AfricaAdapt is an independent bilingual network (French/English) focused exclusively on Africa. The Network’s aim is to facilitate the flow of climate change adaptation knowledge for sustainable livelihoods between researchers, policy makers, civil society organisations and communities who are vulnerable to climate variability and change across the continent.
How does AfricaAdapt work?
Our activities use the latest web-based applications, face-to-face interactions, and other media for: sharing resources; facilitating learning; and strengthening the African adaptation community. Our online activities are complemented by a range of offline activities and services, including:
- An innovation fund offering small grants for new approaches to knowledge sharing
- Radio-based programming and dialogues in local languages, developed with community radio broadcasters across the continent
- Face-to-face meetings bringing people together to exchange ideas and overcome challenges
- A CD-Rom and paper-based dissemination service for network news and resource
AfricaAdapt is collaboratively hosted by three African organisations: Environment and Development in the Third World (ENDA-TM), Forum for Agricultural Research in Africa (FARA) and IGAD Climate Prediction and Applications Centre (ICPAC).
Enda Tiers Monde works to improve the tools of knowledge for initiatives linked to the environment and local development contributing to the search for alternative development possibilities. It is active in 21 countries and based in Dakar, Senegal. Its approach is to work in close partnership with community-based organisations and community movements. Enda’s Energy Programme focuses on access to energy and climate change.
FARAcomplements the activities of African national, international and sub-regional research institutions to promote agricultural innovation. It aims to reduce poverty in Africa through sustainable broad-based agricultural growth and improved livelihoods, particularly of smallholder and pastoral enterprises.
ICPACenables East African countries to cope better with risks associated with extreme climate variability and change through the provision of climate early warning information. It supports specific sectors to contribute to poverty alleviation efforts, environmental management and sustainable development, improving systems to share climate information and expands the climate knowledge-base to enable appropriate responses.
The network is jointly funded by the UK Department for International Development (DFID) and the International Development Research Centre (IDRC) Climate Change Adaptation in Africa Programme.