapt to the consequences of climate change.
UCLG Africa’s Climate Task Force works to develop a portfolio of territorial projects in the field of climate that are eligible for climate finance, including the Green Climate Fund.
To this end, it is essential to create an efficient framework to pool efforts, facilitating the targeting and deployment of African experts able to contribute to accelerate the implementation process of NDCs in Africa.
It is in this perspective that UCLG Africa launches a call for applications for the creation of a Network of African Experts.
The creation of this Network will certainly contribute to consolidate and make available the knowledge and skills of the various African Experts at the service of African local governments.
It will allow to accompany African local authorities in the process of territorialization of NDCs and the development of bankable territorial projects in the field of climate action and biodiversity preservation and safeguard.
To this end, the following priorities have been identified :
– Regional Local Government Readiness Program
– Development of a project portfolio in the areas of mitigation and adaptation
– Development of a technology requirements plan for NDC acceleration
– Development of nature-based projects