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.

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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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 second AfriCAN climate webinar explored how and why solar energy makes an impact on zero carbon development in Africa. The event took place on 30 September...
01-10-2014
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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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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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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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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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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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The International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI) launched a new website showcasing ongoing climate change research and project activities.
21-09-2014
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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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08-09-2014
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The project overall aim was to enable Ghana to reduce the vulnerability of coastal zone, agriculture, rural livelihoods and human health to climate change...
05-09-2014
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Here we discuss one of the most successful projects implemented at ICPAC, funded by the Rockefeller Foundation which aims at contributing to climate risk...
02-09-2014
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Mixed cropping systems in Tanzania
This paper synthesises indigenous knowledge case studies from sub-Saharan Africa. The authors examine whether the traditional practices contribute to the...
15-09-2014
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Google Earth view of Ismani
Rural communities in Africa typically rely on rain-fed agriculture and employ a suite of natural indictors to forecast rainfall. In this study Kijazi and co-...
15-09-2014
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Rea Vaya at the Wits stop
The City of Johannesburg is implementing a Bus rapid Transport system called Rea Vaya and currently has 120 km of a final 330 km up and running. The principle...
23-08-2014
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Crop related strategies used by communities
Adaptation measures to climate change impacts are critical for the rural resource-poor whose livelihoods are tied to the land. In a survey of households...
14-10-2014
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CRiSTAL is a project-planning tool that helps users design activities that support climate adaptation (adaptation to climate variability and change) at the...
18-08-2014
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Picture 1_Biogas’ infrastructure (digester container and handwheel)
This case study summarizes the experience of installing and scaling-up biogas units in order to mitigate the degradation and deforestation in the region of...
18-08-2014
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The CGIAR Research Program on Climate Change, Agriculture and Food Security (CCAFS) will address the increasing challenge of global warming and declining food...
18-08-2014
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The book has taken an ecosystem services perspective and discussed the benefits and resilience provided by dry lands trees. Trees provide ‘provisional’...
15-09-2014
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Highlights •In SSA, woodfuels account for 80% of energy supply. •The demand for charcoal has grown @ 3%/year against 1%/year of that for firewood. •Expected...
14-10-2014
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The Institute for Energy Efficiency, a research institute dedicated to the development of cutting-edge science and technologies that support an efficient and...
12-08-2014
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Abogazi cultural dance group in Klerksdorp
This article looks at the gaps in the National Climate Change Response White Paper and the approach South Africa is taking to mainstreaming climate change...
11-08-2014
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Nationally Appropriate Mitigation Actions (NAMAs) are fast becoming the climate finance vehicle of choice to help developing countries transition to low carbon...
11-08-2014
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Ballard's ElectraGen™- ME
Ballard and Anglo American Platinum announced a first of its kind trial to test the application of platinum-based fuel cells to provide off-grid electricity to...
15-09-2014
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The University of Brescia has just launched a competitive call for Doctorate courses. A number of scholarships are considered for national and international...
05-08-2014
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This link shows the recorded meeting on How Climate Change Affects Global Development
04-08-2014
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The Center for Renewable Energy and Appropriate Technology for the Environment (CREATE!) was established in 2008 with the mission of helping rural populations...
04-08-2014
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The CCAPS mapping tool enables researchers and policymakers to visualize data on climate change vulnerability, conflict, governance, and aid, and to analyze...
04-08-2014
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