Knowledge Sharing for Climate Change Adaption

Project Overview

  • Solar mosquito trap could reduce malaria in Western Kenya

    Solar mosquito trap could reduce malaria in Western Kenya

    Created by: admin | 2013-11-05 18:12

    Associated Organization: International Center of Insect Physiology and Ecolology

    Summary:

    NAIROBI (Thomson Reuters Foundation) – A solar-powered mosquito trap is showing early signs of helping to lower the incidence of malaria on Rusinga Island, in Western Kenya.

    The device, invented by Kenyan and Dutch researchers, uses a solar roof panel to power an electric fan and mosquito zapper, installed on the outside of traditional tin-roofed mud and daub houses on the island. Nylon strips, impregnated with artificial human scent, help draw mosquitoes to the trap and the fan sucks them into the device, the researchers said. Read more http://bit.ly/1b9bmUV

     


  • Rwanda: Reducing the Vulnerability of Rwanda's Energy Sector to the Impacts of Climate Change

    Rwanda: Reducing the Vulnerability of Rwanda's Energy Sector to the Impacts of Climate Change

    Created by: admin | 2013-10-31 20:36

    Associated Organization: Kigali Institute of Science and Technology

    Summary:

    Project Snapshot

    • Timeframe: June 2005 to June 2010

    • Location: Burera and Musanze districts, Northern Province, Rwanda

    • Summary: The pilot project sought to increase the resilience of Rwanda’s hydroelectric power sector by: demonstrating village-level activities that contribute to restoration of the Ruguzi–Burera–Ruhundo watershed and increase local resilience to climate change; improving the management of two of Rwanda’s hydroelectric power plants; and promoting the integration of climate change considerations into Rwanda’s national energy and sustainable development policies.

    • Local Executing Agency: Kigali Institute of Science and Technology

    • Funders: Global Environment Facility, Government of the Netherlands and the Government of Norway.


  • Mozambique: Establishing Community-based Fire Management in Central Mozambique

    Created by: admin | 2013-10-31 20:34

    Associated Organization: AMBERO-IP Consult

    Summary:

    Project Snapshot

      Timeframe: June 2005 to August 2006; February 2008 to May 2009

      Location: Sofala Province, Mozambique

      Summary: Working in the central Mozambican province of Sofala, the pilot project sought to reduce vulnerability to uncontrolled wildland fires today and to promote the inclusion of climate change consideration in the design and implementation of relevant district- and national-level policies. It aimed to increase capacity at the community level to prevent, manage and fight fires; to improve coordination of fire management at the provincial level; and build the capacity of the National Disaster Management Institute to manage fires.

      Lead Executing Agency: AMBERO-IP Consult

    Funders: Global Environment Facility, Government of the Netherlands and the Government of Norway, with co-financing from Deutsche Gesellschaft für Technische Zusammenarbeit (GIZ). Read more http://bit.ly/1aghtFO

     


  • Kenya: Increasing Community Resilience to Drought in Sakai Sub-location

    Kenya: Increasing Community Resilience to Drought in Sakai Sub-location

    Created by: admin | 2013-10-31 20:29

    Associated Organization: Centre for Science and Technology Innovations

    Summary:

    Project Snapshot

      Time Frame: June 2005 to June 2010

      Location: Sakai, Mbooni East District, Kenya

      Summary: Through implementation of activities in the community of Sakai and with the national government, the pilot project increased resilience to drought by enhancing household food security and reducing poverty through improved livelihoods, and facilitated the integration of adaptation to climate change into policies related to disaster management and the sustainable development of arid and semi-arid lands.

      Local Executing Agencies: Centre for Science and Technology Innovations with the Arid Lands Resource Management Project

    Funders: Global Environment Facility, Government of the Netherlands and the Government of Norway.

    Read more http://www.iisd.org/climate/vulnerability/adaptation_kenya.asp


  • AfricaAdapt Online Discussion on Climate-induced Loss & Damage_Débat en ligne sur les Pertes et Dommages liés au Changement Climatique

    AfricaAdapt Online Discussion on Climate-induced Loss & Damage_Débat en ligne sur les Pertes et Dommages liés au Changement Climatique

    Created by: admin | 2013-10-14 12:49

    Associated Organization: ENDA/AfricaAdapt

    Summary:

     

    (English version below)

    Le réseau AfricaAdapt (http://www.africa-adapt.net/) a le plaisir de vous inviter à une vibrante discussion en ligne sur la question des “pertes et dommages” lies aux effets néfastes des changements climatiques. Veuillez accepter l’invitation à cette discussion en ligne qui aura lieu du 17 au 25 Octobre 2013. Veuillez joindre la Communauté AfricaAdapt http://next.dgroups.org/fara-net/africa-adapt

    Dear all;

     

    The AfricaAdapt (http://www.africa-adapt.net/) Network is pleased to invite you to participate in a vibrant online debate on the issue of climate-induced loos and damage. This online discussion will take place from the 17th to the 25th October 2013. Kindly confirm your participation by clicking on the link appended to this invitation. http://next.dgroups.org/fara-net/africa-adapt

     


  • Early Warning Systems for Climate Resilience in Africa

    Early Warning Systems for Climate Resilience in Africa

    Created by: admin | 2013-10-07 20:30

    Associated Organization: UNDP, GEF

    Summary:

    The UN Development Programme (UNDP) has reported that the Least Developed Countries Fund (LDCF) of the Global Environment Facility (GEF) approved a US$43.63m grant for a UNDP-led initiative to strengthen climate information and early warning systems in ten African countries.

     

    The US$43.63 million programme will be implemented in Benin, Burkina Faso, Ethiopia, Liberia, Malawi, São Tomé and Principe, Sierra Leone, Tanzania, Uganda and Zambia. The programme is supported through the GEF's Least Developed Countries Fund (LDCF).


  • “Hygiene and sanitation campaign at springs in the Kumba Municipality, South West Region of Cameroon”

    “Hygiene and sanitation campaign at springs in the Kumba Municipality, South West Region of Cameroon”

    Created by: Geras | 2013-10-01 14:48

    Associated Organization: Geo-Environmental Resource Association (GERAS)

    Summary:

    The present project is entitled “Hygiene and sanitation campaign at springs in the Kumba Municipality, South West Region of Cameroon”. It is a pilot project to be carried out at the Up-Station Spring, located at the valley between the Kumba Principal Prison and G.B.H.S Kumba. It is a 10 (ten) months environmental volunteering project in the domain of Water Resources and Climate Change to run from January to October 2014. The project duration is divided into two semesters (first semester running from January to May while the second semester runs from June to October). The project is to be executed by GERAS under the supervision of the Divisional Delegate of Environment, Nature protection and Sustainable Development (MINEPDED) for Meme Division.


  • Le Changement Climatique, les Ressources Pastorales et l'Élevage dans le Sahel: Développement d’un système de prévisions des ressources pastorales en Afrique de l’Ouest

    Le Changement Climatique, les Ressources Pastorales et l'Élevage dans le Sahel: Développement d’un système de prévisions des ressources pastorales en Afrique de l’Ouest

    Created by: peter.shapland | 2013-09-18 14:45

    Associated Organization: South Dakota State University

    Summary:

    En Bref:

    Le Projet « Climate Change, Pastoral Resources and Livestock» (CCPRL) est un programme de « recherche pour le développement » qui met à profit nos recherches écologiques à long terme sur des systèmes pastoraux en Afrique de l'Ouest pour développer des produits de valeur directe et appliqués aux communautés pastorales. Travaillant avec une équipe interdisciplinaire et internationale (maliens, sénégalais et américains) de chercheurs, éducateurs, étudiants et avec les ONG, nous développons un modèle de systèmes pastoraux (intégrant la dynamique de la végétation, le bétail, l’écohydrologie et les tendances d'utilisation des terres). Ce modèle peut être utilisé pour explorer de quelle façon le changement climatique et l'utilisation des terres auront un impact sur les futures ressources pastorales en Afrique de l'Ouest. Nous allons également traduire la recherche scientifique fondamentale pour aider les communautés pauvres à se préparer et à s'adapter aux changements d’avenir, pour améliorer l'état nutritionnel et réduire la vulnérabilité des communautés pastorales locales.

    Chercheur Principal: Niall Hanan (South Dakota State University)

    Collaborateurs:

    Université de Bamako, Institute Polytechnique Rural, Agronomes et Vétérinaires Sans Frontières, Association pour le Développement Intégré dans la Savane et au Sahel, Centre d’Etudes et de Promotion Agropastorale, L'Association Nationale pour la Promotion de l'Elevage au Sénégal


  • Pacific Adaptation Climate Change Project Focuses on Replication and Up-Scaling

    Pacific Adaptation Climate Change Project Focuses on Replication and Up-Scaling

    Created by: admin | 2013-09-13 12:27

    Associated Organization: SPREP, GEF, UNDP, AusAid

    Summary:

    The Secretariat of the Pacific Regional Environment Programme (SPREP) convened the annual review meeting of the Pacific Adaptation to Climate Change (PACC) project, which provided participants the opportunity to showcase country activities as the project moves into its fourth year, focusing on replication and scaling-up of activities.

     

    According to SPREP, tools showcased by participating PACC countries illustrated the diversity of activities executed under the PACC project. Such tools included: the Cook Islands Coastal Calculator that is assisting in ensuring that the Mangaia Island harbor can withstand cyclones and storm surges; the 3-D mapping tool used in Vanuatu to decide on possible relocations of roads and villages further inland; and the engagement of community facilitators as a link between the project team and communities in Fiji, which has proven to enhance community ownership as well as project sustainability.


  • Programme of Research on Climate Change Vulnerability, Impacts and Adaptation (PROVIA)

    Programme of Research on Climate Change Vulnerability, Impacts and Adaptation (PROVIA)

    Created by: admin | 2013-09-10 19:06

    Associated Organization: UNEP, WMO, UNESCO

    Summary:

    The Programme of Research on Climate Change Vulnerability, Impacts and Adaptation (PROVIA) has released a report titled 'Research Priorities on Vulnerability, Impacts and Adaptation: Responding to the Climate Change Challenge,' which presents global research priorities that were identified through a consultation process with experts and policymakers, and are intended to serve as guidance to researchers, donor groups and other stakeholders.


  • Save Lives of Children from Lightning-Thunder Strike Deaths and Attacks!

    Save Lives of Children from Lightning-Thunder Strike Deaths and Attacks!

    Created by: buvad | 2013-09-03 15:41

    Associated Organization: Butakoola Village Association for Development

    Summary:

    Donate to Save lives of children from thunder strike deaths while you help Butakoola Village Association for Dvelopment (BUVAD) a local charity in Uganda to earn a permanent spot on Global Giving, an International fundraising website. All donations are tax deductible and a donation of only $10 can be of great importance. Please kindly share out this post on your facebook & twitter timeline as many times as possible per day. We only have 27 days left to raise the required US$5,000. Blessings to you all! Click the link below to donate to this cause: http://www.globalgiving.org/projects/save-26000-ugandan-children-from-lightning-hits/

    Lightning-Thunder strikes in Kayunga District and Uganda as a whole, are a horrible threat, hitting school children with their teachers and killing them in numbers. A survey by BUVAD shows that 90% of the schools in Kayunga District lack lightning-thunder arrestor gadgets and parents cannot fund raise for them. BUVAD will sensitize children on thunder avoidance measures and install thunder arrestor gadgets at 40 community primary schools in Kayunga. BUVAD will also donate rubber sandals.

    Lightning-Thunder Strikes have been noted to be one of the side effects of climate change issues which disaster is claiming lives in numbers in minute seconds! Hence BUVAD is coming in to substantiate on the government efforts to combat the challenge.


  • aWhere Weather: Free Weather Data for International Development

    aWhere Weather: Free Weather Data for International Development

    Created by: lizzy_leighty | 2013-08-08 00:20

    Associated Organization: aWhere, Inc.

    Summary:

    The platform, aWhere Weather, offers free access to historical, daily-observed and 8 days of daily forecasted ‘localized’ weather data for locations in South Asia; West, East and Southern Africa; Cental America; and Mexico.


  • UN-HABITAT, UNISDR Launch DRR, CCA Technical Centre for Southern Africa

    UN-HABITAT, UNISDR Launch DRR, CCA Technical Centre for Southern Africa

    Created by: admin | 2013-07-04 20:50

    Associated Organization: UN-HABITAT, UNISDR

    Summary:

    The UN Human Settlements Programme (UN-HABITAT) and the UN Office for Disaster Risk Reduction (UNISDR) launched a Disaster Risk Reduction (DRR) and Climate Change Adaptation (CCA) Technical Centre for Southern Africa, known as 'DIMSUR.' Madagascar, Malawi, Mozambique and the Comoros requested UN-HABITAT and UNISDR to facilitate the process to establish the Centre, which aims to reduce vulnerability and build community resilience in the four countries.

     

    DIMSUR will focus on increasing urban resilience by: creating synergies between the CCA and DDR agendas; developing capacities to build resilience; strengthening inter-country and regional partnerships; promoting good experiences, knowledge, practices and innovative programmes; and maximizing existing regional expertise, particularly within academia. DIMSUR will provide technical assistance and support knowledge exchange on CCA and DDR in Southern Africa.

     

    UN-HABITAT and UNISDR established DIMSUR following a three-year participatory process that included sub-regional consultations and a feasibility study. The EU and the World Bank's Global Facility for Disaster Reduction and Recovery will provide US$900,000 to support the Centre, which will be based at the National Institute of Meteorology (INAM) in Maputo, Mozambique. [UN-HABITAT Press Release]

    read more: http://africasd.iisd.org/news/un-habitat-unisdr-launch-drr-cca-technical-centre-for-southern-africa/


  • Land and Water Management Projects in the Gambia

    Land and Water Management Projects in the Gambia

    Created by: admin | 2013-07-04 20:43

    Associated Organization: IFAD

    Summary:

    As part of a series of long-term investments in the Gambia, the International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD) is celebrating the successful closure of the Participatory Integrated Watershed Management Project (PIWAMP) and the scaling up of its successor, the National Agricultural Land and Water Management Development Project (Nema).

     

    IFAD highlights that PIWAMP created new access to land and infrastructure in communities that were previously cut off from fields during the rainy season. They described an increase of maize, millet, peanut and sorghum production and a doubling of household food security. The program's construction of dikes and spillways resulted in the reclamation of 47,000 hectares of productive land. Access between communities and fields resulted in substantial growth in economic opportunities.

     

    The Nema project builds on the successes of PIWAMP and gives the government responsibility for implementation in a way that empowers rural women and young people. Nema is helping to distribute drought tolerant seeds, improving production tools through local innovation, and training youth in sustainable entrepreneurship, thereby linking agriculture to industry and services. [Rural Poverty Portal News]

     

    related categories:Africa | Agriculture & Food Security | Freshwater | IFAD | Land | Project | Stakeholder Participation | Sustainable Development | UN Programme, Agency or Fund | West Africa

     

    read more: http://africasd.iisd.org/news/ifad-to-continue-land-and-water-management-projects-in-the-gambia/


  • Adapting to Climate Change in China (ACCC)

    Adapting to Climate Change in China (ACCC)

    Created by: CharlotteKing | 2013-07-04 15:14

    Associated Organization: Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation (Switzerland); National Development and Reform Council (China); the INTASAVE-CARIBSAVE Group (Global)

    Summary:

    The overarching aim of Phase 1 of the China and South-South Scoping Assessment for Learning and Development initiative is to identify key opportunities and avenues for South-South learning and climate compatible development and how to best channel resources to share China's and developing countries' experiences of integrating climate adaptation into the development process. This project is being implemented in ten (10) countries across three regions including Africa (Angola, Ethiopia, Kenya, South Africa, Rwanda); Asia (Bangladesh, Nepal, Indonesia) and the Caribbean (Grenada, Jamaica). Final outputs from Phase 1, including the Full Report and Country Reports follow details on the project below.

    Read more at www.ccadaptation.org.cn

     

     

     

     

     


  • WWF Africa Adaptation Initiative

    Created by: shimwepya1 | 2013-06-17 10:32

    Associated Organization: WWF Eastern and Southern Africa Programme Office (ESARPO)

    Summary:

     

    The WWF Africa Adaptation Initiative (AAI) focuses on building capacity for integrating adaptation within conservation work in countries where WWF oeprates in Africa. At the moment, the Initiative is covers six countries under the Eastern and southern Africa Programme Office (ESARPO), namely; Kenya, Mozambiaque, Tanzania, Uganda, Zambia and Zimbabwe as well as the Madagascar and West Indian Ocean Programme Office (MWIOPO) in Madagascar.

    The approach taken is that oif building capacity amonf staff through training and technical support as well as the promotion of adaptation planning and implementation, within on-going conservation projects.


  • Making Climate Finance Work for Women in South Africa

    Making Climate Finance Work for Women in South Africa

    Created by: admin | 2013-06-14 20:01

    Associated Organization: Oxfam

    Summary:

     

    Women living in poverty across South Africa need support to adapt to climate change and to take an active part in the transition to a low carbon economy. This briefing sets out the context of climate finance in South Africa and provides recommendations to policy makers in South Africa for helping women to access and to benefit from climate finance. Read more http://cc.cc/OSfl

     


  • The Role of Local Institutions in Adaptive Processes to Climate Variability: The cases of southern Ethiopia and southern Mali

    The Role of Local Institutions in Adaptive Processes to Climate Variability: The cases of southern Ethiopia and southern Mali

    Created by: admin | 2013-06-14 19:58

    Associated Organization: Oxfam

    Summary:

     

    Farmers and herders in arid regions of Africa face serious challenges in adapting to climate change and variability. They are highly exposed to climate stresses, especially drought, but adaptation to climate change is far from being a clear-cut biophysical or technical problem: it is also a social challenge. Although communities in semi-arid zones have organized their cultures and livelihoods around uncertainty and the risk of drought, climate predictions indicate that new extremes will be a real challenge to their capacity to adapt. This report looks at local social institutions in Ethiopia and Mali and their role in adaptation. Read more http://cc.cc/OSfP

     


  • The Impact of Climate Change on Coffee in Uganda: Lessons from a case study in the Rwenzori Mountains

    The Impact of Climate Change on Coffee in Uganda: Lessons from a case study in the Rwenzori Mountains

    Created by: admin | 2013-06-14 19:51

    Associated Organization: Oxfam

    Summary:

    Coffee is a major cash crop in Uganda, but research shows that the smallholder farmers who produce 90% of it could have their already vulnerable livelihoods made more vulnerable by climate change.

    Oxfam’s research project interviewed coffee farmers in the Rwenzori Mountains and found that they are aware that the climate is changing and becoming less predictable, and have used various adaptation strategies. But for Arabica coffee, which can only be grown at high altitudes in Uganda, climate change and rising temperatures are likely to further restrict the areas in which it can be grown.

     

    This report makes recommendations for adapting coffee production in Uganda to reduce the impact of climate change on the economy and to reduce the risks that smallholder farmers will fall further into poverty. Read more http://cc.cc/OSkg

     


  • Community dams aim to build water security in arid Kenya

    Community dams aim to build water security in arid Kenya

    Created by: admin | 2013-06-04 14:18

    Associated Organization: Thomson Reuters Foundation

    Summary:

    KATUTHIA, Kenya (Thomson Reuters Foundation) – Before arriving at Katuthia village in lower Eastern Kenya, a visitor travels through parched countryside, with stretches of land sprouting newly sown crops that are already withering after three days without rain.

    Lone herders trailed by cattle and goats cast glance at the skies, hoping rain will fall again soon to fill the drinking troughs. Until it does, some will stop at Katuthia village and join groups of women gathered at the Kasomo dam, all drawn there by the same thing: water.

    At the water-harvesting reservoir—built, owned and maintained by the community as an adaptation to worsening drought —both man and livestock share the precious resource until it runs out. Even then, users say they are not worried – when the rainy season comes, the dam will soon be full again.

    Read more http://cc.cc/GVKs