Africa’s Moment is Upon Us

By Climate Champions | September 1, 2023

Africa Climate Week is the first of four Regional Climate Weeks coordinated by the UN Climate Change. It is taking place from 4-8 September 2023 in Nairobi, Africa, hosted by the Government of Kenya. The climate weeks, which will also take place in the Middle East and North Africa, Latin America and the Caribbean, and Asia-Pacific, provide vital opportunities to rally policymakers, cities, subnational regions, business, investors, practitioners, and civil society to address barriers and unlock climate solutions in regions. The climate weeks will also contribute to the Global Stocktake process, concluding at COP 28, by bringing focus to specific, region-relevant, forward-looking actions to accelerate progress towards a resilient 1.5 C trajectory.

Both UN Climate Change High-Level Champions will be attending in Nairobi, as a culmination of their engagement to galvanise stakeholders, from all levels of governments to civil society groups to investors, over preceding months in support of climate action and nature restoration opportunities in Africa. An overview of the High-Level Champions’ engagement at the Africa Climate Summit and Africa Climate Week is available here.

Africa Climate Week 2023

Waste to Fertiliser: Increasing Yield Changing Lives with Safi Organics

Safi Organics is an organic fertilizer venture from Kenya. They use technology to decentralize fertilizer production by using locally available resources, making it feasible to implement fertilizer production plants in local villages. The Climate Champions are joined by Joyce Kamande, who explains how they are serving 10,000 smallholder farmers. Watch the video. Find out more […]

Africa Climate Week 2023

Biking by Battery in East Africa with Ampersand

Ampersand is an e-mobility venture operating in Rwanda and Kenya, providing 2-wheeled electric vehicles and EV charging infrastructure. Joining the Climate Champions, Brady Grimes explains how Ampersand is revolutionizing the motorcycle taxi market in East Africa. Watch the video. Find out more about our participation in Africa Climate Week 2023.