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    SENEGAL CLIMATE CHANGE VULNERABILITY ASSESSMENT AND OPTIONS ANALYSIS

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    admin | 2015-01-18 | 2.7 MB | details

    The African and Latin American Resilience to Climate Change (ARCC) Program has published a report,

    Senegal Climate Change Vulnerability Assessment and Options Analysis. The study is focused on the rural pastoral and rain-fed farming areas of four departments in Eastern Senegal: Matam, Kanel, Goudiry, and Bakel. The study area straddles several different agro-ecological zones, with livestock raising playing a greater role in livelihoods located in the more arid North. In the more humid South, communities rely more on crop farming and forest resources.

     

  • The IPCC’s Fifth Assessment Report: What’s in it for Africa?

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    admin | 2014-07-30 | 3.2 MB | details

    The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) has produced the most comprehensive assessment of climate change ever. The Fifth Assessment Report (http://www.ipcc.ch ), which the IPCC is releasing in four parts between September 2013 and November 2014, is the work of 830 expert authors, from 85 countries. Its first three volumes already stretch to 5,000+ pages.

     

    Now the Climate and Development Knowledge Network (www.cdkn.org) and Overseas Development Institute (www.odi.org.uk) have released a succinct guide to the assessment for decision-makers in Africa.

     

    The IPCC’s Fifth Assessment Report: What’s in it for Africa?  distils the richest material on climate impacts and trends in Africa, and African experiences in adaptation and mitigation, from the thousands of pages of the Fifth Assessment Report. The expert research team has worked under the guidance of IPCC Coordinating Lead Authors and Reviewers to ensure fidelity to the original material.

     

    The IPCC’s Fifth Assessment Report: What’s in it for Africa? aims to make the IPCC’s important material more accessible and usable to African audiences. This guide responds to wide demand for region-specific information.

     

    The guide is part of a suite of materials to promote the key findings of the IPCC’s Fifth Assessment Report. Forthcoming companion volumes will provide a digest of IPCC findings for: South Asia; Latin America; and Small Island Developing States. Please visit www.cdkn.org/ar5-toolkit from 16 July 2014, to access a range of resources, including free-to-use images and infographics.

     

  • GIZC - Bulletin d’information - Janvier-Février 2014

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    admin | 2014-05-13 | 225.3 KB | details

    Identification des projets pilotes par les communautés de base dans les 4 sites du projet GIZC

    En vue de permettre leur implication dans la mise en oeuvre de la GIZC, les communautés locales ont été invitées a proposer des projets. Après analyse et discussions, les propositions suivantes ont été retenues :

    •Zone de Saint Louis : le Gandiole – le Gandon - La langue de Barbarie. Un grand projet de gestion des déchets y sera mis en oeuvre. Ce projet consistera à transformer les GIE CETOM, (Collecte Evacuation et Traitement des Ordures Ménagères) en charge de la gestion communautaire des ordures, en entreprises sociales et répliquer l’expérience dans les autres zones.

    •Zone de Malika : un projet de reboisement sera effectué dans une ancienne carrière de sable.

    •Zone de Joal : l’accent sera mis sur des activités de communication et de sensibilisation. Pour mener à bien ces activités, des contacts ont été pris avec des organisations actives à Joal notamment l’ONG APTE, et l’Association JVE (Jeunes Volontaires pour l’Environnement) afin de mieux impliquer les jeunes.

    • Zone de Mbour: Commune de Mbour et collectivités rurales du département : Warang - Nianing - Mballing- Pointe Saréne : un (1) projet sur la gestion des déchets avait été proposé par le comité local. Pour lancer les premières activités, un focus sera mis sur les plages avec la mise en place de Comités de Salubrité des Plages et le lancement d’une communauté de pratique.

  • Mise en Place d’une Communauté de Pratiques à Mbour - Rapport de la première Phase

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    admin | 2014-04-08 | 367.1 KB | details

    Pour parler de Communauté de pratique (CP), il y a essentiellement trois (03) éléments 

    incontournables que sont : le domaine, la communauté, la pratique. Selon le contexte, les CP 

    peuvent également prendre des formes différentes qui allient une taille grande, moyenne ou 

    petite, ainsi qu’un modèle organisationnel spécifique. Certaines CP ont un caractère local 

    quand d’autres rayonnent sur des espaces géographiques plutôt larges. Une CP peut être de 

    type formel ou simplement informel, mais cela comporte également des enjeux en termes 

    d’appui notamment financier dont elles peuvent bénéficier pour mener leurs activités. 

  • Processus de Mise en Place d’une Communauté de Pratiques à Mbour

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    admin | 2014-04-08 | 269.3 KB | details

    Gestion Intégrée des Zones Côtières - PROCESSUS DE MISE EN PLACE D’UNE COMMUNAUTE DE PRATIQUES A MBOUR - LES ETAPES DU PROCESSUS

  • GROUNDWATER AVAILABILITY AND USE IN SUB-SAHARAN AFRICA: A REVIEW OF 15 COUNTRIES

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    admin | 2013-12-23 | 4.7 MB | details

     

    This book is the culmination of extensive surveys of the literature across 15 Sub-Saharan Africa nations that has resulted in country-level reports that have compiled data, maps and information on the groundwater use, challenges faced, existing policies and future steps needed to promote sustainable use of the resource. The chapters within have drawn from those country reports and aim to provide an overview of the groundwater status within these countries and to bring out the major research gaps that exist.

     

  • Designing Climate Change Adaptation Initiatives - UNDP Toolkit for Practitioners

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    admin | 2013-12-17 | 5.7 MB | details

     

    This Toolkit aspires to support all those involved in the design of measurable, verifiable, and reportable adaptation initiatives. It provides step-by-step guidance. As such, it seeks to answer the following question: What are the basic steps in planning and designing an adaptation initiative?

     

  • Community-based adaptation: an approach to build resilience and sustainable development in West Africa

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    admin | 2013-11-19 | 1.1 MB | details

    Participants from 12 West African countries confirmed the urgent need for community-based adaptation to respond to the adverse effects of climate change at a West Africa Learning Event in Cotonou, 3-6th September 2013. 72 participants from a diverse range of 36 NGO and research organisations and 14 government organisations shared and reflected on their experiences, successes, challenges, opportunities, questions and future perspectives across the region. This communiqué is the collective product of these deliberations conveying strong messages on the crucial need to develop effective adaptation practice and policies to secure livelihoods and realise resilient development and economic growth in the face of an uncertain and changing climate.

  • Integrating Climate and Disaster Risk into Development: The World Bank Group Experience

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    admin | 2013-11-19 | 4.3 MB | details

    This report presents the World Bank’s experience in climate and disaster resilient development, and contends that such development is essential to eliminating extreme poverty and achieving shared prosperity by 2030. The report recognizes, however, that such development requires additional start-up costs, which pay off in the long run if done correctly. Given this, the report argues for closer collaboration between the climate resilience and disaster risk management communities, and the incorporation of climate and disaster resilience into broader development processes. Selected case studies are used throughout this report to illustrate promising approaches, lessons learned and remaining challenges.

  • Papier ENDA sur les "Pertes et Dommages" liés aux changements climatiques

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    admin | 2013-10-09 | 3.2 MB | details

    Ce papier fait d’abord une esquisse de l’historique sur la question des “pertes et dommages” lies aux changements climatiques tout en explorant les différentes approches pertinentes pour le continent africain, pour faire face au problème.

    Ce papier tente aussi de répondre à la question de savoir en quoi la problématique des pertes et dommages lies au changement climatique pourrait-elle être transformée en opportunité pour l’Afrique.

    Afin d’aider à une meilleure compréhension des “pertes et dommages” (impacts résiduels et ses causes) par les décideurs et autres parties prenantes en Afrique de l’Ouest et du centre, ENDA lance un programme de travail sur la question. Ce programme de travail a aussi pour but de promouvoir les approches de réduction des pertes et dommages notamment à travers des études de cas en Afrique de l’Ouest et du centre. 

  • ENDA paper on Climate-induced Loss and Damage

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    admin | 2013-10-07 | 3.2 MB | details

    This paper starts with a historical background of the issue of climate induced loss and damage within UNFCCC, proposes a definition of "loss and damage” and explore some of the existing approaches to address loss and damage relevant in an African context.

    This paper also tries to respond to the question of how "Loss and damage" could be an opportunity for Africa and what are the required prerequisites to this endeavour.

    In order to increase understanding on what is loss and damage - residual impacts and its causes among West and Central African countries through their governance and organisational representatives, ENDA is launching a work program on "loss and damage". This work program aims at promoting approaches to addressing loss and damage (residual impacts) with case study examples from the West and Central Africa region.

  • Rapport Final - ENDA_"Agriculture, Changement Climatique et Responsabilité Sociétale des Organisations"

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    admin | 2013-09-01 | 4.2 MB | details

    "Initiative Savoirs, Culture et Développement Durable" 

    Première édition intitulée "Agriculture, Changement Climatique et Responsabilité Sociétale des Organisations"

  • Ensuring devolution supports to adaptation and climate resilient growth in Kenya

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    admin | 2013-07-05 | 566.3 KB | details

    Effective governance of natural resources is crucial for adaptive capacity and climate resilient growth — and nowhere more so than in Kenya’s arid and semiarid lands. Climate change will hit dryland communities and economies early and severely because it exacerbates existing structural causes of poverty and inequality. Poor governance and exclusion of local voices (particularly from planning and management of natural resources) has eroded dryland communities’ distinctive capacity to adapt. But building on Kenya’s new constitution, a devolved Climate Adaptation Fund is being piloted in Isiolo County. It puts local priorities at the heart of the development agenda, and can integrate local adaptive strategies and innovations into national policy, providing insights that could also help reform development planning systems in other drylands.

  • Participatory Capacity and Vulnerability Analysis: A practitioner's guide

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    admin | 2013-06-14 | 746.7 KB | details

     

    Oxfam’s participatory capacity and vulnerability analysis (PCVA) tool is a risk analysis process designed to help staff and partner organisations engage with communities in contexts where natural disasters are significant drivers of poverty and suffering. PCVA has its roots in two proven social development methodologies. First, it stems from capacity and vulnerability analysis (CVA) methodology. This has long enabled development and humanitarian aid workers to design programmes based on a community’s capacities as well as its vulnerabilities. It recognises that vulnerable people have capacities to cope with adversity and can take steps to improve their lives, however difficult their situation may be. Second, it is rooted in the belief that enabling communities to genuinely participate in programme design, planning, and management leads to increased ownership, accountability and impact, and is the best way to bring about change. PCVA draws on a wide range of participatory learning and action (PLA) techniques and tools that are designed to channel participants’ ideas and efforts into a structured process of analysis, learning, and action planning, with the overall aim of reducing a community’s disaster risk.

  • Boite à Outil sur l'Adaptation: Guide à l’intention des chercheurs et des praticiens de l’adaptation travailliant avec les communautés locales - ENDA, Mars 2013

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    admin | 2013-06-14 | 1.8 MB | details

    La variabilité et les changements croissants du climat ont suscité un certain nombre de défis dans les pays en voie de développement qui sont, actuellement, dans un context de faible développement des infrastructures, d’une urbanisation rapide et de faibles capacités financières et techniques. En conséquence l’évaluation de la vulnérabilité et de la planification de l’adaptation (V&A) fait l’objet de beaucoup d’attention et induit un besoin de recherche et de renforcement des connaissances, des compétences et de la mise à disposition d’outils. Le projet de Renforcement des Capacités dans le domaine du Changement Climatique (C3D +), soutenu par l’Union Européenne et coordonné par l’Institut des Nations Unies pour la Formation et la Recherche (UNITAR), a, au fil des ans, promu la collaboration nord-sud entre diverses organisations avec l’objectif de developer des outils et de renforcer les capacités des gouvernements, des organisations non gouvernementales et communautaires afin qu’elles développent la V&A au changement climatique. Grâce à cette initiative, ENDA-Energie, Environnement, Développement, en collaboration avec l’Institut Environnemental de Stockholm ont en commun élaboré, testé et affiné une boîte à outils pour l’évaluation de la vulnérabilité et la planification de l’adaptation. La présente activité a commencé en octobre 2011 et a pris fin en décembre 2012. Elle s’est déroulée en trois phases majeures : 

  • Adaptation Toolkit: Guidebook for Community-Based Adaptation Practitioners - ENDA, March 2013

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    admin | 2013-06-14 | 1.7 MB | details

    Increasing climate variability and change is presenting a number of challenges in developing countries against the backdrop of low infrastructure development, rapid urbanization and limited financial and technical capacity. Consequently, vulnerability assessment and adaptation planning (V&A) is gaining much attention and is generating the need for research knowledge, skills and tools. The Climate Change Capacity Development project (C3D+), which is supported by the European Union and managed by United Nations Institute for Training and Research (UNITAR), has over the years promoted north-south collaborations between organisations to develop tools and enhance capacities of governments, nongovernmental and community-based organisations to undertake climate change V&A.

    Through this initiative ENDA - Energy, Environment and Development - in collaboration with the Stockholm Environment Institute (SEI) have jointly developed a tool kit for undertaking climate change vulnerability assessment and adaptation planning. This activity began in October 2011, was concluded in December 2012 and was undertaken in three major phases:

     

  • Report - UNFCCC Technical workshop on ecosystem-based approaches for adaptation to climate change

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    admin | 2013-05-16 | 397.4 KB | details

    The overall objective of the Nairobi work programme on impacts, vulnerability and adaptation to climate change is to assist all Parties, in particular developing countries, including least developed countries and small island developing States, to improve their understanding and assessment of impacts, vulnerability and adaptation, and to make informed decisions on practical adaptation actions and measures to respond to climate change on a sound scientific, technical and socioeconomic basis, taking into account current and future climate change and variability.

    The Conference of the Parties (COP), at its seventeenth session, requested the secretariat to organize, in collaboration with partner organizations of the Nairobi work programme and other relevant organizations, a technical workshop on ecosystem-based approaches for adaptation to climate change, before the thirty-eighth session of the Subsidiary Body for Scientific and Technological Advice (SBSTA), taking into account the role of ecosystems, including forests, in adaptation; vulnerability and impacts in ecosystems; and the implementation and benefits of ecosystem-based approaches for adaptation and lessons learned, including through the three Rio Conventions.

    The COP indicated that the workshop would be informed by the information contained in annex I to the report of the SBSTA on its thirty-fourth session,3 and subsequent views of Parties, and would include, as cross-cutting issues, indigenous and traditional knowledge and practices for adaptation, and gender-sensitive tools and approaches.

    The COP further requested the secretariat to prepare a report on the workshop, to be made available by the thirty-eighth session of the SBSTA.

  • Changement Climatique, Agriculture et Responsabilité Sociétale des Organisations: Note conceptuelle et Agenda

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    admin | 2013-05-11 | 882.5 KB | details

    Note conceptuelle et Agenda

  • Climate Change, Agriculture and Corporate Responsibility: Event concept note and agenda

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    admin | 2013-05-11 | 820.0 KB | details

    Event concept note and agenda

  • AfricaAdapt Resource Guide on Risk Communication

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    admin | 2013-05-07 | 1.4 MB | details

    This guide provides you with an overview of the key concepts you’ll need to understand about communicating climate risk. Throughout the guide the main ideas and lessons learned on risk communication are outlined, and examples are used to illustrate ways in which risk communication strategies have been used to support climate adaptation ativities in Africa.

     

    Much of this guide draws on experiences from the ACCCA programme, and a set of articles written by Anna Taylor, Tahia Devisscher, Fernanda Zermoglio and Jon Padgham. A guidance document written by SEI and ENDA in 2009 also provided particularly useful background material.

  • AfricaAdapt Meet and Greet Event - Addis, Dec 2012

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    admin | 2013-03-20 | 148.0 KB | details

    These days Addis is experiencing huge traffic at every corner. However, on December 1st 2012 it was not difficult for the committed AfriAdapt Ethiopian members to arrive on time at Harmony Hotel. It was a special event where by all members of the AfricaAdapt members in Ethiopia meet and greet. They got the opportunity to share their different experiences and knowledge among themselves. They have also got the opportunity to know each other, exchanged address. As a result the organizers believed that the half day face to face meeting has build friendship among members in attendance.

  • UNFPA Book on Population Dynamics in Adaptation Planning

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    admin | 2013-03-08 | 1.9 MB | details

    Adaptation to climate change is urgent. It is something that we must engage in immediately,

    or risk disaster. Adaptation is also not just about acting, particularly when we do so

    reactively. It is about planning, about development and about preparing for the world as

    it will be, not just as it is.

    Adaptation is about more than infrastructure and ecosystems. It is about people—their

    characteristics and resources, and how they come together in communities and countries.

    It is more important than ever that we understand how people, not just places, are vulnerable to climate change, and how they are and can become more resilient.

    This book represents the continuation of a process to create a foundation for adaptation

    that has people, now and in the future, at its centre by bringing together population dynamics and data with climate response. The three organizations that have collaborated to

    release this book—UNFPA, IIED and El Colegio de México—have spent years building

    programmes of work in this area. In 2010, we all came together to host an Expert Group

    Meeting in Mexico City on the aspects of population dynamics that focus particularly on adaptation to climate change.

  • Second newsletter out: Insights of some of the main research activities carried out so far during 2012 by CALESA’s partnership

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    fmannke | 2013-02-19 | 1.1 MB | details

    The second CALESA newsletter has been published and is available!

  • First newsletter out: Improving farming in Eastern and Southern Africa

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    fmannke | 2013-02-18 | 396.2 KB | details

    The first CALESA newsletter has just been published and is available!

  • Presentation: In the context of the „African Climate Teach-In Day“

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    fmannke | 2013-02-18 | 1.8 MB | details

    Presentation to introduce the African context related with climate change, together with the main goals of CALESA project.