AfricaAdapt is an independent network that operates both in the English and French languages, whose aim is to facilitate the knowledge sharing and exchange of information on climate change adaptation in order to improve and sustain livelihoods in Africa. It’s main target audiences are researchers, policy makers, civil society organisations and communities who are vulnerable to climatic change across the African continent.
The network uses web-based applications along side other activities and services, in order to share resources, and strengthen networking. Some of the services offered include:
* 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
* Mobile alert service letting people without easy web-access know the latest news.
* A CD-Rom and paper-based dissemination service for network news and resources
The networks presently focuses on 8 “themes”, which it sees as key issues to climate change adaptation in Africa.
* Agriculture, fisheries and food security
* Crosscutting Issues
By clicking on a theme you are presented with useful information resources, related projects, latest news and discussions threads. Anyone can join this network; and if you know of, or are actively participating in a project, you are encouraged to provide details about it.
This platform has a lot of potential, the website is linear, and very easy to navigate around. If you’re interested in this area of research it is well worth looking at. View it here.