Integrating climate resilience into development plans crucial for Africa’s development

Friday, November 1, 2019 - 08:35

Integrating climate resilience into development plans ensures returns on investment in today’s and tomorrow’s climate. This requires robust data, tools and capacity, yielding a resilience dividend to attract investment in closing Africa’s gaps in infrastructure, energy, agriculture and other important sectors, says Economic Commission for Africa’s Linus Mofor. Mr. Mofor, a senior Environmental Officer with the ECA’s African Climate Policy Centre (ACPC), said this at a recent workshop organized by the ECA, the Department for International Development (DFID) and the United Kingdom’s Met Office for the Southern African Development Community (SADC) to formulate actionable strategies for climate resilient reconstruction of infrastructure post the devastating tropical Cyclone Idai in Malawi, Mozambique and Zimbabwe.