COP28 Africa Regional Resilience Hub
The COP28 Africa Regional Resilience Hub is led by South South North (SSN) with collaboration from Slum Dwellers International (SDI). The Africa Regional Hub is delivering a programme of in-person and virtual engagements to bring local voices to the global stage from May to November 2023.
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The Regional Resilience Hubs played a crucial role of ensuring the voices and perspectives of traditionally under-represented communities are amplified and heard. They played a central role in illuminating and communicating regional priorities, actions, solutions and challenges on the global stage at COP28.
The COP28 Africa Regional Hub focused on a people and organisation centric approach to amplify African thought leadership, priorities and solutions. Individuals and organisations from across the Continent were invited to deepen the key messages from last year and showcase their thought leadership.
Finance and Investment
- Climate Change Risk- A Weightier Concern Than Investment Risks: How Changing Risk Perceptions Can Unlock Climate Action In Africa
- Climate Finance: The Elusive Accessibility And The Need For Transformative Change
Resilient Food and Agriculture Systems
- Embracing Mosaic And Multiverse Approaches In Farmer-Centred Co-Creation For African Agriculture
- Pathways To Future Agriculture In Africa
Arts, Culture and Heritage
Gender Equality and Social Inclusion
Programme of Events
In the run up to COP28, the Africa Regional Resilience Hub will be taking part in regional events across Africa and other climate action events. The key messages and insights from the Africa Regional Resilience Hubs will be presented with new learnings from 2023’s in a policy recommendation guide after COP28.
A selection of the 2023 programming is below:
The previous year’s Africa Regional Resilience Hub kick off took place at Africa Climate Week 2022. The inaugural session focussed on strategies for unlocking finance for locally-led action.
The Africa Hub’s virtual programme from 19-22 September included 16 sessions on the priority themes of finance and investment, food and agriculture, resilient infrastructure, water and natural ecosystems, and cities and urbanisation.
On 15 November, the Africa Hub hosted a hybrid session at the Resilience Hub on ‘Reaching Resilience: African solutions for the African continent’. The session shared the key messages that emerged from the virtual programme. We heard from resilience experts from the continent on how the climate resilience agenda should be learning from, collaborating with and supporting Africans for improved and increased resilience in Africa.
Stories of Resilience
Partners & co-hosts
The Africa Regional Resilience Hub is led by SouthSouthNorth (SSN) with collaboration from Slum Dwellers International (SDI).
SouthSouthNorth, a non-profit organisation based in Cape Town, South Africa, supports national and regional responses to climate change through policy and knowledge interventions, partnerships and deep collaboration.
Slumdwellers International (SDI) is a global network of slum dwellers driving a collective, bottom-up change agenda for inclusive and resilient cities.
Additional resources from Africa Hub partners
Finance & Investment
- Devolved County Climate Change Fund Mechanism (Adaptation Consortium)
- Changing lives through devolved climate finance – the case of Wajir County (Adaptation Consortium)
- Scaling Impact Through Knowledge Brokering: Case for Climate Finance Mobilisation in Southern Africa (Southern Africa Climate Finance Partnership, SouthSouthNorth)
Cities & Urbanisation
- Youth in Mathare and Lucky Summer, Nairobi, innovate to address climate change (SDI Kenya)
- Realising the Multiple Benefits of Climate Resilience and Inclusive Development in Informal Settlements (SDI)