Linking African Researchers with Adaptation Policy Spaces

Poor understanding of policy processes tends to reduce the value of research results and the ability of researchers to influence policy. One of the main goals of IDRC's Climate Change Adaptation in Africa (CCAA) program is to build the capacity of researchers to influence policy.

This grant will help CCAA partners in three countries in East Africa to do so. Researchers will investigate the complexity of adaptation policy processes in different countries and identify policy spaces; use this knowledge to build policy engagement tools and strategy; develop an analytical framework for investigating climate change adaptation policy processes in Africa; and mentor relationships between participatory action researchers and academic partners.

Project ID


Project status


Start Date

Wednesday, March 18, 2009

End Date

Friday, March 18, 2011


18 months

IDRC Officer

Kituyi, Evans N.

Total funding

CA$ 455,874


Kenya, Malawi, Uganda, North of Sahara, South of Sahara


Climate Change

Project Leader

Thomas Tanner


Institute of Development Studies

Institution Country

United Kingdom

Institution Website