Climate change presents one of the biggest threats to sustainable development worldwide. Its widespread and unprecedented impacts disproportionately burden the poorest and most vulnerable countries, especially in Sub-Saharan Africa. The most prominent global policy responses to climate change are currently covered by the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC), the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), and the Sendai Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction (DRR). Together, these frameworks provide the foundation for sustainable, low carbon, and climate-resilient development pathways, which have been least implemented in Africa. Pursuing climate action in Africa by strengthening capacity in Climate Leadership offers an integrated, coherent, and strongest approach to enable African countries to achieve their objectives efficiently.

The Climate Leadership Executive Program at Strathmore University Business School is designed to build the critical mass of climate leaders in Africa to effectively engage in national, regional, and international climate change actions and climate policy discourse accelerating the transformation of climate change policy to action.

Who Should Attend

The participants for this program are policy makers and influencers from:

Middle and senior National Government officers involved in making and of policies that have a direct linkage to climate .

County level government officers: Chief Officers in environment &natural resources, finance & economic planning, gender, children & social service, Investment, and industrialization.



Policy influencers from the NGO Sector


Regional policymakers: EAC, ECOWAS, AU and SADC.

Participant Takeaways

  1. To build and strengthen African climate leaders and to improve their knowledge and negotiation skills to enable them to engage effectively in international climate change policy discourse.
  2. Enhance understanding and application of the science of climate change, the differentiated risks it poses, and the solutions available to respond and build resilience in Africa.

iii.        Enhance the capacity of African leaders to use the IPCC Assessment Reports.

  1. Enhance technical capacity to analyse, and support integration of climate change science into national and subnational development and sectoral planning, budgeting, and decision-making processes
  2. Strengthen the capacities of African diplomats, government officials, policymakers, civil society, private sector, and other professionals to play a leadership role and to engage effectively in regional and international climate change policy negotiations and processes.

vi.        To enhance capacity to mainstream climate policy to action in government departments in African countries.

Programme Content

Areas of competencies Content
Climate change Science Climate Change Resilience in Africa

Climate Risk Impact & vulnerabilities in Africa

Understanding IPCC Assessment report

Climate change leadership & governance Climate change governance.

National climate change policy planning & implementation

Climate Leadership

Climate change diplomacy & negotiation

Climate change action Climate Change Financing

Gender, youth & climate change

Climate Action

Influencing the private sector to climate action

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Key Details

Dates: September 2024

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