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.

Key Messages

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
Resilient Food and Agriculture Systems 
Arts, Culture and Heritage
Gender Equality and Social Inclusion 

Download last year’s key messages in Powerpoint or PDF format.

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:

Women preparing the Gnetum (okok) nursery in the village of Minwoho. Lekié, Center Region, Cameroon. Photo by Ollivier Girard/CIFOR


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

Session recordings

Session recordings from this year will be posted to our YouTube channel, where you can also find videos from last year’s Africa Regional Hub.

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.