Shoukry announces launch of Cairo Centre to accelerate climate adaptation in Africa

Ahram Online , Saturday 12 Nov 2022

Sameh Shoukry, president of COP27 and Egypt’s foreign minister, announced on Friday the launch of the Cairo Centre for Learning and Excellence on Adaptation and Resilience to accelerate climate adaptation across Africa.

Sameh Shoukry  AP
President of COP27 and Foreign Minister of Egypt Sameh Shoukry (Photo: AP)


Shoukry made the announcement in a speech during the ‘Advancing Adaptation Action in Africa’ event held at the 27th session of the United Nations Conference on Climate Change in Sharm El-Sheikh.

The new centre’s role will be skill building, exchanging expertise and conducting academic research in cooperation with governments and NGOs in Africa to deal with the problems of climate adaptation.

Shoukry said the Sharm El-Sheikh Adaptation Agenda program was launched a few days ago and it included 30 goals to implement by the year 2030.

He also asserted that Egypt, as the president of COP27 and as an African country, understands the adaptation challenge Africa faces.

“We are happy that we were able to cooperate with the United States throughout last year to prepare a support package to support Africa to implement the climate adaptation program.”

The US has announced that it has contributed $10 million to the Cairo Centre as part of an over $150 million package.

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