April 16, 2024

 

Oredola Adeola

 

 

The Climate Action Platform for Africa (CAP-A) has announced Professor Yemi Osinbajo, the immediate past Vice President of Nigeria, as Chair of the Board of Directors leveraging on his expertise and commitment to driving climate action across Africa.

 

James Mwangi, CAP-A Founder made this known in a statement obtained by EnergyDay on Wednesday.

 

 

EnergyDay’s check showed that the African Climate Policy Centre, headquartered in Nairobi, Kenya, is an organization that focuses on climate change and the energy transition in Africa.

 

 

The organisation uses data to focus on sizing the various elements of the opportunity in terms of potential for carbon removal, revenue livelihood and job opportunities across the continent.

 

 

According to him, Prof. Osinbajo joined the CAP-A Board of Directors as Chair to assist with the next phase of their growth and mission of unlocking Africa’s potential as a global hub for climate action.

CAP-A said that Osinbajo’s vast experience and passion for the transformation of economics of African countries in harmony with climate needs, will be invaluable to CAP-A mission, especially coming out of the inaugural Africa Climate Summit, that made a strong path for accelerated climate actions.

EnergyDay gathered that CAP-A aims to create investment opportunities in Africa and boost investments in green energy and technology, leveraging. Prof. Osinbajo, who is the immediate past Vice President of Nigeria, and now the new Chair of the Board of Directors. 

 

 

In his acceptance speech, the former Nigerian VP announced that he has accepted the offer to lead CAP-A, as the new Chair of the Board of Directors, adding that the unique offers him the opportunity to drive climate action across Africa alongside an incredible team.

 

 

Osinbajo said, “Since the recent founding of CAP-A, I have witnessed their work in shifting the global and continental narratives from Africa being a victim of the climate crisis to holding the key to accelerating global climate actions.

 

 

He said, “I am honoured to join the Board and Chair in support of CAP-A’s team and programmes across the continent, and in realising Africa’s economic development through Climate Positive Growth.

 

 

The statement from CAP-A stated that, in addition to serving eight years as Nigeria’s Vice President, Professor Osinbajo was involved in various government initiatives and policies including economic reforms and efforts to address energy access in Africa.

 

 

It said, “Osinbajo chaired the inter-ministerial Energy Transition Group. Overseeing the development and delivery of the Nigeria Energy Transition Plan in 2022.

 

 

“He also led the implementation of Nigeria’s economic sustainability plan which featured the rollout of 5 million new off-grid solar connections to rural communities.

 

 

CAP-A further disclosed Osinbajo’s commitment to clean energy which extends beyond his time in office, adding that the former VP has continued to champion the climate action initiatives not only in Nigeria but also across the African continent and globally.