Africa Climate Action Initiative

The Africa Climate Action Initiative (ACAI) works alongside African communities on the front lines of climate change to adapt, mitigate and build resilience. Our mission is to enhance the climate mitigation and adaptation response of African nations and their communities, while building solidarity between Canadian and African communities tackling climate change.

Africa is the continent the most vulnerable to climate change, despite accounting for under 4 percent of the world’s carbon dioxide emissions. Climate change acts as a threat multiplier to existing challenges, including food insecurity, water scarcity, waterborne diseases, governance challenges and conflicts across the continent.

Hundreds of millions of people are being impacted. 70 percent of the total African population depends on agriculture, with 95 percent of this food production relying on rainfall. Increasingly uncertain rainfall and extreme weather patterns are having severe ramifications for food security, poverty eradication, and the achievement and maintenance of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

We believe Africa has the resources it needs to confront these challenges and lead the way towards a healthy and regenerative future. ACAI works with partners to support the advancement of the initiatives underway across the continent. 

Partners and Collaborators

Neloshan International

Country of Operation: Kenya Sectors: Women's Empowerment, Agriculture

ChildFund Kenya

Country of Operation: Kenya Sectors: Child Development, Health, Food Security

Rainmaker Enterprise

Country of Operation: South Sudan Sectors: Water and Sanitation, Agriculture and Food Security

Pan African Centre for Climate (PACC) Policy

Countries of Operation: Ghana, Cameroon, Nigeria Sectors: Education and Advocacy

Social Action

Country of Operation: Nigeria Sectors: Climate Justice and Resource Democracy

Winpartners Gabon

Countries of Operation: Gabon, Congo Brazzaville Sectors: Agriculture, Renewable Energy

ONG Malachie

Country of Operation: Gabon Sectors: Poverty Alleviation, Gender Equality, Sustainable Development

Zanzibar-Canadian Diaspora Association (Zacadia)

Country of Operation: Tanzania (Zanzibar) Sectors: Social Welfare, Agriculture and Aquaculture

Afrah Orphanage

Country of Operation: Somalia Sectors: Education, Livelihood Support

CNOP Congo

Countries of Operation: Congo Brazzaville Sectors: Agriculture

Water Food Energy for All (WFE4A)

Countries of Operation: Multiple Sectors: Water, Agriculture, Energy

Enabling Partnerships for Sustainable Change.

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