Promoting Participatory Action Research on Climate Change Adaptation in Africa through Structured Learning

Climate models have shown that even if global greenhouse gas emissions are significantly reduced, the negative impacts of global warming will continue for a long time to come. This has led to calls for adaptation as the most viable option for reducing the threats associated with climate change, particularly in Africa, which is considered the continent most vulnerable to climate change. IDRC's Climate Change Adaptation in Africa (CCAA) program endeavors to promote adaptation to climate change through participatory action research projects targeted primarily to the poor. But, while there exists some expertise in participatory action research in the area of natural resource management in Africa, there is a near absence of it within the climate change adaptation research community. This project will therefore seek to build the capacity of CCAA grantees to apply participatory action research in support of climate change adaptation through an experiential process (learning by doing) under the guidance of experienced mentors.

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Start Date

Friday, April 4, 2008

End Date

Monday, February 28, 2011


18 months

IDRC Officer

Lo, Henri Mathieu

Total funding

CA$ 593,023


North of Sahara, South of Sahara


Climate Change

Project Leader

Ms Laura German


Center for International Forestry Research

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