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African Adaptation Research Centres (AARC) workshop Executive Report


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Date of publication: 2010-01-01

Associated Organization: IDRC

Themes: Agriculture, fisheries and food security, Forestry, Health, International climate negotiations, Poverty and vulnerability, Water

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

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

Summary:This meeting was the first between the seven African Adaptation Research Centres (AARC) initiative projects supported through the Government of Canada’s Fast-Start Climate Finance funding. The meeting served to focus research and capacity building plans and activities more carefully based on peer and expert feedback from a wide range of experts on climate change adaptation in Africa. Specific actions that are going to be taken as a result of this meeting include: 1. An end of project peer-review publication of case studies on economic analysis of adaptation options; 2. Refined communication strategies for each of the projects to specify target audiences and how research will inform policy; 3. The integration of the seven AARC projects into the AfricaAdapt network ( and the IDRC supported research to policy platform (being led by the Conseil Ouest et Centre Africain pour la Recherche et le Développement Agricoles - CORAF); 4. The refinement of how projects are measuring adaptation to develop better business cases for climate finance; 5. A communications strategy for AARC partners’ involvement in COP-17 in Durban.

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