African-led Phase 2 begins
jnnam | 2012-01-27 14:11
April 1st 2011 marked the beginning of Phase 2 of AfricaAdapt and a new era where the network is exclusively led by African institutions. Environment and Development in the Third World (ENDA) is the new coordinating entity, taking over from the Institute of Development Studies (University of Sussex).
This devolution of leadership from a northern institution to an African institution was in accordance with the vision of the joint IDRC/DFID CCAA program from which AfricaAdapt originated. ENDA is co-managing the network together with a consortium of two other African institutions - Forum for Agricultural Research Africa (FARA) and IGAD Climate Prediction and Application Centre (ICPAC) who have been part of the network management group since Phase 1.
It is hoped that with African leadership, the network will better address the needs of its stakeholders. It will build on the lessons learned so far, focus on its added value over other existing knowledge-sharing initiatives, and consolidate linkages with its over 1200 members.