Tuesday, 8 December 2009

AfricaAdapt at COP15

7 - 18 December. Copenhaegen. AfricaAdapt is active at the UN Conference on Climate Change in Copenhagen. Some of the key activities Africa Adapt is involved in are:
  • Supporting African community radio journalists: in partnership with the World Association of Community Radio Broadcasters (AMARC) Africa Adapt brought community radio journalists from Burkina Faso, Mali and Kenya to cover these important negotiations.
  • AfricaAdapt daily reports from COP15: Daily reports and viewpoints from the conference which you can follow on the Africa Adapt Twitter page, YouTube page, or on the AfricaAdapt website.
  • Two AfricaAdapt partner organisations, ENDA-TM and IDS, have stands at COP15. Please feel free to stop by either of these stands to introduce yourself. It would be our pleasure to meet you! We will also be attending various sessions and side events. Visit the AfricaAdapt website for full details on where we’ll be.
  • The second edition of the AfricaAdapt network newsletter is now available. It includes news from the network, profiles of network members and projects, and insights on key issues related to adaptation in Africa. You can download the newsletter here:English (pdf) (French to follow)
  • Joto Afrika Volume 2: Managing Africa’s Water Resources in a Changing Climate
    The 2nd edition of Joto Afrika is now available in print and electronic format. This edition focuses on water resource management and climate change. It includes a feature article on a South African project featured on the AfricaAdapt website, and several other interesting examples of adaptation in the water sector. You can download it here (pdf) (French to follow)
Related blogpost: 07/12 Nine projects win funds to engage African communities in climate change knowledge sharing

Related news: The Climate Change Adaptation in Africa (CCAA) research and capacity development program CCAA staff and partners is on the ground in Copenhagen, contributing to events on climate information for Africa’s most vulnerable and on adaptation strategies for farmers and food systems.

Learn how traditional “rainmakers” of the Nganyi clan in western Kenya are responding to climate change in this video, photo documentary, and project profile.

Nganyi Indigenous Knowledge Adaptation Project from Will Miller on Vimeo.

Climate change is real, and it's affecting subsistence farmers worldwide. This project is trying to help people in western Kenya adapt to climate change, using both modern science and the Indigenous Knowledge of the Nganyi "rain-making" family