States strengthen the involvement of local governments and municipalities in their climate action
Facing the current climate issues and the health crisis, local governments become the first partners of the State in the implementation of their sustainable development policy and their transition to low-carbon economies. West African local governments met from 9 to 11 June 2021 at the Lomé Regional Forum on Resilience and Climate Ambition to examine the conditions of access to climate finance.Read more
Conversations with CoM SSA: African cities take control of waste management
Join CoM SSA for a city knowledge exchange on waste management on 29 July at 14h00 CAT. Participants will be able to learn, discuss and share experiences of waste management challenges and innovations in Africa. The session will be available in French and English.
We are looking for professional photographers and/or videographers in four of our cities
Terms of Reference for a professional photographer/videographer to take high-quality photo and video footage for four CoM SSA signatory local governments. Bids due: 23 July 2021.
Conversations with CoM SSA | Gender sensitive public lighting: Why and how?
The webinar was a first attempt to discuss the importance of mainstreaming social and gender issues within the development of Street Lighting projects. CoM SSA partner, AFD took this opportunity to launch a Gender Sensitive Public Lighting User Guide developed to help municipalities to develop SL projects that integrate gender at different stage of project development.
Applications open: French and/or Portuguese translation
The Covenant of Mayors in Sub-Saharan Africa seeks to appoint a professional service provider/ s to translate climate and sustainable energy access related communications from: English (United Kingdom) to Portuguese (Portugal) and Portuguese (Portugal) to English (United Kingdom) and/or English (United Kingdom) to French (France) and French (France) to English (United Kingdom)
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.
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.