Action on Climate Change in Sub-Saharan Africa

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Climate Action Africa


Based on needs identified at the local level, the Expert Deployment Mechanism – Climate Action Africa (EDM-CAA) initiative deploys Canadian climate change experts to partner with governments, NGOs, the private sector, civil society organizations and post-secondary institutions on targeted, short-term technical assistance in support of implementation of the Paris Climate Agreement across the region – with a focus on increasing women’s capabilities to fully participate as active agents of change.

Sub-Saharan Africa accounts for approximately 7% of global greenhouse gas emissions as of 2021, but faces significant threats from climate change. Crop failure, livestock morbidity and biodiversity loss are among impacts experienced across the region.

Many countries in Sub-Saharan Africa are taking action by increasing the use of renewable energy, conserving and restoring forests, and building climate-resilient green economies.


Submit your Request for technical assistance from Canada’s Climate Action in Africa Project by completing the


Submit your application to register in our Technical Expert Database. Refer to the application process here.

Program undertaken with the support of the Government of Canada provided through Global Affairs Canada and implemented by a Consortium of partnersAlinea International, Econoler and WSP.

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How Climate Action Africa provides technical assistance


Climate Action in Africa strengthens the capacity of NDAs, decision-makers and stakeholders responsible for coordinating and planning climate action at all levels, which is crucial for increased ambition and application of the Paris Rulebook.

Mitigation & Adaptation

Climate Action in Africa supports the strengthening of Nationally Determined Contributions and National Adaptation Plans, with a focus on reducing greenhouse gas emissions through renewable energy and REDD+, and enhance resilience, with a focus on water resources and agriculture. Learn about our gender-responsive mitigation and adaptation efforts.

Empowering Women as Agents of Change

Climate Action in Africa focuses on creating opportunities for women, including smallholder farmers, pastoralists, fishers, Indigenous women, youth and women living with disabilities, to be active participants and leaders in driving decisions that lead to effective climate action. Learn about our gender-responsive and socially inclusive approach.

Facilitating South-South Cooperation

Climate Action in Africa supports results-oriented South-South knowledge exchanges between Sub-Saharan Africa countries, facilitating the sharing of climate-related expertise and lessons learned.

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