8 May 2013: AfriCAN and AfricaAdapt recently hosted a workshop and technical tour on the topic of 'Agriculture, Climate Change and Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR).' The event featured panels focusing on concrete actions that can help farmers adapt to climate change.
The workshop, which took place in Dakar, Senegal, from 25-27 April 2013, saw the announcement of the First AfriCAN Climate award to Nnaemeka Ikegwuonu of the Smallholders Foundation, for his project 'Climate Change on Air.' The Project combines research, creativity, and innovation to raise awareness of climate risk management techniques in Nigeria.
AfricaAdapt is a network hosted by three African organizations, namely the Environment and Development in the Third World (ENDA-TM), the Forum for Agricultural Research in Africa (FARA) and the IGAD Climate Prediction and Applications Centre (ICPAC). AfricaAdapt aims to facilitate the flow of climate change adaptation knowledge for sustainable livelihoods between researchers, policy makers, civil society organisations and communities.
AfriCAN Climate is a project co-funded by the European Commission, which involves various partners, including the World Agroforestry Centre (ICRAF) and the UN Environment Programme (UNEP) Risø Centre. [AfriCAN Press Release] [AfricaAdapt Website] [AfriCAN Website]