AfricaAdapt

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.

Requirements

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

Accessing the tool

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

ENDA-Tiers Monde
Dakar, Sénégal
Contact : Mamouda Moussa Na Abou
enda.energie@orange.sn

Forum for Agricultural Research in Africa (FARA)
Accra, Ghana
Contact : Jacqueline Nnam
jnnam@fara-africa.org

IGAD Climate Predection and Applications Centre (ICPAC)
Nairobi, Kenya
Contact : Abebe Tadege
Atadege@icpac.net

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

Published by:

ENDA-TM, FARA, ICPAC

Location:

For use in Africa