The WWF is run at a local level by the following offices...
- WWF Global
- Central African Republic
- Central America
- Democratic Republic of the Congo
- European Policy Office
WWF Africa Adaptation Strategy goal is an Africa where people and nature have enhanced capacity and resources to adapt to climate change and by 2025, WWF Africa and its partners are implementing climate smart conservation programmes and enabling climate resilient ecosystems and community livelihoods. Learn more.
The Africa Adaptation Initiative, has transitioned to become the WWF Africa Adaptation Hub and is part of WWF Africa Regional Initiatives and the Climate and Energy Practice area of competence on climate adaptation.
The WWF Africa Adaptation Hub aims to accelerate quality and impactful work in Africa, to build the resilience of people and nature to climate change. Download the AAH Fact Sheet.
The Africa Adaptation Hub will play a leading role in delivering Nature Based Solutions for the climate adaptation component in the climate solutions outcomes of the WWF Africa Conservation Framework. Read WWF Africa's Conservation Framework 2021-2025.
Adaptation To Climate Change Is More Urgent Than Ever
Acting as a knowledge and learning hub for WWF, CSOs and Africa stakeholders:Coaching, mentoring, training, guidance development, updating the latest development on adaptation, building evidence based information on climate adaptation, connecting existing learning hubs in Africa, setting up regional CCA database and monitoring, leading cross-learning and sharing across Africa on adaptation.
Strengthening Africa’s engagement in the climate policy arena & Africa climate ambition:By boosting the role of nature, through an Africa Adapts coalition made up of: Pan-African institutions, regional CSOs and marginalised groups including women and youth organisations.
Building strong regional partnerships and supporting resource mobilisation on adaptation:Facilitate the partnerships and resource mobilisation with regional and global players, as well as WWF networks. Unlocking adaptation finance and supporting proposal project development through improved and innovative funding models.
Promoting large scale implementation of transformational climate adaptation initiatives:By acting as an incubator and accelerator of innovative and transformative Nature Based Solutions for climate adaptation, and providing the enabling technical, policy, research and financial frameworks.
Knowledge and Learning
- Climate Change Vulnerability Assessments for Protected Areas
- WWF Adaptation online course.
- NbS for Adaptation Workshop, Malindi Kenya
- Partner and speaker in the Knowledge Sharing Forum organised by the International Training Centre of the International Labor Organisation (ILO) on “The role of youth in the blue economy in Small Island Development States in Africa”.
Credit: Faith Tanui, WWF-Kenya
Credit: Faith Tanui, WWF-Kenya
- WWF Africa position for COP 27 Expectations Paper.
- Africa Protected Area Congress 2022 (APAC), leading the Climate change cross cutting theme, Kigali Call To Action.
- Climate Week 2023, pushing the role of nature-based solutions and protected area for climate adaptation benefits in Africa.
- COP28, elevating the role of NbS for adaptation at several events and participating in the negotiation process on adaptation. (COP28 Policy Brief)
- UNEA NbS consultation, representing WWF Africa.
Partnerships, Resource Mobilisation and Implementation
- Supported the development of the Ecosystem based Adaptation Blue Action Fund proposal and funding secured.
- Provide regional technical support on adaptation and NbS to Climate Adaptation and Protected Areas (CAPA) Initiative in the (KAZA) Kavango-Zambezi Transfrontier Conservation Area and (GVL) Greater Virunga Landscapes – Global Affairs Canada and the International Institute of Sustainable Development (IISD) with WWF Africa as implementing partner.
- Provide regional technical support to the South West Indian Ocean (SWIO) Norad Mangrove funded projects - Mangroves Management for Climate Risk Resilience and Improved Livelihoods.
- With the Climate and Energy Practice, support the implementation of the WWF-IFRC (International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies) partnership in Africa.