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.

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Project status


Start Date

Wednesday, February 13, 2008

End Date

Sunday, February 13, 2011


36 months

IDRC Officer

Kituyi, Evans N.

Total funding

CA$ 1,398,500


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


Climate Change

Project Leader

Prof Judi W. Wakhungu


African Centre for Technology Studies

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