This assignment should provide AFSC with grounded analysis, insight, and perspectives to inform the design of appropriate climate justice programs. The proposed research will therefore focus on policy and practice experiences of climate change and climate justice in Africa, the available opportunities, gaps between policy and practice, and anticipated challenges. What is the state of the climate justice field in Africa and how is it connected to climate change work in the continent? What is the dominant narrative on climate justice? In what direction is policy and practice headed? Who are the top thinkers on the continent and what is the trajectory of their thinking? The research and a subsequent forum (referred to as a Dialogue and Exchange Program, or DEP) that will be convened, will form the foundation of further policy work with governments, CSOs, RECs and other affected entities.