Research-policy state-of-the-art evidence on climate change adaptation in East Africa

Research-policy state-of-the-art evidence on climate change adaptation in East Africa

8-9 July 2013. Nairobi, Kenya. ASARECA in collaboration with CORAF, FARA and IDRC held a validation workshop focusing on the research-policy state-of-the-art evidence on climate change adaptation in East Africa.

Three sectors have been analyzed – Urban, health and agriculture.

This part of the AfricaInteract Project supported by IDRC through FARA. The project is being coordinated from the CORAF/WECARD headquarters in Dakar, Senegal, and link with various partners in Africa through sub-regional sister organizations (ASARECA – East Africa; CARDESA – Southern Africa; and NASRO – North Africa) under the auspices of the Forum for Agricultural Research in Africa (FARA).

The project activities focus on the following four key strategic thrusts, which will allow the delivery of project outputs.

  • Synthesizing and disseminating research results aimed at influencing strategies and practices for adaptation to climate change
  • Strengthening capacity and implementing targeted research on adaptation to climate change
  • Establish a framework for periodic discussions between stakeholders leading to the formulation of strategic recommendations or policy options related to climate change adaptation in Africa
  • Contributing to strategic debates at continental and international meetings to establish an African position on adaptation to climate change

Project period : April 1, 2011 to March 31, 2014

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