Knowledge sharing for climate change adaptation in Africa

AfricaAdapt is a knowledge sharing network which focuses exclusively on Africa. This bilingual tool (English/French) aims to assist with the dissemination of knowledge relating to climate change adaptation for sustainable livelihoods. It was developed with the goal of providing stakeholders with a platform to facilitate learning, share resources and strengthen the community surrounding climate change adaptation in Africa. Though it is a website, AfricaAdapt also provides the following off-line services: radio-programming developed with community radio broadcasters across the continent, which is available in local languages; a mobile alert service, providing news updates to those without straight forward access to the internet; face-to-face meetings aimed at facilitating the exchange of ideas and best practices; and a CD-ROM and paper-based distribution service for news and resources regarding the network. There is also an innovation fund which offers small grants for new approaches to knowledge sharing.


None needed
No cost
Using the tool: No cost
Time needed:
30 minutes to a few hours, depending on users needs

Accessing the tool

CD Rom, Online: Available online, but does offer some off-line services
English, French

ENDA-Tiers Monde
Dakar, Sénégal
Contact : Mamouda Moussa Na Abou

Forum for Agricultural Research in Africa (FARA)
Accra, Ghana
Contact : Jacqueline Nnam

IGAD Climate Predection and Applications Centre (ICPAC)
Nairobi, Kenya
Contact : Abebe Tadege

Adaptation knowledge sharing tools

Share climate adaptation-specific knowledge increasingly through Web 2.0 functionality and user-generated content.

Area of focus
Adaptation 3, Mitigation 0, Development 1

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For use in Africa