Inception Review of Danish Support to Africa Adaptation Acceleration Program (AAAP) 

In order to scale up adaptation to climate change in Africa, Denmark has provided support for the implementation of the Africa Adaption Acceleration Program (AAAP), developed and co-lead by the African Development Bank (AfDB) and the Global Center on Adaptation (GCA). More specifically, the projects focus on the AAAP pillar “African Infrastructure Resilience Accelerator” (AIRA), which aims to rapidly scale up investments in climate-resilient infrastructure in Africa’s cities. 

Danish support to AAAP consists of two projects: a) Enhancing Climate Resilience in African Cities through Accelerating Adaptation Infrastructure by the Urban and Municipal Development Fund in the African Development Bank; and b) Scaling up the integration of adaption in investments in climate resilient infrastructure in Africa’s cities, support to Africa Adaptation Acceleration Programme through the Global Center on Adaptation. The two projects were prepared jointly and specifically designed to strengthen climate change adaptation, one of the four principal objectives included in the climate pillar of The World We Share

The objective of this assignment is to follow up on recommendations from the appraisal and to provide recommendations and assist the Danish Ministry of Foreign Affairs and the Department for Green Diplomacy and Climate (GDK) in assessing the progress of specific institutional processes.