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New projects to drive locally led adaptation in Africa

The Step Change initiative has approved seven new projects aimed at accelerating action and generating momentum for locally led climate adaptation in Africa.
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Safari Consoler 

As the impacts of climate change increase around the world, an all-of-society response is needed to accelerate climate action. More organizations and individuals are needed to help close knowledge-to-action gaps and drive locally led adaptation, particularly in the Global South.  

“These newly approved projects will cultivate capacity and talent to drive local adaptation efforts in Africa,” said Marie-Eve Landry, the IDRC program officer responsible for the projects.  

They will be led by Africa-based partner organizations and will complement previous Step Change investments, including through a climate action initiative led by the Climate and Development Knowledge Network, which was launched in 2022.  

With these new projects, which together represent an investment of CAD5.3 million, Step Change is now supporting efforts to drive equitable, evidence-based adaptation in 16 countries in the Global South. 

Step Change, a five-year partnership between the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Netherlands and IDRC, seeks to accelerate equitable and locally led adaptation in the Global South.    

Learn more about the newly approved Step Change projects: