Expected Outcomes and Outputs

The primary outcome of the 1st CCDA Conference will be increased dissemination of knowledge on climate change and development issues pertinent to African stakeholders and institutions actively engaged in this field, and the ACPC and ClimDev Africa are recognized and taken as the major convening initiative of Africa. The deliberations and the events will lead to improved understanding of the array of activities that aim to integrate climate and development concerns within countries and across the RECs, and the range of strategies and policies that underpin these activities. The conference will also stimulate and facilitate longer‐term communication and collaboration between researchers and practitioners in their effort to support evidencebased policy outcomes. The conference outcomes will feed into the COP‐17 in Durban in terms of supporting the African negotiators in their preparations and improving Africa’s visibility at the event.

Specifically, discussions and dialogues during conference will result in:

  • Enhanced knowledge for application in climate resilient and sustainable development for policies, planning and practice;
  • Enhanced support for rethinking Africa’s development priority in the context of climate; 
  • Better informed African decision makers and practitioners on the necessity of climate science, data and information;
  • Increased dialogue and communication space for research, policy and practice nexus;
  • Enhanced Africa agenda in the Durban climate change negotiations;
  • Strengthened strategic alliances and partnerships for Africa’s climate and development agenda;
  • Improved delivery of roles and effectiveness of ClimDev Africa programme.

Key information and follow-up products that will be produced and disseminated during and after the Forum will comprise the following:

  • Conference report
  • Press releases
  • Daily bulletins
  • Web publications
  • Compendium of the conference proceedings