The Climate Action Platform for Africa (CAP-A), a non-profit organization dedicated to maximizing Africa’s role in global climate action, has officially named former Vice President Yemi Osinbajo as the new Chair of the Board of Directors.
In an official statement released on Tuesday, CAP-A’s mission is rooted in the understanding that Africa possesses favorable demographics, growth potential, and abundant natural resources.
While accepting the appointment, Prof. 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 honoured 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.”
In his remarks,, James Mwangi, CAP-A’s founder, noted that they were “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.
“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.”