World Bank, USAID, others seek African partnerships on climate services delivery
A number of leading climate services providers would like to go into a partnership with the newly established African Climate Policy Centre (ACPC) of the UN Economic Commission for Africa (ECA) to bring climate services to hundreds of users who need them in Africa, Mr Youba Sokona, Coordinator of the Centre has disclosed.
In a statement issued by ECA, Mr. Sokona said that he had been approached by the World Bank, the International Research Institute for Climate Prediction (IRI) as well as by USAID and others to lay groundwork for a working relationship between the ACPC and these institutions in the production and use of climate information and services.
These institutions made the approach at the ongoing 17th Conference of the Parties to the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change (COP17) in Durban, South Africa.
Mr. Youba said the international institutions made the move after he spoke as a panelist at the side-event of COP17 on the need to create and maintain a durable relationship between climate information providers and users in Africa.
By Ekow Quandzie
I would like to know more about this initiative as it progresses further. Whom should I contact for more information. We, at ICF International, are very much interested in Climate Change and Adaptation Issues, and would like to be involved in this initiative as an interested party. Best.