Knowledge Sharing for Climate Change Adaption

Projects for Theme 'Poverty and vulnerability'

  • UNDP-GEF Community-Based Adaptation (Niger)

    UNDP-GEF Community-Based Adaptation (Niger)

    Created by: andremershon | 2009-07-15 11:33

    Associated Organization: United Nations Development Program/Global Environment Facility

    Summary:

    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.


  • KMAfrica.com Knowledge Management Africa

    KMAfrica.com Knowledge Management Africa

    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.


  • Wet-Africa.org

    Wet-Africa.org

    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.


  • Civic educating rural communities on climate change adaptation

    Created by: calebfaith | 2009-07-05 05:08

    Associated Organization: Global Hope Mobilization

    Summary: Global Hope Mobilization


  • Community awareness creation project on climate change - Ugenya district

    Community awareness creation project on climate change - Ugenya district

    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.


  • Enchi youth promote climate change education/adaptation

    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


  • Alternative fuel to wood charcoal

    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.


  • Adaptation mechanisms to climate change in two contrasting rural communities in Morocco

    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.


  • Community led actions against food insecurity in Maradi district – Niger

    Community led actions against food insecurity in Maradi district – Niger

    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.