Climate Chance Summit Africa 2019

Closing Plenary


At the end of the summit, this plenary will showcase the results of the activities and consider the next steps in the mobilization of African subnational and non-state actors in the fight against climate change, in the framework proposed by Climate Chance and their partners (CoMSSA / UCLG-Africa and their Climate Task Force for Africa). The leading theme of this plenary will be the mobilization of the African non-state actors, in all their diversity, against climate change.  

The discussions by the diverse working coalitions will be premised on the question “How do we get there.” It will demonstrate how the different African coalitions want to concretely contribute and reinforce the mobilization of the local governments and non-state actors in the fight against climate change in Africa.

Furthermore, the question about access to finance will remain central to non-state actors and local governments. In fact, their mobilization will only take place if the public and private donors would pursue and intensify their efforts to finance the climate action of the subnational and non-state actors, in their diversity, in order to bring solutions to the climate change challenges in Africa. This plenary will also be the occasion to share with the participants the newest and most recent finances for climate action in Africa and linking it to the work of Climate Chance’s coalitions and partners  

First part from 15:00 to 16:00

9 interventions of the different coalitions representatives that are supported by Climate Chance in a pitch format which will be prepared with the Climate Chance Team in order to proceed to a more dynamic restitution of the thematic coalitions work.  

  • Presentation of their progress.
  • New Initiatives.
  • Next steps of each coalition.

Second part from 16:00 to 17:00

General overview of the summit, insisting on the challenges of accessing to finance. This overview will count on the intervention of high-level people from the largest international and African donors (World Bank, European Union, African Development Bank, etc.) and the 9 major groups recognized by the UNFCCC: Local Governments, Businesses, Environmental NGOs, Scientist, Indigenous, Women, Youth, Agriculture, Trade Unions.

Speakers during the panel

  • Diana Acconcia, Ambassador of the Delegation of the European Union to Ghana, representing Director General Climate Action
  • Anthony Nyong, Director for Climate Change and Green Growth, African Development Bank/ AFAC (African Financial Alliance on Climate Change).
  • Diana Acconcia, Ambassador of the Delegation of the European Union to Ghana, representing DG Climate Action.
  • Anthony Nyong, Director for Climate Change and Green Growth, African Development Bank / AFAC (African Financial Alliance on Climate Change).
  • Fatoumata Sissoko-Sy, PROPARCO Regional Director « Choose Africa Initiative »
  • Dr. Eric Oduro Osae, Special Advisor to the Minister, MLGRD, Lawyer and expert in Local Government financing
  • Manuel de Araújo, Mayor of Quelimane, Moçambique
  • A Mayor member of CoMSSA tbd
  • Dr. Dadson Awunyo-Vitor, Former Director, Institute of Local Government Studies
  • Dr. Kwadwo Owuso, Director Climate and Sustainable Development, Ghana
  • Titilope Ngozi Akosa, Executive Director of Centre for 21st Century Issues, Nigeria
  • Representative of Vallorem


  • Luc Gnacadja, member of Climate Chance Association, former Minister of the Environment, Housing and Urban Planning in Benin, former Executive Secretary of the UNCCD
  • Kobie Brand, Director of ICLEI Africa.
  • Antwi Bosiako Amoah (Ph.D), EPA, Ghana

Third part from 5pm to 6pm


Presentation and approval of the Accra Declaration

  • Bismark Baisie Nkum, President of NALAG
  • Ronan Dantec, President of the Climate Chance Association

Next steps

  • Hon. Annoh-Dompreh, Chairman, Parliamentary Committee on Foreign Affairs of the Seventh Parliament of Ghana: the context of the climate negotiations.
  • Kyekyeku Yaw Oppong-Boadi, Director and National Focal Point of the UNFCCC in Ghana : COP25 in Chile.
  • Pierre Andriamampianina, Secrétaire Général adjoint du Sommet Afrique-France 2020.
  • Representative of the Climate Chance Summit – Africa 2020 host city

Final thanks

  • Bernard Soulage, Secretary General of Climate Chance Association
  • Kokro Amankwah, Secretary General of NALAG
  • Charles Dondieu, Chief Director, Ministry of Local Government and Rural Development