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Identifying, sizing and prioritising opportunities is only part of what is needed: most importantly, these need to be realised.

Many climate action opportunity areas in Africa need additional work before commercially viable business models can emerge and expand. The need varies: from carbon price discovery to shape business models, to developing a demo plant to prove viability of an emerging industry, all of which require ‘system orchestration’ efforts.

CAP-A shapes and drives partnerships to develop and execute on proof-of-concept of discrete specific opportunities, to build credibility and evidence base and to identify the key steps needed to make opportunities happen.

CAP-A currently drives two proof-of-concept initiatives: one on harnessing the potential of smallholder farmers as climate entrepreneurs and one on engineered carbon removal. In support of viable business opportunities across sectors, we also partner with a range of actors in making carbon markets work better for Africa, attracting more and different climate finance, and shaping conducive investment environments.

Harnessing the power of small holder farmers as climate entrepreneurs

Engineered removal technology in the Rift Valley to support access to electricity, grow Africa’s climate tech sector and expand removals