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Sub-Saharan Africa has the largest population of the urban and rural poor. 69.9% of the population residing in this region live on less than USD2 per day. This places around 637 million Africans below the poverty line. (Borgen project, 2013). Unfortunately, this population bears the brunt of emerging climatic hazards resulting from climate change due to the lack of resilience capacity.

The Promoting Implementation of the Paris Agreement in East Africa with a focus on pro-poor low emissions development –PIPA- Project, which is being implemented in the 3 East African states of Kenya, Uganda and Tanzania therefore seeks to advocate for this vulnerable group through contributing and strengthening of the pro-poor focus and climate change ambitions in the implementation of the Paris Agreement in East Africa and also to ensure that LEDS and NDCs in Kenya, Uganda and Tanzania incorporate CSO view points and recommendations that will contribute to the reduction of climate change impacts on these communities and enhance their livelihoods. Therefore, this assessment was conducted for the purposes of mapping out existing climate actions and strategies in East African and International institutions in order to identify channels through which the project team can intervene and influence .. Read more...

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Threes CSOs in the East Africa Community are implementing this project with the overall objective of contributing to strengthenĀ the pro-poor focus and climate change ambitions in the implementation of the Paris Agreement.

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