Africa Climate Action Initiative Online Launch

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African communities will be hit hardest by the climate crisis even while contributing the least to global carbon emissions. Indeed, the continent has contributed only 2-3% of GHG emissions, yet communities across the continent are already being hard hit by droughts and flooding – and accompanying challenges including huge locust infestations, food insecurity, health challenges, conflicts and forced displacement.

But many groups in Africa are working hard to adapt and build resilience. We are launching the Africa Climate Action Initiative (ACAI) as an initiative of the Canada Africa Partnership Network to support these much needed efforts! Join us for the launch on May 7th to learn more.

Let’s stand in global solidarity with those on the front lines of climate change. Together, we are imagining a healthy and regenerative Africa and future!

The event will take place by LIVESTREAM on May 7, 2020 at 6pm EDT via

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Claire Holloway Wadhwani – Executive Director, Canada Africa Partnership (CAP) Network – Welcome on Behalf of the CAP Network

Lyn Adamson – Founder & Lead, ClimateFast – The Global Climate Emergency

Sarah Kamau – Lead Coordinator, Africa Climate Action Initiative – Climate Change and Forced Displacement in East Africa

Dr. Isaac ‘Asume’ Osuoka – Director, Social Action International – Climate Change & Conflict in the Lake Chad Region of West Africa

Oyeyinka Oyelowo & Vanessa Lanteigne – Canadian Voice of Women for Peace – Climate Change & Girls Education & Women Empowerment

Emmanuel Jal – International Recording Artist, Entrepreneur & Former Child Soldier – Sharing Music & Storytelling

Surveyor Efik – former Coordinator, Climate Change Network Nigeria – Reality of Climate Change in Nigeria & West Africa

Katie Fettes – Director of Communications, The Rainmaker Enterprise – Sustainable Solutions in Hard-to-Reach Places, Solar-Powered Irrigation in South Sudan

Kwame Anane Frempong – Founder & Lead, Pan African Centre for Climate Policy – Policy & Education for Climate Action

Paul Stevers – Founder & CEO, Think Renewables Group – Increasing Food Security & Education through Climate Action, Strategic Climate Financing

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