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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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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1,930
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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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2,222
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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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2,133
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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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2,110
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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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2,017
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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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Agroforestry is the integrated land use management technique which incorporates woody perennials (trees or shrubs) with non-woody agricultural crops and/or...
13-10-2014
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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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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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2,699
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
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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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Research is revealing a casual relationship between climatic shocks and conflict. Climate change is likely to increase the risk of conflict, although there are...
14-10-2014
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This work explores the vulnerability of smallholder Malagasy farmers to agricultural risks, their coping strategies and provides recommendations on low-cost...
14-10-2014
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This project studied responses, in Kenya and Vietnam, to climate variability with respect to water scarcity, drought and floods. In both countries,...
14-10-2014
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2,103
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The transport sector is an important contributor of GHG emissions worldwide, at the same time it is vital for economic development. In South Africa it...
17-09-2014
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2,080
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Three options: introducing more camels (browsers) relative to cattle (grazers), clearing bush, and expanding deferred grazing practices were investigated as...
14-10-2014
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2,060
Climate change is already present and it is affecting the lives of the poor the most. It is paramount that the SDG to be agreed in 2015 tackles by cutting GHG...
15-09-2014
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2,059
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The Rural Poverty Portal is a website funded by the International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD) and dedicated to achieving the first Millennium...
15-09-2014
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Focusing on the Southern African Development Community (SADC), this paper looks at energy-related GHG emissions; the energy sector as climate change mitigation...
15-09-2014
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3,134
Ariel photograph of the extent of the Mariannhill Landfill Conservancy
The Mariannhill Landfill opened in 1997, was awarded National Conservancy status in 2002, and registered as a Clean Development Mechanism in 2006. The...
10-09-2014
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11,053
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Adaptation has emerged as an important area of research and assessment among climate change scientists. Drawing from the literature in psychology and...
27-10-2014
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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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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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2,869
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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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2,615
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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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3,342
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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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The conference is a networking event to facilitate knowledge exchange across different climate change research projects, networking initiatives and the African...
12-08-2014
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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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2,766