Water, Health and Climate Change Adaptation in Africa

In West and North Africa, climate variability is increasingly influencing those aspects of human health that are affected by water quantity and water quality. As climate change is likely to exacerbate both, an ecosystem-based understanding of the phenomenon is critical to an effective response.

This grant will support a research and capacity building program on water, health and climate change. Eight research teams from institutions in West and North Africa will be invited to participate in a project proposal development process, involving training, support and feedback from IDRC program staff. The final proposals will proceed through the formal review process, and up to five of them will be funded.

The idea is to produce innovative options and evidence-based strategies for coping with the impact of climate change on the health and livelihoods of the poor.

Project ID

104270

Project status

Closed

Start Date

Monday, October 15, 2007

End Date

Wednesday, June 5, 2013

Duration

42 months

IDRC Officer

Charron, Ms. Dominique

Total funding

CA$ 2,467,086

Countries

Burkina Faso, Ivory Coast, Algeria, Egypt, Ghana, Guinea, Morocco, Tunisia, North of Sahara, South of Sahara

Program

Food, Environment, and Health

Project Leader

Mohamed Chahed

Institution

Agence Tunisienne de Coopération Technique

Institution Country

Tunisia

Institution Website

http://www.atct.nat.tn

Project Leader

Amira Mohamed

Project Leader

Ahmad Farouk

Institution

Near East Foundation

Institution Country

Egypt

Institution Website

http://www.neareast.org

Project Leader

Dan Lansana KOUROUMA, Ph.D

Institution

Université de Conakry

Institution Country

Guinea

Project Leader

Mr. Guéladio CISSE

Institution

Fondation pour un centre suisse de recherches scientifique en Cotre d'Ivoire

Institution Country

Ivory Coast

Institution Website

http://www.csrs.ci

Project Leader

Aitlhaj Abderrahmane

Institution

Institut national de la recherche agronomique

Institution Country

Morocco

Institution Website

http://www.inra.org.ma

Project Leader

Michael David WILSON

Institution

Noguchi Memorial Institute for Medical Research

Institution Country

Ghana