CoM SSA, "triggering a real fight against climate change" in Bamako
On 2 July 2021, the District of Bamako officially launched the development of its Sustainable Energy Access and Climate Action Plan in the presence of the Malian Minister of Territorial Administration and Decentralisation who is the national focal point for climate change at the Ministry of the Environment, Sanitation and Sustainable Development. This follows the completion of territorial baseline studies, which are the basis for defining the city's strategic energy and climate priorities.Read more
APPLICATIONS OPEN: Climate finance expert(s)
The Covenant of Mayors in Sub-Saharan Africa seeks to appoint a climate finance expert/team of experts to support us in providing early stage project identification and development support for urban climate change and energy access projects across Sub-Saharan Africa.
APPLICATIONS OPEN: Climate change mitigation and energy access service provider
ICLEI Africa seeks to appoint a climate change mitigation and energy access service provider to support the work of the Covenant of Mayors in Sub Saharan Africa (CoM SSA) Secretariat and Technical Helpdesk.
Announcement: Request for proposals
In the framework of the Covenant of Mayors in Sub-Saharan Africa, AFD is opening a call for proposals to recruit a service provider, bilingual English and French, to carry out a Training and coaching for access to climate finance of cities supported by Expertise France.
SEACAP development process can enhance climate change awareness amongst communities and drive local action
CoM SSA signatories exchanged on how they are using the development process of their Sustainable Energy Access and Climate Action Plans (SEACAPs) to not only address issues of climate change and lack of access to sustainable energy, but also to inform the public about them.
Setting ambitious targets for a climate resilient future in Nakuru county, Kenya
“So far, most climate change initiatives have been top-down. However, this county is looking at a bottom-up approach; the pyramid is inverted to put the people who are suffering from the effects of climate change at the center.” - Mr. Kiogora Murithi of the County Government of Nakuru
Abuja is prioritising low emission and climate resilient development to transition to a more sustainable city
The Abuja Municipal Area Council (AMAC) is in the process of identifying the sectors and communities which are most impacted by, or are the biggest contributors to, climate change impacts in the city.
Garoua in Cameroon is making significant headway with its climate action journey with CoM SSA
Faced with the adverse impacts of climate change, including increasing temperatures and irregular rainfall, the City of Garoua in Cameroon is committed to taking climate action, with support from the Covenant of Mayors in Sub-Saharan Africa (CoM SSA). The city is in the process of completing its Sustainable Energy Access and Climate Action Plan (SEACAP), having finalised its baseline reports.
Putting African voices at the center of COP26
The world is waiting with bated breath to hear from world leaders on their climate action progress since the Paris Agreement, but where does Africa fit in?
CoM SSA Technical Helpdesk launches tailored deep dive technical support services to selected signatories
CoM SSA signatories are now able to access additional services to move forward in their climate action journey.
Kisumu County officials trained in sustainable energy management strategies
From 26th to 31st July 2021, Kisumu County officials from the Department of Energy & Industrialisation attended a certified Energy Manager training, supported by Expertise France through the European Union funded the Covenant of Mayors in Sub-Saharan Africa (CoM SSA) initiative.
Register now for CoM SSA Day at Climate Chance Summit 2021
The Covenant of Mayors in Sub-Saharan Africa would like to invite you to join this year’s CoM SSA Day at Climate Chance on 15 September. The virtual event will be streamed in English, French and Portuguese. The event will include a high-level institutional opening followed by two deep technical sessions that will focus on, first, the climate action journeys of some of our signatories and, second, on adaptation and nature-based solutions.
Kisumu County is moving forward in its climate action journey
The County Government of Kisumu in Kenya is prioritising climate action and has completed its Baseline Emissions Inventory and Access to Energy Assessment. Stakeholders in the territory provided primary data for these studies which will support Kisumu in planning climate actions to reach desired objectives in reducing emissions and increasing access to energy.