On 1 September, CABRI in collaboration with the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), the African Union Commission (AUC) and the NDC Partnership hosted a session at Africa Climate Week 2022 in Gabon, on Africa’s Public Expenditure on Adaptation. The session provided important insights into the adaptation financing needs for Africa and current levels of public and private adaptation expenditure. It further explored the progress that has been achieved to integrate climate change into budgeting processes, and the opportunities for innovative climate finance.
CABRI also had an opportunity to share some of the lessons learnt from the Inception Phase of the Inclusive Budgeting and Financing for Climate Change in Africa (IBFCCA) programme on several international and regional platforms, including consultations led by the Egypt Ministry of Planning and Economic Development in preparation for COP27, which will be hosted on the continent for the first time since 2016. In addition, we shared the lessons from the programme at knowledge sharing dialogues in Asia-Pacific and Europe including a virtual exchange earlier this month, organised by the Food and Agricultural Organisation (FAO), the UNDP and the Paris Committee on Capacity-building (PCCB) Network, on ‘Mainstreaming gender equality in budgeting and planning processes for enhanced implementation of agriculture-sector priorities in Nationally Determined Contributions (NDCs) and National Adaptation Plans (NAPs)’. The webinar provided participants with a space to exchange their experiences, lessons learnt, challenges and solutions around gender mainstreaming in budgeting and planning processes of NDC/NAP implementation.
The IBFCCA programme has yielded impressive results one-year into its existence. Since it began in October 2020, the programme has engaged over 20 African governments on strengthening gender-responsive climate budgeting and CABRI will continue to contribute to the climate policy debate and work to strengthen gender-responsive climate budgeting in Africa.
The Policy Brief summarises some of the key learnings from the programme.