Friday, 11 July 2008

Knowledge sharing network on climate change adaptation in Africa

Dr. Tom Mitchell (centre) of IDS

The Core Group (CG) of organisations, charged with developing a knowledge sharing network on climate change adaptation in Africa, met in Tunis between the 1st – 4th July 2008.

The meeting was hosted by the Observatoire du Sahara et du Sahel (OSS), whose representatives joined the CG members (ICPAC, FARA, ENDA and IDS) in deciding on the governance of the CG, a series of strategies for developing the Network, a communications protocol and a work plan.

The meeting was also attended by Dr. Innocent Butare on behalf of IDRC, the donor to this project. The project is governed by a Core Group (CG) of organisations. In July 2008, this includes FARA, ENDA-TM, ICPAC and IDS, with IDS assuming project management responsibilities. See meeting agenda

Wageningen International is also involved in some activities about climate change adaptation in Africa. In partnership with ASARECA and IUCN a scoping workshop was held in Nairobi in mid June. See: scoping workshop

World Bank's Climate Change Consultation. The global consultations website is featured on the homepage of the World Bank's website, and is also directly accessible. The deadline for submitting comments was July 7, 2008.

World Bank 05/06 Climate Change: Likely Impacts on African Crops, Livestock & Farm Types