Rural Urban Interaction to Cope with Climate Change (Nigeria)

This project aims to reduce the vulnerability of rural-urban systems in Nigeria to climate change by sharing the results generated from a pilot project conducted in and around the city of Aba, Southeastern Nigeria.

The project team will help the Aba Committee of Supervisory Councilors identify suitable cooperative strategies to reduce rural-urban migration and related environmental degradation that make communities more vulnerable to climate change. Working with existing associations in selected rural and urban communities, they will identify and implement the most promising strategies (landscaping practices and agroforestry) in areas affected by gully erosion and where runoff floods neighborhoods downstream. The exercise is expected to demonstrate mechanisms for rural-urban interaction that can be adopted to increase the coping capacity of cities such as Aba.

The project findings will be disseminated with the support of an ongoing national climate change project with a view to influencing state and national policy.

Projet nᵒ


État du projet


Date de début

Lundi, juillet 20, 2009

Date butoir

Vendredi, juillet 20, 2012


36 mois

Agent(e) responsable du CRDI

Robertson, Melanie

Financement total

CAD$ 299,600


Nigéria, Nord du Sahara, Sud du Sahara


Climate Change

Chargé(e) de projet

Enoch Okpara


Nigerian Environmental Study Action Team

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