Nairobi, 8 July 2022 (TDI): The President of Kenya, Uhuru Kenyatta, became the Global Champion for the Africa Adaptation Acceleration Program (AAAP) initiative.
Global Leaders from the African continent expressed their welcome to President Kenyatta’s participation. The AAAP is a joint initiative launched by the African Development Bank Group (AfDB) and the Global Center on Adaptation (GCA). The program focuses on adaptation actions that are relevant to climate change.
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On Thursday, President Kenyatta attended the University of Nairobi’s Taifa Hall event. During the ceremony, the President also received a commend from the GCA for his leading role in coping with climate change.
According to the GCA, the President of Kenya has contributed significantly to advocacy and resource mobilization for climate change adaptation.
The change made by the Kenya President does not only affect Africa but also the other continents of the world.
The AAAP aims to raise 25 billion US dollars for investment in Africa’s climate adaptation initiatives. In addition, it is an African-owned program that is also led by African entities.
The program holds its responsibility in response to the urgent need for climate adaptation action that is focused, and evidence-based.
An Introduction to the Africa Adaptation Acceleration Program
According to the AfDB, the Africa Adaptation Acceleration Program (AAAP) is the largest and most comprehensive initiative which is able to support African countries in climate change adaptation.
Currently, according to the background of the epidemic, AAAP is also the main initiative for African countries to achieve a faster and stronger Covid-19 climate-resilient economic recovery.
The AAAP has four pillars to implement its work to support countries in the continent.
The first one is to update and popularize climate-smart digital technologies for agriculture and food.
The second one is to launch an accelerator for African infrastructure resilience.
Thirdly, the program highlights its role in empowering youth for entrepreneurship and job creation. Such youth-based duty emphasizes its significance in climate adaptation and resilience.
Lastly, the program also pays attention to increasing innovative financial flows for Africa.