The Paris Agreement and the Sustainable Development Goals have created a huge opportunity to deliver sustainable development and reduce the risk of dangerous climate change. PSA will help strengthen African voices to enable this shift towards sustainable development. This will be done by presenting a united, well-evidenced message to governments, other stakeholders and the media, making the case for environmentally sustainable development. We want to ensure increased financial and other resources are directed to strengthening community resilience and help to move humanitarian aid and decision-making power to local communities. After all, these are the people who will be vital if we are to develop long term and sustainable strategies to reduce vulnerability and risks in relation to climate change, disasters, conflict and violence.