Knowledge Sharing for Climate Change Adaptation in Africa : 2010-2012 and beyond

The idea for the AfricaAdapt network was born of the wish to make proven knowledge on the issue of climate change adaptation available to African actors, and to promote knowledge sharing between researchers, decision-makers, communities, etc.

The first phase of the project (103349) showed considerable results, including the design of tools and mechanisms for knowledge exchange (website, etc.); the recruitment of some 600 network members, nearly 80% of them Africans or individuals based in Africa; support for nine small projects on innovative communication for information sharing; and the creation of JotoAfrica, a newsletter on adaptation research and practice for decision-makers, etc.

The second phase of the project seeks to strengthen the resilience of socio-ecological systems by means of more focused knowledge sharing; to increase communication between the different actors involved in adaptation to climate change; and to raise the profile of African research and knowledge in the domain. The results will depend on, among other things, on improving the project's governance structure, geographical coverage, and monitoring and evaluation system.

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Project status


Start Date

Monday, October 11, 2010

End Date

Thursday, April 11, 2013


24 months

IDRC Officer

Braun, Heidi

Total funding

CA$ 813,200


North of Sahara, South of Sahara


Climate Change

Project Leader

Aliou Diouf


Environmental Development Action in the Third World

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Institution Website