Invitation to GCA Africa Adaptation Acceleration Day

October 26, 10:33 am


The Global Center on Adaptation, in partnership with the African Development Bank, the African Union and the Africa Adaptation Initiative, will share the key findings of the “State and Trends in Adaptation in Africa Report 2021 – How Adaptation Can Make Africa Safer, Greener and More Prosperous in a Warming World” (STA21) during a virtual event at the University of Nairobi hosted by the Government of Kenya under the leadership of Uhuru Kenyatta, President of Kenya.


The Global Center on Adaptation STA 2021 report outlines the economic benefits of climate adaptation on the continent. In addition, it presents the most comprehensive overview of the present and projected climate risks together with a blueprint for adaptation actions for the African continent in the face of climate change.


During his inaugural annual lecture, Professor Patrick Verkooijen, CEO of the Global Center on Adaptation, will share the adaptation imperative for Africa ahead of COP26 and the critical importance of accelerating the pace of resilience-building in Africa through the Africa Adaptation Acceleration Program (AAAP).


His remarks will be followed by responses from global leaders including:


Dr. Akinwumi Adesina, President of the African Development Bank Group

Kristalina Georgieva, Managing Director, Managing Director, International Monetary Fund

Ban Ki-moon, 8th Secretary General of the United Nations, Chair of the Global Center on Adaptation

Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, Director-General, World Trade Organization

Patricia Espinosa, Executive Secretary, UN Climate Change


Follow the live proceedings