Former Vice President, Prof. Yemi Osinbajo, has been appointed as the chairman of the board of directors for Climate Action for Africa (CAP-A)
Osinbajo announced his acceptance of the new role on his official X handle on Wednesday.
While accepting the appointment, Mr 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.”
CAP-A’s founder, James Mwangi, also stated, “ We are deeply honoured to have Mr. 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.”
It would be recalled that shortly after handing over to the Bola Tinubu-led administration, Osinbajo was appointed the Global Advisor to assist the Global Energy Alliance for People and Planet (GEAPP) in July.