What is the CHANCE Network?

The CHANCE network brings together policy makers, researchers climate scientists, and other stakeholders working on climate change and health in Africa to coordinate their work, and develop new ideas together. The network falls within an international climate and health network of research projects called ENBEL (Enhancing Belmont Research Action to support EU policy making on climate change and health) . The CHANCE network aims to develop synergies in East and Southern Africa; advance policy making across the region; facilitate knowledge exchanges, learning and cooperation; and provide technical support for national or regional applications for funding for climate change and health programming and research. The network covers three thematic areas: extreme heat; air pollution, including from wildfires; and climate and infectious disease in Africa. Anyone working in the field of climate change and health in Africa can become members of the CHANCE network, including people working in local or national government, research institutes, climate services, humanitarian organizations, and NGOs.

Who We Are

The CHANCE network held its first conference in June 2022, setting the tone for future activities in the region. CHANCE builds on the activities and priorities identified last year to advance climate adaptation at this year's conference.

CHANCE promotes climate-health interactions in collaboration with regional initiatives. Discussions focus on developing health policies related to climate change, exchanging knowledge, identifying research priorities, and securing funding opportunities for adaptation in the health sector.

What We Do?

The CHANCE Network aims to facilitate interactions between policy makers from East and Southern African countries, representatives of international organizations, funders, researchers, and other stakeholders to harness synergies between climate change and health.


This project has recieved funding from the European Union's Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under Grant Agreement No 101003966