The African Climate Action Partnership (AfCAP), previously Africa LEDS Partnership (AfLP), brings together representatives from governments, civil society and the private sector working to advance low emission development strategies across the continent. Under the umbrella of the Global Climate Action Partnership (GCAP), previously LEDS Global Partnership (LEDS GP) and alongside the other regional platforms in Asia and Latin America & the Caribbean, the AfCAP works to address LEDS priorities and challenges specific to Africa through peer-to-peer learning and engagement.
With a broad membership from 23 countries across Africa, the AfLP works towards a prosperous, climate-resilient Africa, with inclusive green growth, for the welfare of current and future generations. It aims to promote low-carbon, climate-resilient development to support poverty alleviation, job creation and environmental management in Africa.
The objectives of the African Climate Action Partnership are threefold:
- Promote information exchange and coordination among LEDS programs and country institutions undertaking and supporting LEDS
- Cultivate and support LEDS champions across Africa
- Enhance the capacity for the design and implementation of LEDS in Africa
As a Secretariat, we provide a platform for individuals and organisations from public, private and non-governmental sectors to share experiences, knowledge, lessons learned and best practices, and to collaborate/coordinate on LEDS design and implementation. We also endeavour to coordinate cross-network and cross-initiative linkages that contribute to the achievement of the Partnership’s objectives.
The GCAP technical working groups actively support implementation of LEDS through six cross-cutting themes: AFOLU, Benefits, Energy, Finance, Subnational Integration and Transport. As a member of the AfCAP you can both contribute to and benefit from the work of these six groups and their affiliated programmes.
Download our latest African Climate Action Partnership factsheet for more information about our activities.
The GCAP is free to join, and members automatically qualify for membership to the Global Climate Action Partnership. This membership includes access to remote expert support, regular training and events. Members also receive a monthly bulletin from the GCAP Secretariat with the latest news and opportunities related to LEDS activities across Africa.