South-South Peer Capacity Exchange Programme (SSEP)

Ahead of COP27 in Egypt, the Africa Adaptation Initiative (AAI) launched the South-South peer capacity Exchange Programme (SSEP) through a two-day training from October 5th to 6th, 2023, as part of the EU-UNDP-AAI project “Enhancing Knowledge and Evidence to Scale-up Climate Change Adaptation in Africa”, which was designed to create a solid foundation for future scaling up of adaptation efforts and the development of future direct investments in climate change adaptation for vulnerable sectors in Africa. The Exchangewasattended by over 65 participants, including African country representatives (National Designated Authorities of the Green Climate Fund), the Green Climate Fund (GCF), international development agencies and banks, global initiatives, research centers, and development partners.

The SSEP workshop facilitated an exchange of learnings, lessons, and best practices on climate adaptation planning and project development in Africa, helping to strengthen the capacity of African decision-makers to integrate climate risk into fundable projects and to mobilize climate finance.

The meeting was a positive step towards strengthening knowledge and best practice-sharing as part of each country’s National Adaptation Plan processes, as well as initiating a peer-to-peer technical capacity exchange. Through these mechanisms, as well as the coordination activities of the Africa Adaptation Initiative, the 2-day Morocco event helped to create an enabling environment for further climate change adaptation project development within the region.

Concept note, Program, and List of participants – Download File

South-South Exchange Programme Report (English) – Download File

South-South Exchange Programme Report (French)- Download File

SSEP Presentations (English) – Download File

SSEP Presentations (French) – Download File

Day 3 (5th October 2023) –

An Introduction to Climate Change and Climate Finance and the various financial instruments.

Day 4 (6th October 2023) –
A deep dive into the financial instruments and scientific tools, with country-focused case studies, discussing the countries’ challenges to identify their needs to access financing for climate action in adaptation.

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