30 November 2023

12 December 2023


Side Events’ Concept_note


ACMAD was established following the resolution 540 in 1985 of the conference of Ministers of Economy, finance and development planning of UNECA following the severe droughts of the 1970s and 80s in Africa characterized by nearly a halt of Niger river flow in parts of the basin.

The center is more than ever determined to leverage on the strengths of partnership to serve member states supporting resilience to disasters and adaptation to climate change across Africa helping to realize the AU agenda 2063 “The Africa Event”.

Therefore, the center is at the heat of efforts to build resilience to extremes weather/climate and reduce impacts of climate change on Africa’s development initiatives as enshrined into the Paris Agreement.

ACMAD participates at COP 28 as Intergovernmental Organization and supports African Negotiator by providing Climate Information and trend over the African continent.

AT COP 28, ACMAD will organize four side events to emphasis the impact of Climate Change at Continental level. 


About COP 28

The 2023 Dubai Climate Change Conference, or COP 28, is an international conference of the United Nations taking place from November 30 to December 12, 2023 in Dubai, United Arab Emirates. It will be the 28th Conference of the Parties and will bring together representatives of the signatory countries of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC).


  • The first objective is to ensure a fairer distribution of funds dedicated to the fight against climate change. This issue has been the subject of heated debate at previous conferences, with many developing countries pointing out that they are often the most affected by global warming while having fewer resources to deal with it. Discussions will focus on developing innovative and equitable mechanisms to redistribute these financial resources with a focus on transparency and accountability.
  • The main objectives will be the creation of a global carbon tax system, ending dependence on coal, phasing out fossil fuels and ending investments in the gray or brown economy

Expected outcomes:

Little is known about the final shape of the Global Stocktake results as they will be presented at COP28. Decisions voted by the Parties at COP28 will be adopted, and a political declaration may also emerge from this process. The Katowice decisions specify that Parties will be invited “to submit their Nationally Determined Contributions, according to the results of the global stocktake, at a special event to be organized under the auspices of the Secretary-General of the United Nations”.

In the meantime, a Climate Ambition Summit will take place in September 2023, organized at the initiative of Antonio Guterres, Secretary-General of the United Nations, to push for more tangible and credible action from the largest emitting countries.

Provisional Agenda

December 06, 2023
Time Title of event Location Lead organizers Speakers
All day Exhibitions ICPAD/ACMAD
09:00 – 11:00 AM Building domestic capacity for Knowledge-Driven Decision-Making and an effective resilient society: Seychelles Pavilion Seychelles/IOC/AUC _ClimSA/OACPS/RCCS
  • Seychelles Academic representative
  • Dr. Nsadisa Faka, OACPS/ClimSA
  • Dr Ulrich Diasso, AUC/ClimSA
  • Dr André Kamga, ACMAD
02:30 -04:00 pm Advanced Climate Services for Knowledge-Driven Decision-Making and Building Resilience in the African Regions includingRenewable Energy sector African Pavillon AUC _ClimSA/OACPS/RCCS
  • ICPAC ClimSA Coordinator or Climate Modeling Expert; Food Security Expert
  • ACMAD, ClimSA coordinator or Director General
  • AGRHYMET, ClimSA coordinator
  • SADC-CSC, Surekha Ramessur
  • CAPC-AC,Moudi Pascal
18:15 – 19:15 PM Early warning for All in Africa: Implementation of the African MultiHazards Early warning and Early Action System IPCC_Pavilion_COP 28

Speaker 1:
WMO on EW4ALL implementation plan for the Africa region

Speaker 2:

ACMAD on the role of the Continental Multi-Hazard Advisory Centre
Speaker 3:
AUC and UNDRR on legal and instituonal aspects

technical and operational aspects-demonstration of impact based early warning with situation reports and continental watch
Speaker 5: Lucy Mtilatila ( PR Malawi)
    • ICPAC ClimSA Coordinator or Climate Modeling Expert; Food Security Expert
    • ACMAD, ClimSA coordinator or Director General
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December 07, 2023
Time Title of event Location Lead organizers Speakers
All day Exhibitions ACMAD and partners
December 08, 2023
Time Title of event Location Lead organizers Speakers
03:00-04:00 PM Climate Services for Sustainable Development in Africa Solar+ Pavilion

Speaker 1:
State of Climate of Africa 2022, trends and impacts

Speaker 2:ACMAD

The role of the Continental Multi-Hazard Advisory center
Speaker 3:VITO
Climate services for agriculture resilience in Africa
Speaker 4:ACMAD
Climate Smart Cities in Africa: Building resilience to climate change in current and future mega cities
Speaker 5: NORCAP

Climate Service for Health in Africa
04:00-04:50 PM South-south cooperation within and between OACPS SIDS Moana blue Pacifique Intra-ACP ClimSA Event(OACPS)
  • AUC/ClimSA
  • RCCS
04:00-05:00 PM Removing barriers to climate services financing in Africa Francophonie NORCAP
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December 09, 2023
Time Title of event Location Lead organizers Speakers
10:00AM-12:00PM Unlocking Climate Finance for Sustainable Agribusiness to Support the Global Food System OA10-G2.
12:30 PM Interviews OA10-G2.
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December 10, 2023
Time Title of event Location Lead organizers Speakers
9:30-11:00 AM Fostering Regional User Interfaces for Informed Climate Decision-Making African Pavillon

  • IOC
TBD High level statement
TBD High level statement

Event gallery

DG Interview with Climate change TV