Practical guide: Border cities and climate change in Africa

September 2019

Practical guide: Border cities and climate change in Africa

This practical guide, published by the secretariat of the Sahel and West Africa Club, has been produced with assistance from the MOT. It offers many insights on the legislative and financial levers for developing cross-border initiatives on resilience to climate change in West Africa.

An online version provides easy access to information on the following four steps:

  • project planning process;
  • development of local and national climate change strategies;
  • establishing a cross-border local development strategy; and
  • setting up a cross-border project.

It also includes information on climate financing tools and draws on two case studies from Dori (Burkina Faso) and Tera (Niger).

The guide intends to promote more sustainable governance of border territories. It is designed for local authorities, SWAC members, development partners, as well as regional and international organisations.

Through this work, European good practices in terms of adaptation have been shared with African local authorities, with the aim of encouraging these kinds of cross-border projects in West Africa.

More info - Download the guide.

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