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Framework Document for the Establishment of the Climdev-Africa Special Fund (CDSF)
The lack of appropriate climate information is a major obstacle to addressing the challenges of climate change in Africa, and has led to calls by African leaders and development partners to improve the provision and use of appropriate climate information to promote sustainable development planning in Africa. Climate for Development in Africa Program (ClimDev-Africa) is a joint initiative of the African Development Bank, the Commission of the African Union (AUC) and the United Nations Economic Commission for Africa (UNECA) that seeks ways of overcoming the lack of necessary climate information, analysis and options required by policy and decision-makers at all levels. The program has been mandated at meetings of African Heads of State and Government, as well as by African Ministers of Finance, Planning and Environment (See Annex II).