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Title: Participatory Action Adaptation: Tools for increasing climate change capacity and preparedness at the local government level
Authors: Fairhurst, Lucinda
Roswell, Priscilla
Chihumbiri, Faith
Keywords: ADAPTATION
SOUTHERN AFRICA
CLIMATE CHANGE
KEY-STAKEHOLDER
TOOL
CAPACITY DEVELOPMENT
ADAPTIVE CAPACITY
PARTICIPATORY ACTION RESEARCH
Date: 2011
Abstract: This paper describes some tools developed by the ICLEI (International Council for Local Environmental Initiatives-Local Governments for Sustainability)- Africa team, that are being used in Southern Africa to develop and increase capacity around the complexities pertaining to climate change. Extreme climatic events and variability impact local governments and the day-to-day activities and services they provide to their communities. Tools include training about climate change impacts, both direct and indirect, and prioritization of vulnerability along with adaptive response, helping to identify local climatic risks with locally appropriate adaptation options to increase the resilience of African local governments and communities.
Description: Meeting: 2nd World Congress on Cities and Adaption to Climate Change, Bonn, Germany, 3-5 June 2011
Presentation to the session “Urban vulnerability assessments in developing countries: Lessons from tool makers and field testers”
Conference organisers: ICLEI – Local Governments for Sustainability in cooperation with the City of Bonn and the World Mayors Council on Climate Change http://resilient-cities.iclei.org/bonn2011/
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/10625/49197
Project Number: 105868
Project Title: Five-City Network to Pioneer Climate Change Adaptation in sub-Saharan Africa
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