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 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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The fund, called the Global Resilience Partnership (GRP), aims to help communities better prepare for stresses and shocks, especially as climate change and...
21-09-2014
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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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The CGIAR Research Program on Climate Change, Agriculture and Food Security (CCAFS) Gender and Equity theme is, together with the World Agroforestry Centre (...
21-09-2014
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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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This report presents a series of tables that analyse the potential impact of a changed climate on the most common pests and diseases afflicting 16 important...
20-09-2014
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The UNFCCC Secretariat is organizing an African Regional Wokshop on Nationally Appropriate Mitigation Actions (NAMAs) to: facilitate the exchange of best...
18-08-2014
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Women, youth and other vulnerable groups are set to benefit from a newly proposed project that seeks to address challenges caused by climate change in the...
18-08-2014
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This article seeks to understand how mitigation actions (MAs) are approached and conceptualised in South Africa, and then to capture the particular sets of...
18-08-2014
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The Clinton Climate Initiative (CCI), part of the Clinton Foundation, announced an expansion of its climate change mitigation efforts with a new program...
18-08-2014
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This article seeks to understand how mitigation actions (MAs) are approached and conceptualised in South Africa, and then to capture the particular sets of...
14-10-2014
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What’s in it for Africa presents key findings from the IPCC’s Fifth Assessment Report (AR5) for Africa. The report extracts Africa-specific data, trends and...
15-08-2014
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Muslims in sub-Saharan Africa, who farm some of the least fertile land on the continent, have developed a training manual to encourage more sustainable farming...
15-08-2014
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Biodiversity GIS (BGIS) is a unit of the South African National Biodiversity Institute (SANBI). The BGIS website disseminates all available spatial...
19-08-2014
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The African Growth and Development Policy Modeling Consortium (AGRODEP) is a research network of African scientists and agricultural practitioners, and a...
19-08-2014
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Benefits of agroforestry
This article provides evidence for the dual role of agroforestry in climate change mitigation and food security. In contrast to the oft promoted reforestation...
14-10-2014
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Identifying, respecting, and advancing rights associated with forest resources can help ensure effective, efficient, and equitable implementation of efforts to...
04-08-2014
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MRV for REDD+ specifically refers to the measurement, reporting and verification of a country’s forest, including its change over time. The reliability of the...
04-08-2014
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The 2nd World Summit of Legislators, hosted by the Mexican Congress and organised by the Global Legislators Organisation (GLOBE), met in the plenary of the...
04-08-2014
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This report provides an analysis of the three most important factors on the energy architecture of a number of countries around the world, this has been done...
04-08-2014
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The Carbon and Biodiversity Calculator is an online, free mapping tool that allows users to define spatial areas of interest and compare a number of different...
01-08-2014
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ECREEE is a specialized ECOWAS agency with a public mandate to promote renewable energy and energy efficiency markets. It acts as an independent body but...
01-08-2014
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In the framework of the Petersberg Climate Dialogue in May 2010 in Bonn/Germany, South Africa, South Korea and Germany launched the International Partnership...
01-08-2014
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South Africa needs to find the right balance between development and commitments to climate change mitigation. The coal industry contributes significantly to...
14-10-2014
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The CSIR is one the largest Research, Development and Innovation (RDI) organizations in Africa. Both national and global challenges provide the framework...
15-09-2014
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The IPCC’s Fifth Assessment Report: What’s in it for Africa? distils the richest material on climate impacts and trends in Africa, and African experiences in...
15-09-2014
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