Climate Action Platform for Africa (CAP-A) has announced former vice-president of Nigeria, Yemi Osinbajo as chair of its board of directors.
Gatekeepers News reports that the organisation disclosed this In a statement.
The organization said the appointment aims to unlock Africa’s potential as a global hub for climate action.
The statement added that Osinbajo’s appointment is with immediate effect.
“The Climate Action Platform for Africa (CAP-A) warmly welcomes H.E. Prof. Yemi Osinbajo SAN to the Board of Directors as Chair, with immediate effect,” the statement reads.
James Mwangi, CAP-A founder, said Osinbajo’s experience and passion will be invaluable to CAP-A’s mission.
“We are deeply honored to have Prof Osinbajo join the CAP-A Board of Directors as Chair to assist with the next phase of our growth and our mission of unlocking Africa’s potential as a global hub for climate action,” Mwangi said.
“His vast experience and passion for transforming African countries economies in harmony with climatic needs, will be invaluable to CAP-A’s mission, especially coming out of the inaugural Africa Climate Summit that made a strong push for accelerated climate action.”
Responding, In a statement on his official X page, Osinbajo said he is “truly excited 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 narrative from Africa being a victim of the climate crisis to holding the key to accelerating global climate action.
“I’m honored to join the Board of Directors as Chair in support of CAP-A’s teams and programs across the continent, and in realizing Africa’s economic development through Climate Positive Growth.”