18 – 21 July, Addis Ababa

African countries are disproportionately affected by climate change and are experiencing the devastating effects of slow onset changes in temperatures and other natural hazards. The costs of climate change in the region are significant and the cost of inaction is even higher. Nevertheless, African countries can seize this opportunity to transform the economy and create jobs and policymakers can harness opportunities in the crisis to prioritize programs that support adaptation to improve resilience and deliver more and better jobs in the post-COVID-19 era.  It is against this backdrop that the Africa Climate Justice Strategy workshop was organized with the main aim of developing pathways towards an Oxfam that is more united across the continent. The Oxfam’s Africa Climate Justice Strategy Workshop brought together Oxfam staff working on climate justice and intersecting issues.  

PRIORITIZATION OF KEY STRATEGY AREAS OF FOCUS

In prioritizing the key strategic focus areas, the team was guided by Oxfam’s global strategic framework and influencing tactics which emphasized on thinking politically and employing a climate justice lens in relation to the two broad areas of focus identified (Just food systems and Just energy transition) from an inequality & gender justice and climate finance & debt perspectives.