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 International climate effort has focused predominantly on reducing greenhouse gas emissions to mitigate climate change. The next stage must deal with...
27-10-2014
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Humans have adapted to changing environments for millennia and many communities contain a wealth of knowledge about how to beat climatic odds and survive. So...
27-10-2014
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2,796
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Resilience, in the context of this report, is the capacity of agricultural development to withstand or recover from stresses and shocks and thus bounce back to...
27-10-2014
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2,448
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Tanzania National Adaptation Programme of Action (NAPA) was recently prepared in order to look at the country’s climate change related vulnerabilities in...
21-10-2014
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This brief is intended for everyone who is concerned with the wellbeing of the majority of people in Kenya who use traditional methods of cooking/fuels. About...
21-10-2014
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This brief is intended for stakeholders involved, directly or indirectly, in the production and use of firewood at household, industrial and institutional...
21-10-2014
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The charcoal sector in Kenya is ever growing along with urbanization. It can greatly contribute to the economic development, employment creation and the...
21-10-2014
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SAMPLES is a global research program that investigates the impact of smallholder agriculture on the climate. Currently, virtually no data are available on...
15-10-2014
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This book aims to: Summarize policy relevant concepts and synthesize data developed from research work in the tropics over the last 20 years, Provide a linkage...
15-10-2014
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Climate Change Science and Negotiations" is a two-semester course, with the first semester launching in fall 2014. During the first semester, you will learn...
15-10-2014
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2,759
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This new research by the Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research highlights areas of Africa where multiple climate change impacts will overlap, creating...
13-10-2014
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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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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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2,327
Long-Term Adaptation Scenarios Flagship Research Programme reports
This paper looks at the progress South Africa has made in climate change research and the implementation of adaptation measures across different sectors. A...
13-10-2014
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2,272
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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2,708
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This article points out an interesting finding about the vulnerability of farmers in Zimbabwe to climate variability – that it is complex and not simply...
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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Armah and co-authors look at indigenous strategies for coping with agrobiodiversity loss employed by farmers in 31 communities in northern Ghana. 87.7% of the...
13-10-2014
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Farming Systems Design (FSD) community aims to promote research and capacity building at the farm system level, and the implementation of agricultural...
13-10-2014
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2,755
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This research highlights the role government policies can have in determining how resilient or vulnerable a country becomes to drought and climate change. Pre...
14-10-2014
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The Adaptation Learning Programme of Care in Ghana worked with two District Assemblies Northern Ghana to develop a model for integrating community based...
21-09-2014
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news
A total of 41 enterprises from Africa and elsewhere have received the 2014 SEED Award, which celebrates innovative social and environmental start-up...
21-09-2014
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news
The USA Africa Summit promoted inclusive sustainable development; expanding trade and investment ties; engaging young African leaders; and expanding...
21-09-2014
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FAO
The aim of the workshop is to develop rigorous low cost data and methods that will effectively enable planning, monitoring and evaluating climate change...
21-09-2014
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2,008
Biogas programme in Rwanda, SNV 2013.
The case presented in Rwanda is the National Domestic Biogas Programme (NDBP) developed by the Ministry of Infrastructure and SNV. SNV and NDBP collaborated...
20-09-2014
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The objective of this project funded by the Mainyoito Pastoralist Integrated Development Organization (MPIDO) is to increase the knowledge and understanding of...
20-09-2014
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Cooking Stoves in Zambia
SNV Zambia’s conducted some pilot projects to train cookstove producers with a different approach, and assess the acceptability of an improved stove before...
20-09-2014
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SNV Country guidelines for REDD+
These guidelines provide a framework to support a country-led safeguards approach (CSA). The CSA guidelines aim to assist countries in determining how to...
20-09-2014
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This report provides an overview of the current state of play in the debate over a carbon tax in South Africa. It builds on technical work that has been done...
20-09-2014
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The Talensi district in Northeastern Ghana is located within a semi-arid zone that has been experiencing erratic rainfall and receding forest cover, along with...
19-09-2014
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