Covenant of Mayors Office for Sub-Saharan Africa

A Local Authorities Platform to support the implementation of the Covenant of Mayors for Sub-Saharan Africa initiative (CoM SSA).


The Covenant of Mayors in Sub-Saharan Africa is an initiative to support committed local authorities to mitigate and adapt to climate change and to ensure energy access in their municipalities through planning and implementing effective climate and energy actions. CoMO SSA supports the implementation of the CoM SSA initiative by increasing African cities planning capacities and providing them with a platform to share knowledge and best practices.

Main Activities ADENE

ADENE main activities include the participation in the Implementation Committee of the project, the provision of assistance to the Covenant of Mayors in Sub-Saharan Africa Central Helpdesk, the setting up of a platform of potential signatories of the CoM SSA, the dissemination of information targeted to Portuguese-speaking countries of SSA and assisting Bissau (Guinea-Bissau) with the preparation of its SEACAP.

Key Deliverables

• Guiding Principles and the Political Commitment Document (PCD) for Sub-Saharan Africa Contries;
• Local Authorities Platform and Central Helpdesk for CoM SSA potential signatories;
• Energy profile and inception visit reports on pilot cities;
• Training and capacity-building activities on e.g. data collection, energy profiling and SEACAP.

Portuguese Deliverables

• Portuguese versions of the CoMO SSA website and all relevant project deliverables;
• Guinea-Bissau Country Profile;
• Bissau pilot project description;
• Bissau Inception Visit report;
• Bissau CoM draft action plan.

Financial Information

Financial Instrument
Development Cooperation Instrument
Total Budget
4 100 000 €
Budget ADENE
130 000 €


48 months (01/12/2015 – 30/11/2019)

Project Coordination

Luís Silva