The Covenant Step by Step

STEP-BY-STEP towards achieving your local climate and energy goals !

The ‘Covenant Step by Step’ section provides you with practical information about the process that Covenant signatories are expected to go through in order to fulfil their commitments.

The menu on your left-hand side will help you navigate through the different actions to undertake at each stage of the initiative.

Click below to download the different versions of the CoM SSA guidebook:

Guidebook Short Starting Guide

Guidebook Summary

Guidebook Extended Version 

 


STEP 1: Joining

  1. Local authorities that want to participate in Covenant of Mayors in Sub-Saharan Africa should present the Political Commitment Document (PCD) for consideration to their decision-making body, e.g. the Municipal Council, to ensure formal support.
  2. Once an official Council decision has been made, it should be sent by post or by e-mail to the CoMO SSA Helpdesk, together with a completed registration form:
    Central Helpdesk1st Floor NALAG HOUSE,
    Okponglo – South Legon, Behind Gulf House.
    P.M.B. CT 510 Cantonment, Accra Ghana.
    Tel : +233 (0) 540125686
    E-mail : helpdesk@comssa.org
  3. Local authorities will then receive a confirmation email from the Office of the CoM SSA confirming their participation, with more guidance on the next steps for SEACAP preparation, submission and monitoring.

STEP 2: SEACAP Development

All the signatories to the Covenant of Mayors in Sub-Saharan Africa are expected to translate their Political Commitment into action by developing and implementing a Sustainable Energy Access and Climate Action Plan (SEACAP) that addresses the three CoM SSA pillars.

The planning steps for CoM SSA to prepare and implement a SEACAP are described here below and in figure 1.

 

Baseline review

In order to set targets a starting point is required. This is done by conducting a baseline review of the current status in the city concerning the mitigation, adaptation and access to energy. The baseline review will therefore represent a starting point for measuring progress over time. Also, and very importantly, the Baseline review will provide policy and decision-makers with an overview that will enable them to identify the most cost-efficient actions that will be included in their action plan.

Strategic target setting and planning

Based on findings of the baseline review, Cities will have to set targets for their actions according to their priorities, capacity and municipal strategies.

Action plan: the SEACAP Development

The Sustainable Energy Access and Climate Action Plan (SEACAP) is the core document of your city’s future sustainable development from a climate and energy perspective. It is both a strategic and an operational document that shapes the way the signing City will act on for the sustainable development of its territory and fight climate change. The SEACAP is a template provided by CoM SSA that includes quantitative and qualitative engagements that will guide the planning, implementation and reporting of city’s energy and climate actions.

STEP 3: Implementation, monitoring and reporting

After submitting the SEACAP and beginning their implementation, cities will monitor their progresses in order to check the compliance of the interim results with the foreseen objectives.

Progress Report: A progress report is required to provide updates and an overview of the ongoing process.  The frequency of the submission will be decided upon consultation with signatory cities.

Covenant pilot cities map

Signatory cities and municipalities

Countries Name of cities / municipalities
Benin

Bantè

Comè

Communauté des Communes de Zou (CCZ)

Copargo

Cotonou

Dassa-Zoumè

Glazoué

Ouessè

Savalou

Savè

Burkina Faso

Association des Municipalités du Burkina Faso / Section du Centre-Est

Bakata

Dédougou

Guiaro

Laye

Meguet

Banfora

Ouo

Burundi

Buyengero

Bujumbura

Gitega

Mabayi

Cameroon

Andeke Council

Angossas

Bafut

Bamenda I

Bamenda II

Bamenda City Council

Bangangté

Belel

Douala 3

Ebebda

Esse

Foumban

Gobo

Isangele

Kumba

Limbe 3

Madingring

Martap

Makary

Mbe

Mbengwi

Mengang

Mindif

Tibati

Wina

Wum

Yagoua

Yaoundé 3

Yaoundé 4

Yaoundé 5

Yaoundé 6

Akom II

Menoua

Garoua 2e

Meri

Commune Urbaine de Douala

Logone-Bimi

Kar Hay

Datcheka

Fokoue

Cape Verde

Praia

Ribeira Grande

Central African Republic

Bangui

M'baiki

Comoros

Moroni

Mutsamudu

Cote d'Ivoire

Abidjan

Aboisso

Bouaké

Grand-Bassam

Odienné

Tiassalé

Cocody

Democratic Republic of Congo

Kinshasa

Lubumbashi

Bukavu

Ethiopia

Addis Ababa

Arba Minch

Dire Dawa

Gabon

Libreville

Gambia

Banjul

Basse

Brikama

Janjangbureh

Kerewan

Kanifing

Kuntaur

Mansakonko

Ghana

Accra

Agona East

Akatsi North

Awutu Senya East

Sekondi-Takoradi Metropolitan

Sagnarigu Municipal Assembly

Guinea

Télimélé

Guniea - Bissau

Bissau

Kenya

Kisumu

Nairobi

Liberia

Monrovia

Paynesville

Madagascar

Ankily

Ranohira

Ihosy

Morondava

Malawi

Blantyre

Mali

N'Gara

Mopti

Pelengana

Tenenkou

Bamako III

Mauritania

Association Mauritanienne des Communes du Sud (AMCS)

Communauté Urbaine de Nouakchott (CUN)

Mauritus

Curepipe

Vacoas

Mozambique

Boane

Chibuto

Cuamba

Gurue

Inhambane

Mandlakazi

Massinga

Milange

Moatize

Monapo

Mueda

Nacala

Quelimane

Xai-Xai

Namibia

Ondangwa

Walvis Bay

Windhoek

Nigeria

Isoko South

Lagos

Senegal

Bambey

Dakar

Dioudoubou

Labgar

Latmingue

Nioro du RIP

Pikine

Pikine Nord

Ziguinchor

Ndiob

Sierra Leone

Koidu New Sembehun

Somalia

Baidoa

South Africa

Cape Town

Eden District

Ekurhuleni

eThekweni

Johannesburg

Kheis

KwaDukuza

Mangaung

Msunduzi

Nelson Mandela Bay

Steve Tshwete

Tshwane

uMhlathuze

Swaziland

Matsapha

Tanzania

Dar es Salaam

Makambako

Morogoro District Council

Tchad

Abéché

Bitkine

Faya

Iriba

Koumra

Léré

Massenya

Togo

Aného

Kpalimé

Notsè

Sokodé

Tabligbo

Tsévié

Uganda

Entebbe

Kampala

Kasese

Kira Municiplan Council

Makindye

Nansana Municipal Council

Zambia

Kitwe

Lusaka

Mazabuka

Zimbabwe

Bulawayo

Harare

All pilot signatory cities and municipalities are marked in green.