ECA, World Bank and African Union Commission team up to improve climate readiness in Africa
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A three-day workshop is underway in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia to seek ways of strengthening regional capacities to improve the continent’s readiness for climate risks and enhance the resilience of its development to impacts of climate change as a whole. Organized by the World Bank in collaboration with the African Union Commission and ECA’s African Climate Policy Centre, the workshop has brought together some 60 participants representing Regional Economic Communities, River Basin organizations, Power Pools and a broad range of stakeholders. Addressing the opening session this morning, Mr. Josué Dioné, Director of the Food Security and Sustainable Development Division at ECA, called on participants to ensure that the two components of the workshop are strengthened with specific details and that an effective partnership is established for following up on the outcomes of the encounter.