The Programme continued creating close policy linkages between ClimDev-Africa, the African Group of Negotiators (AGN), the African Ministerial Conference on the Environment (AMCEN) and the African Ministerial Conference on Meteorology (AMCOMET) with the aim of shaping the African climate agenda.
ClimDev-Africa organized a High-Level panel discussion on African SIDS in the margins of the Third International Conference on SIDS held in Apia, Samoa, 1 – 4 September 2014, on the theme: The Paradox of the 'Small': securing development opportunities in the face of climate change in African small island developing states. ClimDev-Africa also organized a pre-event on the side-lines of the UN Climate Summit in New York, 23 September 2014 attended by three Heads of State. The theme of the event was “Moving against the tide: Africa rising to seize climate change opportunities for water, food and energy security.” During COP20 in Lima, Peru ClimDev-Africa hosted African policy makers, scientists and practitioners for Africa Day.
During the 4th CCDA conference, ClimDev-Africa, AMCOMET and WMO met to lay the foundation for Climate Research for Development (CR4D) a programme conceived at the African Climate Conference in 2013 (ACC2013). In February 2015, realization of the CR4D programme received a further boost through its launch at the AMCOMET meeting in Praia, Cabo Verde (see details here and here).
Enhancing National Climate Services (ENACTS) is an integrated platform aimed at accelerating efforts to improve the availability, access and use of climate information at the national level in African countries. ENACTS has supported climate observation networks in Rwanda, Ethiopia and The Gambia.
Analysis of the impacts of climate change in all African Small Island Developing States (SIDS) was undertaken in 2014. The research identified sustainable development choices, including blue economy.
After reaching its funding threshold, the ClimDev-Africa Special Fund (CDSF) became operational in August 2014 when the equivalent of UA 20 million was realized (details here).
A Monitoring Framework and Evaluation Approach (MFEA) system is being implemented by the three ClimDev-Africa partners.
ClimDev-Africa initiated a programme to support African countries in preparing their INDCs. It started with a workshop where a framework was formulated, which was subsequently adopted by the AGN.