About ACPC

The African Climate Policy Centre (ACPC) is a hub for demand-led knowledge generation on climate change in Africa. We are an African centre addressing the need for greatly improved climate information for Africa and strengthening the use of such information for decision making, by improving analytical capacity, knowledge management and dissemination activities.

The ACPC is an integral part of the Climate for Development in Africa (ClimDev-Africa) programme, which is a joint initiative of the United Nations Economic Commission for Africa (UNECA), the African Union Commission (AUC), and the African Development Bank (AfDB). ClimDev-Africa has been mandated at regional meetings of African Heads of State and Government, as well as by Africa’s Ministers of Finance, Ministers of Planning and Ministers of Environment.

The ACPC has three broad activity areas around which its current work programme is arranged. These include:
1)    Knowledge generation, sharing and networking that consist of research, knowledge management and peer learning, and outreach activities;
2)    Advocacy and consensus building; and
3)    Advisory services and technical cooperation, which comprise capacity mobilization, capacity building and technical assistance.

The ACPC takes guidance from a number of on-going processes and activities. These include the African Union Conference of African Heads of State and Government on Climate Change (CAHOSCC) and climate change negotiators, United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) and related instruments, African Ministerial Conference on the Environment (AMCEN), African Development Forum, Global Climate Observation System(GCOS), High level Advisory Group on Climate Change financing (AGF), African Ministerial Conference on Water (AMCOW) and partner’s MoUs.

The ACPC serves Regional Economic Communities, governments and communities across Africa. The center is actively working with stakeholders and partners to address Africa’s climate challenges.

For more information, please contact ACPC at acpc@uneca.org.