Project profile — Expert Deployment Mechanism for Climate Action in Africa


Alinea International Ltd (CA-CRA_ACR-3120560594)
2021-05-12 - 2026-02-28
Global Affairs Canada
WGM Africa

Country / region 

• South of Sahara, regional (100.00%)


• Water And Sanitation: Water sector policy and administrative management (14010) (13.00%)
• National monitoring and evaluation:
National monitoring and evaluation (15127) (10.00%)
Women's rights organisations and movements, and government institutions (15170) (5.00%)
• Energy Generation, Renewable Resources: Energy generation, renewable sources - multiple technologies (23210) (13.00%)
• Agriculture: Agricultural land resources (31130) (12.00%)
• Forestry: Forestry policy and administrative management (31210) (12.00%)
• General Environmental Protection: Environmental policy and administrative management (41010) (35.00%)

Policy marker 

• Gender equality (significant objective)
• Environmental sustainability (cross-cutting) (significant objective)
• Participatory development and good governance (significant objective)
• Trade development (not targeted)
• Biodiversity (not targeted)
• Climate change mitigation (principal objective)
• Climate Change Adaptation (principal objective)
• Urban issues (not targeted)
• Desertification (not targeted)
• Children's issues (not targeted)
• Youth Issues (not targeted)
• Disaster Risk Reduction(DRR) (significant objective)
• Indigenous Issues (not targeted)
• Disability (not targeted)
• Nutrition (not targeted)
• ICT as a tool for development (not targeted)


This project contributes to a five-year Expert Deployment Mechanism for Climate Action in Africa to support official development assistance-eligible countries in Sub-Saharan Africa to address the causes and effects of climate change, including measures that increase women’s capabilities to act as agents of change. It enables the flexible and timely deployment of qualified experts, primarily Canadians, from government, civil society, academia, and private sector, in response to requests from African governments at all levels, as well as non-governmental entities. Project activities include: (1) improving climate change governance capacity; (2) improving climate change mitigation and adaptation initiatives; and (3) enhancing women’s participation and leadership in climate action. The Canadian Executing Agency, a consortium of Alinea International, Econoler and WSP Canada Inc, selected via a competitive Request for Proposals, is responsible for identifying and deploying expert resources to meet the project’s objectives. Deployments are short-term, valued up to $300,000, with limited exceptions, and support one of the three components relative to each stakeholder request. Strategic, climate-focused South-South exchanges are also supported.

Expected results 

The expected outcomes for this project include: (1) improved and more gender-responsive Sub-Saharan African climate change governance to implement the Paris International Climate Agreement; (2) improved mitigation and adaptation of climate change initiatives implemented by Sub-Saharan Africa governments and other institutions at the local, national and regional levels, including those that address women’s and girls’ climate change-related needs and interests; and (3) enhanced and more meaningful participation and leadership of women in climate change dialogue and action at all levels, in line with the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change Gender Action Plan.

Results achieved 


Budget and spending 

Original budget $0
Planned disbursement $3,800,000
Country percentages by sector
Type of finance Aid grant excluding debt reorganisation
Collaboration type Bilateral
Type of aid Other technical assistance
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