Community Based Adaptation to Climate Change in Africa

This project proposes to carry out climate change adaptation pilot projects in communities in eight African countries, six of which are least developed countries.

The communities will be selected in collaboration with relevant actors, particularly meteorological services, using the South-South-North Adaptation Project Protocol (SSNAPP), a methodology used for mapping vulnerability to climate change. The projects, implemented by nongovernmental organizations, will take a learning-by-doing approach, identifying ways of communicating climate change information to poor communities, and from communities to other stakeholders.

The lessons learned will be shared with stakeholders at the local, national, regional and international levels, and inform ongoing initiatives promoting climate change adaptation and sustainable development.

Project ID

104898

Project status

Closed

Start Date

Wednesday, February 13, 2008

End Date

Sunday, February 13, 2011

Duration

36 months

IDRC Officer

Kituyi, Evans N.

Total funding

CA$ 1,398,500

Countries

Kenya, Malawi, Sudan, Tanzania, Uganda, South Africa, Zambia, Zimbabwe, South of Sahara

Program

Climate Change

Project Leader

Prof Judi W. Wakhungu

Institution

African Centre for Technology Studies

Institution Country

Kenya

Institution Website

http://www.acts.or.ke/