U.S. Africa Climate Forum

"Building Our Green Future Together"

Conservation, Climate Adaptation, and a Just Energy Transition

This session will explore the ways that the governments and peoples of the United States and African nations are partnering to address conservation, climate adaptation, and the just energy transition based on shared priorities. The discussion will identify ways that we might better integrate natural resource planning and infrastructure development, including clean energy. Session focus areas include 1) conservation including nature-based economies based on forests and wildlife and protecting Africa’s waters – ending Illegal, Unreported and Unregulated (IUU) fishing; 2) climate adaptation; and 3) the clean energy transition. Each segment will highlight the important role that women, girls, indigenous, and marginalized communities play as agents of change and will focus on opportunities for sub-national engagement.

This page is sponsored by

Tuesday, December 13, 2022 (Summit Day 1)

  • 7:00-4:30pm: African and Diaspora Young Leaders Forum
  • 8:00-2:30pm: Civil Society Forum
  • 8:30-12:30pm: African Growth and Opportunity Act (AGOA) Trade Ministerial
  • 9:00-10:30: U.S. Africa Space Forum
  • 12:30-2:30pm: Peace, Security, and Governance Forum
  • 12:30-2:30pm: Partnering for Sustainable Health Cooperation
  • 3:00-5:30pm: Conservation, Climate Adaptation, and a Just Energy Transition

Wednesday, December 14, 2022 (Summit Day 2)

  • USABF – Charting the Course: The Future of U.S.-Africa Trade & Investment Relations
  • USABF – Building a Sustainable Future: Partnerships to Finance African Infrastructure and the Energy Transition
  • USABF – Growing Agribusiness: Partnerships to Strengthen Food Security and Value Chain
  • USABF – Advancing Digital Connectivity: Partnerships to Enable Inclusive Growth Through Technology
  • USABF – Keynote Remarks from President Biden
  • U.S.-Africa Leaders Summit Dinner

Thursday, December 15, 2022 (Summit Day 3)

  • Leaders Session – Partnering on Agenda 2063
    • Discussion Session 1: “An Africa of good governance, democracy, respect for human rights, justice, and the rule of law”
    • Discussion Session 2: “A peaceful and secure Africa”
    • Discussion Session 3: “A prosperous Africa based on inclusive growth and sustainable development”
  • Leaders Working Lunch – Multilateral Partnerships with Africa to Meet Global Challenges
  • Summit Family Photo
  • Leaders Session – Promoting Food Security and Food Systems Resilience

Friday, December 16, 2022

  • Departures

We are committed to Africa

Unlike many global publications, for nearly a decade we have been committed to showing a complete picture of Africa – not just a single story.  Offended by one-sided coverage of wars, disasters and disease, the founders of Africa.com created a website that provides a balanced view of Africa – current events, business, arts & culture, travel, fashion, sports, information, development, and more.

Will you support us?