EU 8 million euro grant to strengthen Africa's response to climate change
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The European Union today granted the ClimDev Africa initiative the sum of 8 Million Euro to support Africa's response to climate variability and climate change by developing African policy capacity. The grant agreement was signed at the United Nation Economic Commission for Africa (ECA) by Dr. Hamdok Abdalla, Deputy Executive Secretary of UNECA and Mr. Gary Quince, Head of EU Delegation to the African Union in the presence H.E. Rhoda Tumusiime, AU Commissioner for Rural Economy and Agriculture. The contribution is part of the Global Climate Change Alliance funding, a programme in which the European Union and the most vulnerable Developing Countries are working together to tackle climate change. This agreement will enhance the capacities of the African Climate Policy Centre (ACPC) at ECA and the Climate Change and Desertification Unit at AUC to carry out their activities under the ClimDev Africa programme for three years.