The Baobab Coalition Journal
Africa Adaptation Programme
In 2008, the Government of Japan provided UNDP and three other UN agencies with US$ 92.1 million. The purpose of this initiative – “Supporting Integrated and Comprehensive Approaches to Climate Change Adaptation in Africa” – was to ensure that 20 African countries are committed, capable and equipped to face the daunting challenge of adapting to climate change. UNDP’s partners in implementing the Africa Adaptation Programme (AAP) were the United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO), the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) and the World Food Programme (WFP). AAP was established under the Japan-UNDP Joint Framework for Building Partnership to Address Climate Change in Africa, created at the Fourth Tokyo International Conference on African Development (TICAD) in May 2008. AAP completed implementation at the end of 2012.
AAP's Baobab Coalition Journal focused on showcasing the national teams’ work in strengthening the capacities within their teams, their governments and their countries to integrate adaptation into development, the challenges they encountered along the way, their efforts to overcome obstacles, the lessons learned and the progress achieved. It served not as a top-down newsletter but as a meeting place where all participants across the AAP community shared experiences, saw the common purpose among their many varied activities, and drew encouragement from the successes of their counterparts and a growing sense of mutual reliance.