The DDP-Africa initiative is a national research and capacity building project for the implementation of a Deep Decarbonization Pathway (DDP) Programme in Africa, coordinated by IDDRI. It is developed under the framework of the 2050 Facility funded by the Agence Française de Dévelopment (AFD) and currently operates in Nigeria and Senegal.

In each country, the DDP-Africa initiative translates in a 3-year project which aims to support:

  • capacity mobilization and capacity building for the development and the domestic appropriation of methods and tools to conduct deep decarbonization pathways analysis,
  • the construction of scientifically robust scenarioswhich investigate notably the conditions for national trajectories achieving very low-carbon outcomes by mid-century and satisfying key domestic socio-economic objectives,
  • structured engagement with domestic stakeholders with the objective to establish a process of co-construction of the analysis suited to maximize relevance and ownership by domestic decisionmakers.

The DDP-Nigeria project was officially launched in April 2021 with the support by the Federal Ministry of Environment, Nigeria. The project is conducted by an in-country research team led by Prof Chuks Okereke at the Centre For Climate Change and Development (CCCD) at Alex Ekwueme Federal University Ndufu Alike (AEFUNAI).

The DDP-Senegal project was officially launched in December 2021 with the joint support by the Ministry of Environment and Sustainable Development and by the Ministry of Petroleum and of the Energy. The project is conducted by an in-country research team led by Secou Sarr at ENDA-Energie.
The DDP-Africa project involves research partnerships with other members of the DDP network, such as Centre International de Recherche sur l’Environnement et le Développement (CIRED) and Fundacion Bariloche (FB).