Projects for Theme 'Poverty and vulnerability'
Created by: andremershon | 2009-07-15 11:33
Associated Organization: United Nations Development Program/Global Environment Facility
The UNDP-GEF Community Based Adaptation (CBA) project in Niger is designed to implement community-based projects that seek to enhance the resiliency of communities, and/or the ecosystems on which they rely, to climate change impacts.
Created by: steveieb | 2009-07-13 07:13
Associated Organization: Knowledge Management Africa www.kmafrica.com
Summary: Knowledge Management Africa (www.KMAfrica.com) is a continental participatory network for Africa's Knowledge Management community.
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.
Created by: calebfaith | 2009-07-05 05:08
Associated Organization: Global Hope Mobilization
Summary: Global Hope Mobilization
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
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.