Knowledge Sharing for Climate Change Adaption

Project Overview

  • Wet-Africa.org

    Wet-Africa.org

    Created by: steveieb | 2009-07-13 06:40

    Associated Organization: www.Wet-Africa.org - Waterway Environment Transformation Africa

    Summary: Water and Environment Transformation (WET) provides know-how and resources for the rehabilitation of rivers and provides sustainable poverty alleviation programs for Africa.


  • Climate change adaptation course

    Created by: kloos012 | 2009-07-08 08:17

    Associated Organization: Alterra, POBox 47, 6700AA, Wageningen, Ruforum, Asareca, a.o.

    Summary: The attachment describes the course that was conducted in 2009 and is programmed again for March 2010


  • Civic educating rural communities on climate change adaptation

    Created by: calebfaith | 2009-07-05 05:08

    Associated Organization: Global Hope Mobilization

    Summary: Global Hope Mobilization


  • Community awareness creation project on climate change - Ugenya district

    Community awareness creation project on climate change - Ugenya district

    Created by: tembea-youth-centre-for-sustai | 2009-06-29 05:27

    Associated Organization: Tembea Youth Centre for Sustainable Development

    Summary: Community Awareness Creation Project on Climate Change aims to enhance community capacity to adapt hands on sustainability concepts to address impacts of climate change. The project shall undertake the following activities; promotion of agro-forestry practices and protection of existing forest cover through tree nursery extension, planting of indigenous tree species, protection of threatened riparian vegetation and wetlands along River Nzoia stretch of Nyanza province, Kenya.


  • Enabling stakeholders in Moroccan coastal management to develop sustainable climate change adaptation policies and plans

    Enabling stakeholders in Moroccan coastal management to develop sustainable climate change adaptation policies and plans

    Created by: khattabi | 2009-06-21 11:20

    Associated Organization: Ecole Nationale Forestière d'Ingénieurs

    Summary: Sea level rise, and the expected increase in impacts from associated extreme weather events such as coastal flooding and storm surges, is a highly challenging, strategic public policy issue. Planners, local authorities, and other stakeholders require tools and information to identify vulnerabilities, select land-use options, and develop and deliberate over adaptation strategies in order to formulate strategic coastal planning policies.


  • Enchi youth promote climate change education/adaptation

    Created by: enchi-youth-parliament | 2009-06-12 12:57

    Associated Organization: Enchi Youth Parliament

    Summary: * DESPLAY (Democracy series, participation, learning and Active youth) mentoring * Youth in local governance /leadership community volunteer/service in health * climate change adaptation and mitigation *HIV/AIDS * Human rights * Child protection (Child labour prevention) *Education *Advocacy and partnership


  • Alternative fuel to wood charcoal

    Created by: lmm60 | 2009-06-06 10:48

    Associated Organization: Trees of Healing USA/Hand of God Kenya

    Summary: We are proposing to build a factory that would make an alternative fuel to wood charcoal. It would not only save the environment (deforestation and eliminate greenhouse gas emissions that are associated with the normal production of charcoal from wood), decrease poverty through job creation, create a taxable product for the government, and also supply an alternative fuel to wood charcoal for the people. It qualifies for carbon credits.


  • Adaptation mechanisms to climate change in two contrasting rural communities in Morocco

    Created by: chriyaa | 2009-06-05 09:42

    Associated Organization: CRRA settat, INRA, Morocco

    Summary: The poorest communities in Morocco live in arid areas. Increased climate variability is expected to exacerbate poverty and undermine socioeconomic gains made in recent decades in these communities. This project aims to enhance the adaptive capacity of two rural communities to CC. Building on assessments of CC impacts on ag. systems and NR, research team will analyze risk behaviour under different climatic scenarios and strengthen local capacity to identify appropriate options in response.


  • Monitoring and Evaluation

    Monitoring and Evaluation

    Created by: admin | 2009-06-03 08:14

    Associated Organization: AfricaAdapt

    Summary: This page provides a space to discuss approaches to monitoring and evaluating adaptation initiatives. M&E tools and resources can also be shared here.


  • Disaster risk management

    Disaster risk management

    Created by: admin | 2009-06-03 08:10

    Associated Organization: AfricaAdapt

    Summary: This page provides a space to discuss the linkages between climate change adaptation and disaster risk management. Resources on the topic will be shared here.


  • Community-based adaptation

    Community-based adaptation

    Created by: admin | 2009-06-03 08:01

    Associated Organization: AfricaAdapt

    Summary: This page provides a forum to discuss particular approaches or lessons coming from community based adaptation initiatives and to share relevant resources.


  • Media and communication for climate change adaptation

    Media and communication for climate change adaptation

    Created by: admin | 2009-06-03 07:50

    Associated Organization: AfricaAdapt

    Summary: The importance of media in communicating issues on climate change adaptation is often mentioned, but not always engaged with to its fullest potential. This page provides a forum for resources and discussion on this issue.


  • Linking African researchers with adaptation policy spaces

    Linking African researchers with adaptation policy spaces

    Created by: larson | 2009-06-03 03:19

    Associated Organization: IDS

    Summary: This project aims to increase the ability of CCAA programme partners in East Africa to understand climate change adaptation policy processes at local and national scales. The project will conduct policy focused case studies, create accessible tools, methods and conceptual approaches, and establish policy engagement strategies and mentoring relationships between PAR researchers and academic partners. In doing so, the project will draw extensively upon the existing understanding and experience of PAR researchers in policy engagement in both formal and informal policy spaces.


  • Cattle to Camels: Insights into adaptation, conflict and co-operation from Borana communities adapting to changing weather patterns in the Horn of Africa

    Created by: ghaylor | 2009-06-02 11:29

    Associated Organization: NR International and Community Initiative Facilitation and Assistance (CIFA)

    Summary: Climate change is giving rise to new scenarios requiring not only new coping mechanisms, but alternative livelihoods and most dramatically, refined social systems. This project is one of three related studies proposed to look at: Borana communities that have shifted from centuries old socio-cultural cattle pastoralism to new livelihoods dependent on the camel. The other two studies will look at: agro-pastoralist communities in Borana areas that are shifting to pastoralism; and how Borana peoples are negotiating peace around the principal of temporary, asymmetric and sustainable sharing of contested resources, and respect for the fundamental right of stricken people and their animals to survive. Borana cattle are an intrinsic part of the social organization of these pastoral communities who hold indigenous knowledge around a unique migration between the 500 year old deep tula well complexes on the Ethiopian plateau and seasonal grazing lands on the north Kenyan plains. Cattle value comprises: functions (e.g. traction power), outputs (e.g. manure, milk), services (e.g. dowry, status of wealth) associated with keeping cattle, and trade in markets. The Borana cattle are the predominant traditional breed on the semiarid Southern Borana plateau of Ethiopia and in the northern Kenyan lowlands. The Borana plateau is nowadays constantly in crisis due to pressure on the common rangelands. Significant changes in climate threaten the conservation of ecosystems and natural habitats necessary (as defined by the Convention On Biological Diversity) for the maintenance and recovery of viable populations of Borana cattle in their natural surroundings. Bush encroachment is diminishing availability of good pasture leading to a decline in cattle carrying capacity per unit grazing area. Whilst there are advantages in owning a variety of species so that, whatever climatic events occur, there will be survivors, maintaining such herds is a luxury that only the wealthier can afford. However, each represent a massive past investment in animal genetic resources which can provide insurance against unknown global future providing a chance for future generations to respond adequately to increasing food demand, environmental changes, diseases, and other associated challenges. This study features communities that have chosen to switch from their grazing cattle to camels, which are browsers and resilient in a drought (though camels will die in numbers after a critical point). Understanding this choice and the lessons its holds for those struggling with governance under this global ecological crisis as well as others facing climate change induced livelihood choices is critical.


  • Community led actions against food insecurity in Maradi district – Niger

    Community led actions against food insecurity in Maradi district – Niger

    Created by: moussa-na-abou | 2009-05-11 08:36

    Associated Organization: ENDA TM, Dakar - Senegal

    Summary: Climate variability, Food insecurity, Migration, Social capital (solidarity) This paper examines how farming communities in Niger’s Maradi district are coping with climate change. Through understanding how they respond to water scarcity and reduced food security, we aim to provide policy and decision makers with the understanding they need to help farmers’ turn their coping mechanisms into real adaptation to the affects of increased temperatures and reduced access to water.


  • Integrating indigenous knowledge in climate risk management in support of community based adaptation

    Integrating indigenous knowledge in climate risk management in support of community based adaptation

    Created by: blaneh | 2009-05-05 12:42

    Associated Organization: IGAD Climate Prediction and Applications Centre (ICPAC)

    Summary: Researchers from ICPAC and Nganyi Community, Kenya will endeavor to integrate indigenous knowledge into scientific climate forecasts at the local level, where it can be used to enhance the resilience of communities vulnerable to climate change.


  • AfricaAdapt

    Created by: blaneh | 2009-05-05 12:29

    Associated Organization: ENDA-TM, FARA, ICPAC, IDS

    Summary:

    AfricaAdapt is an independent bilingual (French/English) knowledge-sharing network focused exclusively on Africa.


  • Integrating Indigenous Knowledge in Climate Risk Management in support of Community Based Adaptation

    Integrating Indigenous Knowledge in Climate Risk Management in support of Community Based Adaptation

    Created by: blaneh | 2009-05-05 11:46

    Associated Organization: IGAD Climate Prediction and Applications Centre (ICPAC)

    Summary: Researchers from ICPAC and Nganyi Community, Kenya will endeavor to integrate indigenous knowledge into scientific climate forecasts at the local level, where it can be used to enhance the resilience of communities vulnerable to climate change.


  • Adapting Fishing Policy to Climate Change with the Aid of Scientific and Endogenous Knowledge

    Created by: admin | 2009-05-01 05:58

    Associated Organization: ENDA-TM

    Summary:

    This project aims to improve fishing practices and policies in the face of climate change in six countries - Cap Vert, Gambia, Guinée, Guinea Bissau, Mauritanie and Sénégal.