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Rethinking Support for Adaptive Capacity to Climate Change: The Role of Development

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josephinelofty | 2011-12-20 16:13

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Date of publication: 2011-12-20

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Themes: Crosscutting Issues, Gender, Poverty and vulnerability

Regions: Africa, East Africa, Southern Africa

Countries: Ethiopia, Mozambique, Uganda

Summary:

The Africa Climate Change Resilience Alliance (ACCRA) is an alliance of five development partners: Oxfam GB, the Overseas Development Institute, Save the Children, World Vision International and Care International. It was established in 2009 with the aim of understanding how development interventions can contribute to adaptive capacity at the community and household level, and to inform the design and implementation of development planning by governments and non-governmental development partners to support adaptive capacity for climate change and other development pressures. This paper is based on an analysis of three country studies conducted by national research teams in eight research sites in Ethiopia, Uganda and Mozambique for ACCRA. It describes the Local Adaptive Capacity (LAC) framework developed for this project, its application during the research, and the evidence found about the impact of development interventions on the adaptive capacity of people and communities. Please download the report here.

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