Hello! We are the Sustainable Africa Initiative. Our objective is to help African nations identify and measure the physical and transition risks associated with climate change and developing and implementing sustainable climate adaptation and resilience strategies within Africa’s agriculture sector.
Led by the Climate Risk Research Foundation in cooperation with the Tony Elumelu Foundation, the Sustainable Africa Initiative is supported by Amazon Web Services (AWS), Sustainable Solutions for Green Growth, Generation Humanity, and a multitude of corporations, non-profit organizations, academic institutions, and countless others wanting to have a positive impact on Africa.
The core objective of the Sustainable Africa Initiative (SAI) is to equip Africa’s agriculture sector with the data, tools, and knowledge essential for developing and executing science-based strategies to mitigate and adapt to the physical and transition risks from climate change. These mitigation and adaptation strategies aim to bolster crop resilience, elevate agricultural output, improve food security, and notably diminish the number of individuals (currently over 230 million) in Africa afflicted by persistent hunger, as well as those suffering from malnutrition, and starvation.
To ignite collaboration and innovation, the Sustainable Africa Initiative has launched the Climate Risk Research Challenge in 19 leading Universities in Nigeria and will soon launch Challenges in Kenya and across all of Africa. The goal of the Challenges is to provide Capacity Building in the form of training, mentorship and collaboration within Agriculture Studies Programs at leading African universities in order to enable local and on-going analysis on the potential climate-related risks on crops, food security and agriculture supply chains across Africa.
The Sustainable Africa Initiative (SAI) aims to construct and offer an open-source, Afrtica focused, Climate Risk Data Platform with the capacity to gather, align and provide access to essential data, models, and analytic tools.
The funds will be utilized to support universities, students in addition to continuing to support bandwidth, provide network support, training, technology, data and partnerships to empower stakeholders across Africa to accurately evaluate potential climate-related risks and the susceptibility of assets within the agriculture sector, encompassing crops, water resources, supply chains, and food security.
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