Partners stress unique nature of ClimDev, vow institutions will stay the course
Author(s)/Corporate Author (s)United Nations. Economic Commission for Africa.;
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The 4th Session of the Steering Committee Meeting of the Climate for Development in Africa (ClimDev-Africa) Initiative opened in Tunis, Tunisia, on Wednesday, March 6 with a strong commitment from partners to do whatever it takes to ensure that the program contributes effectively towards the fight against climate change impacts on Africa. The three lead partners of the ClimDev-Africa Initiative are the African Union Commission (AUC), the UN Economic Commission for Africa (ECA) and the African Development Bank (AfDB). ECA unveiled the 2013 work plan for ClimDev-Africa, stressing the new focus for the three partner institutions to deliver as one. The ClimDev Special Fund (CDSF), which is located at the AfDB, provides the financial resources and through grants the incentive structure for national agencies, regional bodies and other stakeholders to design and implement climate information services and policy projects. The CDSF will manage the investments through the challenge fund and, in so doing, provide the major point of leverage available to ClimDev-Africa.