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Title: Adaptation to Climate Change: Stakeholder engagement and understanding impacts - International Council for Local Environment Initiatives (ICLEI) (Section 21)
Authors: Fairhurst, Lucinda
Rowswell, Priscilla
Chihumbiri, Faith
Date: 2012
Publisher: ICLEI Africa
Abstract: This project addresses knowledge, resource, capacity and networking gaps on the theme: 'Strengthening urban governments in planning adaptation.' The main objective of this project is to develop an adaptation framework for managing the increased risk to African local government and their communities due to climate change impact. The ultimate beneficiaries of this project will be African local governments and their communities. The guiding and well-tested ICLEI principle of locally designed and owned projects for the global common good, specifically in a developing world context, will be applied throughout project design, inception and delivery. Additionally, the research will test the theory that the most vulnerable living and working in different geographical, climatic and ecosystem zones will be impacted differently and as such, will require a different set of actions to be taken. Potential commonalities will be sought towards regional participatory learning and wider applicability. The five urban centres chosen for this study, based on selection criteria, include: Cape Town, South Africa, Dar es Salaam, Tanzania; Maputo, Mozambique; Windhoek, Namibia; and Port St. Louis, Mauritius. Through a participatory process, this project will carry out a desk-top study, long-term, multi-discipline, multi-sectoral stakeholder platforms in five Southern African cities comprising of academics, communities and the local government in order to facilitate knowledge-sharing, promote proactive climate adaptation and resource opportunities available for African cities, develop five tailor-made Adaptation Frameworks and explore regional applicability. A network of stakeholders within each urban centre will be established, feeding into a larger regional network of local authorities and partners in Sub-Saharan Africa, and globally through existing ICLEI global (e.g. the ICLEI Cities for Climate Protection programme), ICLEI Africa and UCLG-A members and networks, ensuring global best practice, roll-out, and long-term sustainability.
Project Number: 105868
Project Title: Five-City Network to Pioneer Climate Change Adaptation in sub-Saharan Africa
Access: Open Access
License: MGC signed post January 2008 - author/owner is recipient who signed the MGC; copyright statement required on document
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