Africa Adaptation Programme

What is the project about

   Collected Jatropha seeds ready for market (Photo Adugna Feyissa, 2012)

Ethiopia's Africa Adaptation Programme (AAP) supports the Ethiopian leadership in the establishment of an integrated approach to Ethiopia’s management of climate change opportunities and risks. It supports the integration of climate change into the planning and implementation of the national development strategy by ensuring the Agriculture, Energy, Environment, Health and Water sectors take into consideration the costs, opportunities and risks that climate change.

The AAP helps strengthen existing leadership for climate change adaptation at national and local levels, by strengthening the capacity of line Ministries to develop technical advice on adaptation, the capacity of local managers for managing local adaptation planning and improving the understanding of climate change and its strategic implications amongst leaders themselves. 

The programme pilots approaches to managing climate change risk that integrate known methods of sustainable land management with adaptive practices that are informed by climate risk forecasting.  Lessons emerging from these pilot interventions will feed into improving coordinated approaches for adaptation action.  Using the evidence and experience generated through the pilots the programme will assist line Ministries to collaboratively prepare a climate change strategy that will support the implementation of PASPDEP II and a linked investment facility to attract and manage funds for integrated, or multi-sector adaptation action.

What have we accomplished so far

  Gabion blocks or baskets constructed on the banks of the Kebena River at the Peacock Park site in central Addis Ababa (photographed by Samuel Tessema in September 2012).

Following Ethiopia's bold policy to accelerate development while reducing its vulnerability to climate change, UNDP played a leading role in coordinating the preparation and launch of the CRGE Facility, the first in Africa, to support this policy/strategy.With the launch of the Facility,Ethiopia is now in a better position to initiate programmes, finance mechanism and an institutional setup to pursue a low carbon/emission climate development strategy.

Substantive support was provided to some of the "fast-start" components of the CRGE Strategy such as renewable energy and cookstoves, capacity development in 5 sectors for the preparation of investment plans, carbon baseline determination together with MRV to enable Ethiopia attract results-based carbon financing. The CRGE Strategy and related Investment Plans are expected to lay basis for the country's next medium term plan and in this regard, UNDP is playing a central role in supporting and building consensus among key government agencies and national stakeholders to achieve this result.

The initiative on Leadership For Results Programme was extended to the Ministry of Finance&Economic Development and its regional bureaux as part of the process of formulating and subsequently the implementation of a climate resilient and green economy in Ethiopia.

" Green Technologies penetration" into 97 districts has started as part of CRGE implementation in order to reducen gas emissions.

Who Finances it?

The AAP is financed by the Government of Japan.

Donor name Amount contributed per year (in USD)
Government of Japan 2,467,658.00

Delivery in previous fiscal year

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