Knowledge base

The AfriCAN Climate Platform provides a knowledge database on Climate Change Adaptation, Mitigation and Policies. The knowledge items are focused on three levels: (i) Scientific research results, (ii) Indigenous knowledge and (c) Policy. The format of the knowledge collected in the database includes links to organisations, other platforms, initiatives and networks, articles and publications.

The knowledge base items on climate change adaptation include European or African/European research initiatives within the following key thematic areas: water, energy, agriculture and fisheries, forestry, gender, health, and poverty.

The knowledge base on mitigation includes the following key thematic areas: renewable energy, efficient energy use and energy conservation, sustainable transport, urban planning, land use management, reforestation and avoided deforestation, greenhouse gases emission reductions, and population control.

 Additional topics in the knowledge database include indigenous knowledge, policy, risk assessment and decision support tools.

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The Philippines is one of the most vulnerable countries to climate risks. Annually, the country experiences the havoc caused by tropical cyclones. As a result...
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3,229
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This report proposes to discuss the current vulnerability of the southern African region to climate variability, the projected impacts of climate change and...
27-10-2014
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3,152
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People and ecosystems in the Lower Mekong Basin (LMB) are vulnerable owing to the interaction between unsustainable land-use practices and climate change. This...
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Agroforestry and livestock-keeping both have the potential to promote anthropogenic climate change resilience. Here, we discuss relevant issues in East Africa...
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2,909
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Current institutional arrangements are often insufficient to manage challenges such as larger floods, more severe droughts, sea level rise, coastal erosion,...
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2,897
publications
This paper presents a simulation model of the formation of the belief in climate change of a business organization using a systems dynamics approach....
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2,667
publications
Adaptation has emerged as an important area of research and assessment among climate change scientists. Drawing from the literature in psychology and...
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2,975
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This paper presents a coherent framework for climate change adaptation programming. It begins with a discussion of some of the key issues related to the...
27-10-2014
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2,989
publications
Adaptation Coalitions are groups of individuals/ organizations that form alliances around climate change issues in order to achieve shared desired futures that...
27-10-2014
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3,143
publications
Until recently, developing country governments, donors, and non-governmental organizations seldom considered the risks and uncertainties associated with...
27-10-2014
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2,844
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This case is intended to inspire organisations and institutions to address the impacts of climate change in their existing programmes and...
03-10-2014
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The authors of this paper note that although agroforestry is accepted as an efficient means of carbon sequestration, the lack of rigorous scientific procedures...
13-10-2014
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3,162
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Beginning on the premise that woodfuel use in sub-Saharan Africa is unlikely to be replaced by cleaner fuels in the next twenty years, this paper points out...
13-10-2014
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2,863
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The AfriCAN climate team invites you to join an online seminar to explore how and why is solar energy making an impact on zero carbon development in Africa....
29-09-2014
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8,579
publications
In this article, the importance of fodder tree species in improving milk production and as insurance for feed shortfalls in dry seasons is explored. The...
13-10-2014
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2,257
publications
This study looked into the influence of droughts on the home range of lions in the Amboseli national park in Kenya. The authors found that during dry spells...
13-10-2014
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2,334
publications
This research was based on the premise that although empirical data shows that climate data can help to reduce the vulnerability of African farmers to climate...
13-10-2014
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2,361
Catalyze Accelerated Agricultural Intensification for Social and Environmental Stability (CATALIST) was a project funded by the International Fertilizer...
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4,867
publications
This article explores how maize famers in northern Benin manage their cropping calendar in the face of limited extension services and climate related...
13-10-2014
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2,447
publications
This review highlights the contributions of women, relative to those of men, in agroforestry and thus, in ensuring resilience to climate variability and...
13-10-2014
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2,157
Firewood
Beginning on the premise that woodfuel use in sub-Saharan Africa is unlikely to be replaced by cleaner fuels in the next twenty years, this paper points out...
13-10-2014
0
2,863
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The AfriCAN climate team invites you to join an online seminar to explore how and why is solar energy making an impact on zero carbon development in Africa....
29-09-2014
5
8,579
publications
This study looked into the influence of droughts on the home range of lions in the Amboseli national park in Kenya. The authors found that during dry spells...
13-10-2014
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2,334
Catalyze Accelerated Agricultural Intensification for Social and Environmental Stability (CATALIST) was a project funded by the International Fertilizer...
29-09-2014
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4,867
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South Africa is diversifying its energy sector with the completion of a 138 MW wind farm in Jefferys Bay in July. This follows the successful completion of two...
13-10-2014
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2,930
Africa Energy Indaba 2015
The Africa Energy Indaba is an annual conference and exhibition of the latest and best in the energy industry. The exhibition showcases the latest technologies...
06-10-2014
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2,575
Sketch of two pathways through which agroforestry contributes to REDD+
In Africa agroforestry has been identified a strategic option for addressing land degradation associated with agriculture and as part of the employment of the...
13-10-2014
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Mobilization and capacity building for small and medium scale enterprises involved in the production and commercialization of non-wood forest products (NWFP)...
26-09-2014
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6,607
Co-organiser: The Complexity Forum
As part of the larger Future Earth initiative this open dialogue hopes to gather African perspectives on different, positive futures for the Earth, the...
06-10-2014
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3,032
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This revised manual provides guidance on conducting Participatory Monitoring, Evaluation, Reflection and Learning in community-based adaptation (CBA)...
21-09-2014
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2,313