Saturday, 6 June 2009

What Africa can learn from Australian climate adaptation education

The World Bank Institute organised a workshop on climate change adaptation in agriculture that took place from May 19 until May 21 at the Alisa North Ridge Hotel in Accra.

The recently completed World Bank Groups Strategic Framework on Development and Climate Change emphasizes the need for financial support, knowledge sharing and capacity building as an urgent requirement to reduce the adverse impacts of climate change on development, in particular agriculture.

David A. George of the World bank Institute explains how the experience of Australian farmers with the management of climate variability has led to the creation of climate adaptation education tools. He clarifies how this can be useful for Africa

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AdaptNet is RMIT University Global Cities Institute's Climate Change Adaptation Working Group network focused on urban climate change adaptation. This decentralized network creates a set of common knowledge and reference points for participants in the network; it offers a stock of such knowledge, and either offers tools or direct users to tools to undertake urban climate change adaptive policy research and analysis. AdaptNet highlights best practice and demonstration projects. It focuses on cities in Australia and the Asia-Pacific region, but nested within the global network of cities.

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