ECAS works to bridge the gaps between research and practice by enabling use of data and relevant expertise in decision-making aimed at addressing various development challenges
Second Green Growth Dialog
First Green Growth Dailog.
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History of ECAS

The Environment and Climate Capacities (ECAS) Institute, a Pan-African nonprofit policy think-tank, was established in 2010 to help bridge the gaps between research, policy and practice pertaining to environment and sustainable development in Africa. It has since then grown in purpose to catalyze action to lower emissions of greenhouse gases and promote efforts that limit the harmful effects of global warming. We undertake research and capacity building as means to most effective and cost efficient transition towards a safe, clean and healthy world.

ECAS Institute contributes to sustainable development by contributing to policies and undertaking programme interventions that are informed by sound capacities and research evidence. The organization is governed by a Director who works closely with an Advisory Board of distinguished experts, who provide strategic guidance and institutional oversight..


Trainings and Skills Development

This is an interdisciplinary programme aimed at building capacities and advancing practical knowledge... Read More

Convening Dialogues

While ECAS delivers specific expertise within each of the program areas, it has advanced the concept of Inclusive Green Economy...Read More.

Policy Research and Analysis

The research programme seeks to bridge the gap between research- policy- practices... Read More

Public Awareness and Media Engagement

The ECAS Institute continues to be a reputable source of environmental knowledge. Our experts are increasingly being called ... Read More

Technical Advisories and Support

ECAS Technical Advisory and Support programme offers specialized technical expertise and operational support to requesting partners...Read More.


We deepen alliances with well established and emerging policy institutes and think tanks as primary allies in promoting reforms, piloting innovations, and drawing lessons... Read More

To meet these diverse needs, ECAS’s interventions will be tailored, and guided by a sense of opportunity (demand-driven approach). Interventions will be conceived as “good fits,” relevant and leveraging other resources. ECAS cannot and will not attempt to be expert in all technical and sector needs but will engage in and provide competent advisory support in capacity development, policy reform and change management. Value propositions will include strategy and programming support, policy dialogue, policy value chain support, coaching, training, fundraising, issue-based collaboration, knowledge codification and dissemination, helpdesks, applied knowledge products, and capacity development strategies.

Become a Member

Feel Free to Join ECAS for various training sesssions