The African Climate Technology Centre (ACTC) is a project hosted by the African Development Bank (AfDB) and financed by the Global Environment Facility (GEF) to support sub-Saharan African countries in scaling-up deployment of low-carbon and climate resilient technologies for climate change Mitigation and Adaptation. 

This is delivered by:

  • Enhancing Networking and Knowledge dissemination with respect to climate technology transfer and financing;
  • Enabling the scaling-up of technology transfer through policy, institutional and organizational reforms of the country and regional enabling environments; and
  • Integrating climate change technologies into investment programmes and projects

The ACTC provides Technical Assistance responding to the requests of national institutions and promotes Knowledge creation and exchange. The Centre focuses on the Water sector for Adaptation and on the Energy sector for Mitigation. For the Energy part, the ACTC supports the Sustainable Energy for All Initiative (SE4All).

The Project originates in the decision of the Conference of the Parties of the UNFCCC (COP16) that established a Technology Mechanism comprising of a Technology Executive Committee and of a Climate Technology Center and Network (CTCN) to support adaptation and mitigation activities in developing countries. Technology transfer, as intended by the UNFCCC, includes the transfer of equipment, knowledge and experience and the processes of learning to understand, utilize, and replicate the technology. Consequently, the GEF set aside funding to finance the establishment of regional climate technology transfer and financing centers and networks with regional multilateral development banks.

The ACTC was established in July 2014 and is managed by the SE4All Africa Hub team. The Centre is housed in the Energy, Environment and Climate Change Department of the AfDB.