Knowledge Sharing for Climate Change Adaption

African Adaptation Research Centres (AARC)

African Adaptation Research Centres (AARC)

Associated Organization: IDRC

The African Adaptation Research Centres (AARC) initiative supports seven centres of excellence in Africa to conduct research and build organizational capacity related to climate change adaptation.

Themes: Agriculture, fisheries and food security, Crosscutting Issues, Health, Poverty and vulnerability, Water

Regions: Central Africa, East Africa, North Africa, Southern Africa, West Africa

Countries: Benin, Burkina Faso, Egypt, Ghana, Kenya, South Africa, Tanzania

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The initiative is led by the International Development Research Centre (IDRC) with the financial support of Environment Canada. It builds on the innovative Climate Change Adaptation in Africa (CCAA) program jointly funded by IDRC and the UK’s Department for International Development (DFID).

The inaugural meeting of the AARC initiative was recently held in Accra, Ghana from June 18th to June 21st, 2011.  The main objectives of the meeting, hosted by the Regional Institute for Population Studies at the University of Ghana, were to (a) familiarize each AARC team with the breadth of projects within the initiative; (b) to discuss specific plans and initiatives that relate to linking the research being developed by the projects and policy in the countries where they will be working; and (c) for teams to receive peer and expert feedback on their planned research and policy related activities. 

Click here to view the workshop executive report.

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