Dakar and Pikine, from planning to action
Dakar and Pikine are moving forward in the fight against climate change, having completed their respective climate plans. These cities have identified actions, designed to provide climate and energy-related solutions, and ultimately solve the problems of the territory and its population.Read more
Pikine: From planning to action
Being severely affected by the effects of climate change, the city of Pikine, with the support of CoM SSA, has identified the vulnerabilities of its territory and elaborated an action plan against climate change.
Conversations with CoM SSA webinar on Gender-sensitive public-lighting: How and why?
Join CoM SSA for a deep-dive on “Gender mainstreaming in the development of public lighting projects in sub-Saharan African cities” webinar on 24 June at 13h00 CAT (13h00 CET) for English speakers, and on 24 June at 15h00 CAT (15h00 CET) for French speakers.
Launch of the support to CoM SSA signatory cities in Togo on the sidelines of upcoming Regional Forum
CoM SSA implementing partner Expertise France is pleased to invite you to a workshop to launch the national support process for CoM SSA signatory cities in Togo. This launch will take place alongside the Regional Forum on Resilience and climate ambition of West-African local governments, organised by CoM SSA. In hybrid form, the forum will be held in Lomé (Togo) from 10 to 11 June 2021 and online. The forum is titled, "Strengthening the resilience and increasing the climate ambition of local authorities in Africa”.
CoM SSA Day at Climate Chance Summit Dakar 2021
On September 15th, the CoM SSA Day-event will take place in Dakar and will be streamed online in French, English, and Portuguese. The most pressing issues for climate change at the local level in the Sub-Saharan Africa region will be highlighted during the day.
Women political leaders and finance experts share strategies for financing gender responsive climate action
In order to prioritise gender relevant climate actions, gender needs to be entrenched from early on in the planning process. Understanding the context and unique challenges women face is critical to plan for, develop and implement gender sensitive climate actions.
A game-changer tool to fast-track climate action in African cities
The Proxy Data Tool allows local governments to develop a Greenhouse Gas inventory in just a few hours and without the extensive data collection exercise, capacity and resources usually required. It will help bridge the data gap evident across Sub-Saharan Africa.
New climate change act set to accelerate local climate action and unlock finance in Nakuru County, Kenya
The signing of the Nakuru County Climate Change Act, 2020 establishes the County Climate Change Fund, a pioneering financial mechanism that makes addressing climate change a legal requirement.
Abuja in Nigeria kick starts planning for enhanced climate resilience and improved access to energy
Having just recently become a CoM SSA signatory, the Abuja Municipal Area Council (AMAC) in Nigeria has already started putting together a strategy to create a robust action plan that will address climate change mitigation and adaptation as well as sustainable energy access.
Public lighting in Cameroon: Finding a balance between economy and ecology
A training dedicated to strengthening the capacities of local actors in Yaoundé with a particular focus on renewable energies was organised by CoM SSA. Affordable solar solutions, stages of implementing public lighting systems, profitability, challenges, and monitoring mechanisms were discussed in an impactful three-day session.
Register now to join CoM SSA at RISE Africa 2021
The Covenant of Mayors in Sub-Saharan Africa is excited to invite you to the RISE Africa Action Festival 2021.
Applications open: Stakeholder engagement and capacity building workshop facilitation in Abuja, Nigeria.
Under the Covenant of Mayors for Sub-Saharan Africa (CoM SSA) initiative, GIZ and ICLEI Africa are seeking a consultant to facilitate a stakeholder engagement and capacity building workshop in the Abuja Municipal Area Council, Abuja, Nigeria.
Applications open: Convene SEACAP Validation Workshops in Nakuru County, Kenya
ICLEI Africa is working with GIZ to support Nakuru County, Kenya, under the Covenant of Mayors in Sub Saharan Africa (CoM SSA) initiative to develop their Sustainable Energy Access and Climate Action Plan (SEACAP).