AfricaAdapt - Knowledge Sharing for Climate Change Adaptation

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. 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). The site uses the latest web-based applications, face-to-face interactions, and other media for: sharing resources; facilitating learning; and strengthening the African adaptation community. The online activities offered 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; and a CD-Rom and paper-based dissemination service for network news and resource


Subject area
Level of focus on subject areas: L - Low, M - Medium, H - High
HAdaptation
Mitigation
MDevelopment

Subject focus: 

  • Sustainable livelihoods
Language and access

Google Translator: 

Yes

Language(s): 

  • English
  • French
Expertise:
Level of experitse needed to make best use of the platform
Bandwidth:
Ideal minimum bandwidth required to make best use of the platform
Geographic coverage
Regions and countries covered by the initiative

Global focus: 

No

Regions: 

  • Africa
Contact Details
For host or main institution

Contact Name: 

Mamouda Moussa Na Abou, Network Coordinator

Contact Address: 

c/o ENDA Tiers-Monde, 54 Rue Carnot, BP 3370, Dakar, Senegal

Contact Telephone: 

+221 33 822 59 83

Contact Email: 

Partners include
Target Audience

Audience geographic focus: 

  • Regional

Audience role: 

  • Academics/Scientists
  • Civil society
  • International agencies
  • Practitioners
Content Categories

Available Formats: 

  • Case studies/Project profiles
  • Experts/ personal profiles
  • News and events
  • Research findings/reports

Special content types: 

  • Case studies/Project profiles
  • Discussions
  • News and Events
  • Research findings/reports
  • Twitter
  • Video

Sources: 

  • Research institutions
  • User-generated
Access: High
Level of emphasis on providing access to knowledge
Share: Medium
Emphasis on allowing sharing of knowledge by users