Launching of the Inclusive Budgeting and Financing for Climate Change in Africa (IBFCCA) Programme: A Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency (Sida)-funded initiative
The Collaborative Africa Budget Reform Initiative (CABRI) in collaboration with the International Institute for Environment and Development (IIED), the International Budget Partnership (IBP) and the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), is pleased to announce the launching of the Inclusive Budgeting and Financing for Climate Change in Africa (IBFCCA) programme. This is a 5-year programme with an initial 12-month inception phase followed by a four-year implementation phase.
The inception phase has an allocation of USD 1.2 million, funded by the Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency (sida).
The IBFCCA programme recognises that adaptation to climate change (CC) is a pressing issue for Africa’s most vulnerable population. It also recognizes that to date, CC has been addressed largely as an “environment” issue in Africa and led by ministries of environment, which are generally not well placed to manage an effective response to an issue that affects—and requires actions by—a broad range of sectors. In addition, with growing macro-economic impacts and links to expenditure and revenue policy, there is a strong case for ministries of finance (MoFs) to become involved in CC policy and to mobilise the wider national and local budgetary processes involving government, legislatures, development partners and civil society. As a gender-related intervention, the IBFCCA programme also aims to draw attention to the impact of CC on women.
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