Leveraging multi-stakeholder partnerships to combat climate change in Africa
Author(s): Benjamin Anabaraonye, Charles C Anukwonke, Samuel IC Dibia, Uloma Onwuzurike, Nzemeka C Olisah and Jecinta C Ezeukwu
Abstract: The challenge of addressing climate change in Africa cannot be overestimated. It will require a substantial transformation of the present economic development model and multi-stakeholder partnerships to mitigate and adapt effectively to its impacts in Africa. Researchers increasingly suggest that climate change has intensified the frequency of droughts, floods, and other environmental disasters across sub-Saharan Africa. In response to the resulting array of climate induced challenges, various stakeholders are working collectively to build climate resilience in rural and urban communities and trans-continentally. This paper examines key climate resilience-building projects that have been implemented across sub-Saharan Africa through multi-stakeholder partnerships. It uses a vulnerabilities assessment approach to examine the strategic value of these projects in managing the mitigation of climate shocks and long-term environmental changes. There are still many challenges to building climate resilience in the region, but through multi-stakeholder partnerships, sub-Saharan African nations are expanding their capacity to pool resources and build collective action aimed at financing and scaling up innovative climate solutions. This paper concludes that multi-stakeholder partnerships are increasingly being utilized for pooling the economic and technical resources needed to finance and scale up innovative climate resilience projects in developing countries in Africa.
Benjamin Anabaraonye, Charles C Anukwonke, Samuel IC Dibia, Uloma Onwuzurike, Nzemeka C Olisah, Jecinta C Ezeukwu. Leveraging multi-stakeholder partnerships to combat climate change in Africa. Int J Res Civ Eng Technol 2022;3(2):21-27.