PACJA has gained recognition in African and international levels and has forged strong partnerships with key stakeholders such as the African Ministerial Conference on the Environment (AMCEN), United Nations Environmental Programme (UNEP) Regional Office for Africa, among other UN Agencies, Regional Economic Integration Communities and National Governments to enhance the continent’s voice in the international dialogue process, as well as drive climate-related policies in Africa.
The Alliance also works with partners from both North and South, in recognition of the intricate challenge of climate change crisis brought to the planet and humanity, and in appreciation of the global call for collective action against the biggest challenge facing humanity in the 21st century.
The Alliance has an observer status with the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC), and represents African Civil Society in the Participants Committee of the Forest Carbon Partnership Facility (FCPF) and the Steering Committee of ClimDev Africa, a programme of the African Development Bank, Africa Union Commission and UN Economic Commission for Africa. PACJA members represent the Alliance and affiliate networks in different capacities both at national and regional levels. Since 2010, PACJA has coordinated and hosted the African Civil Society Organizations in the UNEP Major Groups and Stakeholders Forum.