Knowledge Sharing for Climate Change Adaption

Projects for Theme 'Climate Science'

  • Scenario planning to assess the implications of climate change on land and water use within the agricultural sector

    Scenario planning to assess the implications of climate change on land and water use within the agricultural sector

    Created by: adaptingccc | 2013-05-08 20:31

    Associated Organization: Eden district municipality, Wildlife & Environment Society of South Africa

    Summary:

    The overarching aim of the project is to identify and promote logical, financially feasible alternatives that will encourage wise, and sustainable use of land and water resources within the agricultural sector of the Garden Route. A significant portion of the agricultural sector within the Garden Route is currently financially unstable and environmentally unsustainable. In these areas inappropriate cultivation and irrigation, overstocking, and illegal activities are causing significant damage to natural resources.

     


  • Livelihoods and adaptation of fisher communities to impact of climate variability and change: A case study of Lake Wamala, Uganda.

    Livelihoods and adaptation of fisher communities to impact of climate variability and change: A case study of Lake Wamala, Uganda.

    Created by: Laban | 2013-04-12 14:55

    Associated Organization: Makerere University and NaFIRRI

    Summary:

     

    The changes in fisheries and other natural resources which are sensitive to climate change affect livelihoods of  communities. There is limited knowledge on impact of climate variability and change on the livelihoods  to facilitate and guide development of adaptation and mitigation measures to  sustain livelihoods in the face of changing climate  that is expected to intensify in future.   This project aims at using quantitative data and survey questionnairrres to determine variations in climate parameters, Key demographic characteristics, Major livelihoods, Adaptation and Mitigation measures of fisher communities with an aim of enhancing adaptation and mitigation. It will be conducted on a shallow Lake which has manifested changes in climate parameters over decades.


  • MR. LAWRENCE AKPALU

    Created by: Lawrence | 2013-03-05 19:01

    Associated Organization: FORESTRY COMMISSION ,GHANA

    Summary:

    Climate change has affected most of Ghana agriculture crops especially COCOA (THEOBROMA CACAO) . In view of the above I  used spatial analysis  approach to determine this  geographical changes and how these changes affect Cocoa production in Ghana.

     


  • Burundi, Rwanda Collaborate to Increase Climate Resilience and Water Security

    Burundi, Rwanda Collaborate to Increase Climate Resilience and Water Security

    Created by: admin | 2013-03-01 13:34

    Associated Organization: Global Water Forum

    Summary:

    The Governments of Burundi and Rwanda are collaborating on integrated water resources management (IWRM) as part of the Water, Climate and Development Programme (WACDEP), a Global Water Partnership (GWP) project. WACDEP aims to increase climate resilience and water security in the Kagera water basin catchment, which is part of the Rwanda-Burundi Cyohoha transboundary catchment area.

    WACDEP held a series of workshops to raise citizen awareness on: how the catchment area provides protection from natural hazards, including droughts and floods; and how human practices can damage lake resources and deplete fisheries. The workshops, which were held between August and December 2012, also aimed to change local perceptions of Lake Cyohoha as a state-owned resource by promoting local ownership and access to information. Read more http://bit.ly/XeKa4j


  • Adaptation Strategies in Kenya, Niger and Uganda

    Adaptation Strategies in Kenya, Niger and Uganda

    Created by: admin | 2013-03-01 13:26

    Associated Organization: UNDP

    Summary:

    The International Institute for Sustainable Development (IISD) has published three reports on climate risk management (CRM) in Kenya, Niger and Uganda, as part of the UN Development Programme’s (UNDP) Climate Risk Management (CRM) Technical Assistance Support Project (TASP). The reports illustrate how different communities in high-risk countries may have to adapt to a changing climate across a range of sectors.

    CRM TASP is led by UNDP's Bureau for Crisis Prevention and Recovery (BCPR) with inputs from the UNDP Bureau for Development Policy Energy and Environment Group (BDP/EEG). The objective of the project is to analyze risks to development associated with climate variability and change in order to define and prioritize risk management solution measures in both the short- and long-term. Read more http://bit.ly/13sIPdz


  • CARIAA/IRCAAA: Call for Concept Notes/Appel à notes conceptuelles

    CARIAA/IRCAAA: Call for Concept Notes/Appel à notes conceptuelles

    Created by: admin | 2013-02-20 17:24

    Associated Organization: IDRC, DFID

    Summary:

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    CARIAA is a seven-year research program launched in 2012 and jointly funded by the UK’s Department for International Development (DFID) and Canada’s International Development Research Centre (IDRC).

     

    CARIAA supports collaborative, interdisciplinary research in three climate change hot spots in Africa and Asia: deltas, river basins affected by glacial and snowpack melt, and semi-arid regions. Visit our website for more about our approach.


  • The aWhere Platform - provides daily observed weather for East and West Africa, among other global locations

    The aWhere Platform - provides daily observed weather for East and West Africa, among other global locations

    Created by: admin | 2013-02-01 14:05

    Associated Organization: aWhere Inc.

    Summary:

    The aWhere Platform uses the two most fundamental properties of any event – location and time – to organize, manage, combine and analyze data. This means that disparate data sets can be managed in one comprehensive system. Users gain new insight by being able to analyze side-by-side information at the same spatial and temporal scales. This unique approach is very applicable to Global Health and Agricultural Development due to the inherently spatial and temporal variation of, for example, crop growth, disease and weather.

    Read more
    http://www.awhere.com/en-us/weather-p

     


  • Mozambique’s Strategic Programme for Climate Resilience

    Mozambique’s Strategic Programme for Climate Resilience

    Created by: admin | 2013-01-16 18:09

    Associated Organization: AfDB

    Summary:

    The Climate Investment Funds (CIF) have reported on the implementation of Mozambique's US$100 million strategic programme for climate resilience, which was endorsed in June 2011 by the CIF through its Pilot Program for Climate Resilience (PPCR) window.

    The Government of Mozambique, together with the World Bank, the International Finance Corporation (IFC) and the African Development Bank (AfDB), is developing climate-resilient projects envisioning policy and institutional change in several sectors,  such as agriculture, coastal cities, transport, water management, forestry and learning.

    According to CIF, seven pilot projects are planned with special emphasis on: the drought-prone Limpopo watershed; the flood-prone Zambezi watersheds; and the coastal city of Beira, which is vulnerable to rising sea levels, storms and erosion. Read more http://bit.ly/UsDgpj


  • STEPS TO GREEN FUTURE

    STEPS TO GREEN FUTURE

    Created by: GreenCity | 2012-11-10 15:34

    Associated Organization: Green Sun Cities

    Summary:

    There is a school of thought that argues that Thika road is an overdue project. Everyone in the world is calling for reducing smoke or carbon emissions while Kenya is busy constructing roads. Is it? Lest we  forget of the Chinese saying that a journey of a thousand mile begins with a single step. Simple maths. Calculate hours spent in traffic jam, motor vehicle engines running, heat and smoke emitted, one does not need a scientist to proof that carbon emissions are more in such a state compared to less time in traffic. For more click here


  • Models for a resilient future: Community based adaptation projects in Malawi provide template for local responses to climatic threats

    Models for a resilient future: Community based adaptation projects in Malawi provide template for local responses to climatic threats

    Created by: admin | 2012-10-24 16:29

    Associated Organization: UNDP/AAP

    Summary:

    In the area around Malawi’s Mulanje Mountain, the felling of trees by informal settlers for use as fuel and in charcoal production has led to deforestation, erosion and landslides. But an AAP pilot project, implemented by the World Food Programme (WFP), is showing how an integrated approach can respond to the effects of compounding natural and man-made disasters. This is but one of a range of AAP projects and initiatives in Malawi that have been implemented in collaboration with the WFP, of which a series of pilot projects is designed to demonstrate small scale initiatives that can secure the livelihoods of vulnerable communities. Read more http://bit.ly/XfyahR


  • Rwanda on track to introduce early warning system: AAP Rwanda recently hosted a one-month training programme to build national capacity in meteorological forecasting and disaster preparedness.

    Rwanda on track to introduce early warning system: AAP Rwanda recently hosted a one-month training programme to build national capacity in meteorological forecasting and disaster preparedness.

    Created by: admin | 2012-10-24 16:16

    Associated Organization: UNDP/AAP

    Summary:

    AAP Rwanda recently hosted a one-month training programme to build national capacity in meteorological forecasting and disaster preparedness. The training was the third part of a four-step plan by AAP and the LCDF to establish an early warning and disaster preparedness system in Rwanda. It saw staff from the Rwanda Meteorological Centre tackle a huge number of meteorological science and forecasting topics ranging from receiving, processing and validating data to climate modelling, and seasonal rainfall and temperature predictions. A key part of the training focused on the use of early warning system information for disaster prevention. Read more http://bit.ly/PQnWE1


  • The many benefits of meteorological capacity: Equipment sourced by AAP Burkina Faso makes a range of national planning initiatives possible

    The many benefits of meteorological capacity: Equipment sourced by AAP Burkina Faso makes a range of national planning initiatives possible

    Created by: admin | 2012-10-24 16:09

    Associated Organization: UNDP/AAP

    Summary:

    To help Burkina Faso’s national meteorological service provide reliable, detailed and up-to-date weather monitoring and forecasting, the AAP team there recently helped it acquire new automated weather stations (AWS). A total of 16 AWS were procured, comprising six agro-meteorological stations and 10 hydro-meteorological stations. The new equipment will double the number of weather stations in the country thereby strengthening the capacity of the Directorate General of Meteorology’s (DGM) weather data collection network to provide real-time weather monitoring and more efficient measuring of climatic changes in Burkina Faso. Read more http://bit.ly/TaqZl6


  • Proposal Project Title: Climate change Radio Advocacy “Rethinking about the Future” in Liberia

    Created by: momo | 2012-10-13 22:57

    Associated Organization: Friends of the Earth-Liberia Inc

    Summary: Liberia is one of the many countries where climate change and environmental education is a new concept. Despite the fact that climate change is posing a major threat to the livelihood security of most local communities, the majority of Liberian have little or no understanding about how to adapt or mitigate this problem. This is a country where majority of its population live in the rural areas and agriculture represents the major employer. Between 75% - 85% of the population are engaged in subsistence and cash crops farming. Liberia will be highly vulnerable to climate change due to limited adaptive capacities and widespread poverty. Over the past 40 years Liberia has experienced a number of climate-induced disasters, including floods in West Point Township (1965), Kakata (1983), Suakoko District, Bong County (1984), Jagaka town, Grand Cape Mount county (1997), Zoe-geh and Gbelly-geh districts, Nimba County (2001), and Gbarnga (August 2005). However, the intent of this project is to highlight the barriers to adaptation and propose strategies for sustain solution, help to reduce the information gap between policy makers and the general public as well as enhancing more public participation and engagement in climate change adoption and mitigation discussion in the country. We also envisage to sensitizer the public on environmental protection issues. The duration of this propose project will be for one year (12 months). This project will be implemented in our present project areas of Sinoe, Grand Bassa, Nimba and Montserrado Counties with replications in adjacent communities of areas just specified and possibly extended to other counties. In the process we intend to share impacts of this project with national and international partners for possible joint projects or programs as the case may be.


  • Awareness Raising of Renewable Energy Technologies Tanzania

    Awareness Raising of Renewable Energy Technologies Tanzania

    Created by: matimbwi | 2012-04-22 11:16

    Associated Organization: Tanzania Renewable Energy Association

    Summary:

    The project has the objective of raising awareness of renewable energy technologies in Tanzania. The project aims at scaling up the acceptance and use of the clean renewable energy technologies and reversing the climate change.


  • Adapting to climate change in coastal Dar es Salaam

    Created by: liana | 2012-04-16 20:14

    Associated Organization: Sapienza University of Rome and ARDHI University

    Summary:

    The aim is to contribute to the implementation of the National Adaptation Programme of Action of the United Republic of Tanzania, focusing mainly on two of its priority sectors for adaptation strategies: human settlements and coastal and marine resources. The action’s specific objectives is to improve the effectiveness of Dar municipalities’ initiatives for supporting coastal peri-urban population in their efforts to adapt 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.