Knowledge Sharing for Climate Change Adaption

Projects for Theme 'Poverty and vulnerability'

  • 2011 START Grants for Global Environmental Change (GEC) Research  in Africa

    2011 START Grants for Global Environmental Change (GEC) Research in Africa

    Created by: admin | 2011-08-08 06:41

    Associated Organization: START

    Summary: START is pleased to announce the grantees for the 2011 START Grants for Global Environmental Change Research in Africa. The theme of this year's Call for Applications was climate change, agriculture, and food security with an emphasis on the sustainability of ecosystem services. In 2011, 16 grants have been awarded to 64 cooperating scientists across 16 African countries.


  • Global Framework for Climate Services: Coordinated Regional Downscaling Experiment (CORDEX)

    Global Framework for Climate Services: Coordinated Regional Downscaling Experiment (CORDEX)

    Created by: admin | 2011-08-08 06:20

    Associated Organization: START

    Summary: The Coordinated Regional Downscaling Experiment (CORDEX) program was recently initiated by the World Climate Research Program with the aim of developing an international coordinated framework for generating improved regional climate change projections worldwide.


  • Indigeous knowledge of wild food plants

    Indigeous knowledge of wild food plants

    Created by: admin | 2011-08-05 06:19

    Associated Organization: UNDP

    Summary: The Emergency Unit for Ethiopia of The United Nations Development Programme has recently issued a report titled "Wild-food Plants in Ethiopia: Reflections on the role of wild-foods and famine-foods at a time of drought" by Dr. Yves Guinand and Dechassa Lemessa (see attached).


  • The Multicrop Matrix

    The Multicrop Matrix

    Created by: coolworld | 2011-08-02 13:34

    Associated Organization: Cool World Climate Path, part of the Goedgedacht Trust

    Summary:

    To teach the principles of intercropping, as well as a number of viable Matrix models for different regions, allowing small farmers greater food security (through diversification), improved land use and more sustainable methods for farming closer to nature.


  • The Mantra Project

    The Mantra Project

    Created by: spanda | 2011-07-23 06:32

    Associated Organization: Spanda Foundation

    Summary: Mantra is a project of green micrifinance.


  • Meet & Greet meeting in Accra, April 2011

    Meet & Greet meeting in Accra, April 2011

    Created by: admin | 2011-07-22 12:27

    Associated Organization: AfricaAdapt

    Summary:

    Overview of Meet & Greet meeting in Accra, April 2011 Core issues that were highlighted over the course of the discussions.


  • Call for Abstracts: Planet under Pressure conference

    Call for Abstracts: Planet under Pressure conference

    Created by: admin | 2011-07-18 12:51

    Associated Organization: CCAFS

    Summary: Submitted by AGhosh on 29 June 2011 Filed under: Careers and calls Due 19 August 2011. Abstract submission is now open for Planet Under Pressure 2012: New Knowledge Towards Solutions. This major international science conference focusing on solutions to the global sustainability challenge. This is an open call for participants and for abstracts for presentations and posters to be submitted against a variety of session topics.


  • Adaptation Stories

    Adaptation Stories

    Created by: admin | 2011-07-03 08:51

    Associated Organization: IDRC

    Summary: Adaptation stories Document Type: Case Study, Report Citation: 60 pp. Production Year: 2010 Creator: Fatima Denton and Alioune Badara Kaere


  • Integrating water with climate change adaptation plans

    Integrating water with climate change adaptation plans

    Created by: admin | 2011-07-03 08:21

    Associated Organization: AfricaAdapt

    Summary: This policy brief, published by the UK Parliamentary Office of Science and Technology, argues that water resource management should not be overlooked in plans for climate change adaptation in Africa. Africa is vulnerable to climate change impacts which are, in large part, connected by water. Rainfall is uneven and unpredictable across different parts of the continent and varies dramatically by season. These variations can bring about floods and severe droughts that can last for years.


  • Adaptation Market Place

    Adaptation Market Place

    Created by: admin | 2011-07-03 07:36

    Associated Organization: Oxfam America

    Summary: Adaptation Technologies - The new adaptation marketplace: Climate change and opportunities for green economic growth Climate change is a growing humanitarian crisis that we cannot ignore. Developing innovative ways to adapt to its impacts is a necessity. Policies that address the impact of global warming on the world’s most vulnerable communities can drive the market toward new innovation and stimulate the US economy.


  • Message to ‘The Hard To Reach’ on Environmental Conservation   and Climate Change

    Message to ‘The Hard To Reach’ on Environmental Conservation and Climate Change

    Created by: wamuthoni | 2011-06-29 23:43

    Associated Organization: Tree Is Life Trust

    Summary: Communities living in the project target area have very poor access to ICTs from where they can get updates about climate change contributing to high levels of ignorance. Poor information technology facilities are cited as the cause to the high ignorance levels since they hinder effective information flow. Awareness raising and sensitization activities are seen as the major tools to create sustainable environmental management hence the rationale of this project.


  • Knowledge Sharing Innovation Fund 2011 - DEADLINE EXTENDED

    Created by: binetou | 2011-06-27 16:12

    Associated Organization: AfricaAdapt

    Summary:

    Launch of the 3rd Edition of the AfricaAdapt Knowledge Sharing Innovation Fund


  • AfricaAdapt Symposium Proceedings

    AfricaAdapt Symposium Proceedings

    Created by: admin | 2011-06-23 06:32

    Associated Organization: AfricaAdapt

    Summary: One publication, hundreds of voices These proceedings of the 2011 AfricaAdapt Climate Change Symposium have been assembled to share the wealth of research, experiences, and co-constructed knowledge that emerged from the three-day, bilingual symposium with the wider climate and development community.


  • African Adaptation Research Centres (AARC)

    African Adaptation Research Centres (AARC)

    Created by: admin | 2011-06-19 11:23

    Associated Organization: IDRC

    Summary:

    The African Adaptation Research Centres (AARC) initiative supports seven centres of excellence in Africa to conduct research and build organizational capacity related to climate change adaptation.


  • AfricaAdapt at the AgKnowledge Shair Fair

    AfricaAdapt at the AgKnowledge Shair Fair

    Created by: admin | 2011-04-30 09:00

    Associated Organization: AfricaAdapt

    Summary: AfricaAdapt particvipation to the AgKnowledge Share Fair - Addis Abeba, 18-21 October 2010. The AgKnowledge Share Fair was organized by the International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI) and was attended by over 200 participants from all over the world.


  • System wise practical solutions for Adaptation to Climate Change and orientations for partnerships

    System wise practical solutions for Adaptation to Climate Change and orientations for partnerships

    Created by: admin | 2011-04-14 06:27

    Associated Organization: FARA

    Summary: Adaptation is a matter of internally organized and/or externally driven transition of agriculture in the face of climate change: from Vulnerability to Resilience; from Adaptation to Mitigation; from piece meal adaptation to Transformational Process. Diagnosis of conditions hampering progress should identify the components for remediation and should support sets of proposals for addressing the issues, mobilizing the resource, organizations, attitudes.


  • 5th Community Based Adaptation Conference, Dhaka, Bangladesh

    5th Community Based Adaptation Conference, Dhaka, Bangladesh

    Created by: admin | 2011-04-02 13:20

    Associated Organization: AfricaAdapt

    Summary: Adaptation Conference Concludes in Dhaka 31 March 2011: The Fifth International Conference on Community-Based Adaptation (CBA), organized by the International Institute for Environment and Development (IIED) and the Bangladesh Centre for Advanced Studies (BCAS), took place in Dhaka, Bangladesh from 28-31 March 2010, around the theme “Scaling Up: Beyond Pilots.”


  • CCAFS Competitive call on gender and climate change

    Created by: admin | 2011-03-23 06:28

    Associated Organization: AfricaAdapt

    Summary: The CGIAR Program on Climate Change, Agriculture, and Food Security (CCAFS) is seeking proposals on gender and climate change by female scientists who are citizens of and are affiliated with a university or research institute in a CCAFS country, which includes Ethiopia, Kenya, Tanzania, Uganda, Burkina Faso, Ghana, Mali, Niger, Senegal, Bangladesh, India, or Nepal. The full guideline for applicants and application form are available at http://www.ccafs.cgiar.org


  • Join the African Climate Teach-In Day 2011

    Join the African Climate Teach-In Day 2011

    Created by: fmannke | 2011-03-21 09:20

    Associated Organization: Hamburg University of Applied Sciences, International Climate Change Information Programme (ICCIP)

    Summary:

    The first "African Climate Teach-In Day" will take place on 3rd June 2011. This is a day devoted to lectures and lessons around the issue of climate change in Africa, to be held in universities and secondary schools across the continent. Download ready-to-go presentations and register at www.african.climateday.net.


  • CLIMATE 2011: worldwide online climate conference "Climate change and disaster risk management"

    CLIMATE 2011: worldwide online climate conference "Climate change and disaster risk management"

    Created by: fmannke | 2011-03-18 07:18

    Associated Organization: Hamburg University of Applied Sciences, International Climate Change Information Programme (ICCIP)

    Summary: The 4th on-line climate conference CLIMATE 2011 fills a research gap and discusses emerging issues related to climate variation, climate change and disaster risk management. It will also showcase latest examples of how to ensure that matters related to climate variability and climate change are duly considered in disaster risk management.


  • CALESA - developing promising strategies using analogue locations in Eastern+Southern Africa

    CALESA - developing promising strategies using analogue locations in Eastern+Southern Africa

    Created by: fmannke | 2011-03-18 06:41

    Associated Organization: Hamburg University of Applied Sciences, Research and Transfer Center Applications of Life Sciences

    Summary: The CALESA project (www.calesa-project.net) will test potential agricultural adaptation strategies for rain-fed agriculture in the semi-arid and sub-humid tropics, in particular Kenya and Zimbabwe. This will be achieved by using a combination of model-based ex-ante analyses and iterative field-based research on station and in farmers’ fields.


  • WB GFDRR GHA workshops

    Created by: wcrp_valery | 2011-03-11 08:18

    Associated Organization: WCRP, GCOS, WMO, ICPAC, World Bank

    Summary: Climate Observations and Regional Modelling in Support of Climate Risk Management and Sustainable Development for the GHA region


  • Special panels on gender and youth; Ethiopia; the Fellowship Programme; and agriculture & food security

    Created by: admin | 2011-03-10 08:31

    Associated Organization: AfricaAdapt

    Summary: There were four 'special panels' that were presented at the symposium, which cut across the main themes of the symposium. These were: Innovations in Agriculture and Food Security; Lessons from the African Climate Change Fellowship Programme; Case Studies from Ethiopia; Gender and Youth


  • Adaptation to climate variability in the coastal zone

    Adaptation to climate variability in the coastal zone

    Created by: dobura | 2011-03-02 21:59

    Associated Organization: CORDIO East Africa

    Summary: The project combines expertise from coral bleaching work and meteorology to develop a Coastal Climate Outlook to forecast climate hazards to which coastal communities are vulnerable. Social vulnerability to climate change will be measured, and tools refined, for broader use in Eastern Africa. Combined with ecological vulnerability work, these will be integrated into climate response strategies for coastal communities dependent on marine and coastal resources.


  • New thinking on community-led responses: From local to global

    Created by: admin | 2011-02-18 08:34

    Associated Organization: AfricaAdapt

    Summary: Nearly 200 researchers, civil society actors, donors, government officials, NGO practitioners and media specialists gathered in Addis Ababa to share and learn at this 3-day event. The keynote speaker for this theme is Dr. Lindiwe Sibanda (CEO, Food, Agriculture and Natural Resources Policy Analysis Network - FANRPARN).