SDI at the COP27 African Regional Resilience Hub

by James Tayler

Join SDI at COP27 African Regional Resilience Hub from the 19th – 22nd of September 2022, as we shed light on and discuss important priorities, and actions. and more to be amplified at this year’s COP.

The COP27 Africa Regional Resilience Hub will see partners come together to disentangle and communicate African priorities, actions, solutions and challenges to be amplified at the COP27 Resilience Hub.

The COP27 African Regional Resilience Hub is one of four regional hubs, which intends to offer a dynamic and diverse space at and between the UNFCCC Cops to advance inclusive and innovative action on climate adaptation and resilience.

The Resilience Hub aims to mobilise and create levels of ambition and action from across Africa on building resilience to climate change and serves as the home to the Race to Resilience campaign at COP. This represents more than 1500 non-governmental actors taking action on resilience around the world. 

Aims of the COP27 African Regional Resilience Hub

The Africa Hub aims to ensure the voices and perspectives of African communities and constituencies, most impacted by climate change, increasingly drive the global resilience agenda. The Hub aims to deliver a programme of in-person and virtual sessions and engagements on regional priority topics from August to September 2022, culminating in a virtual programme of events from 19-22 September.

This year’s COP27 Africa Regional Resilience Hub is led by the Climate Development Knowledge Network (CDKN), hosted by SouthSouthNorth.

The virtual programme will include 16 sessions on the priority themes of finance and investment, food and agriculture, resilient infrastructure, water and natural ecosystems, and cities and urbanisation. Cross-cutting themes include gender and social inclusion, and engaging and amplifying local voices.

The events SDI will be a part of:

Confronting the climate crisis in African Cities: How urban poor communities are driving locally led adaptation and building resilience

Date: Tuesday, 20 September 2022 

Time: 16:30-18:00 CAT/CEST

Register HERE.

Climate proofing locally led adaptation (LLA) solutions among the vulnerable groups in Sub-Sharan Africa

Date: Wednesday, 21 September 2022

Time: 13:30-15:00 CAT/CEST

Register HERE.

Inclusive community-led climate change adaptation financing in urban and peri-urban informal settlements

Date: Wednesday, 21 September 2022

Time: 15:00-16:30 CAT/CEST

Register HERE.

For general Africa Resilience Hub queries, please email Michelle du Toit:

For communications-specific queries, please email Emma Baker: