African LEDS Platform
A LEDS GP Regional Network
The African LEDS Platform brings together government leaders of climate resilient, low emission development and green growth programs with technical institutions across African countries and international organizations. Through peer exchange, in-depth training, delivery of technical assistance, and cooperation on tools and approaches, the Platform provides practical planning and implementation support to African countries on low emission development strategies (LEDS) and green growth plans and programs.
The platform supports development of effective LEDS and green growth policies and measures at the sector and economy-wide level, analysis and communication of the benefits of low emission, climate resilient development to build broad public and government support, and assistance with the mainstreaming of these programs into current national and sub-national development programs. Technical support for Platform activities is provided through finance, analysis, planning, and sector-specific technical Working Groups and Affiliated Programs of the LEDS Global Partnership. The African LEDS Platform provides unique value in the Africa region, as it is the only regional collaborative network focused on leveraging and sharing expertise and learning to enhance cross-sectoral and integrated low emission climate resilient development.
The Platform is planning its first regional event for February 2014, in Kinshasa, Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC). During the event, the ACD-Soc will be identifying high-level objectives and priority activities, and establishing a work plan for the coming year. This will provide a valuable opportunity for participants to inform direction and activities of the platform and to further consider areas of engagement and support described in this paper.
- 4-6 Feburary 2014 — Convening the African LEDS Platform (Kinshasa, Democratic Republic of Congo)
- 19-20 October 2012 — ACDS Regional Platform Workshop (Addis Ababa, Ethiopia)