To help address the significant threat to Africa’s development that climate change poses, the Africa Community Access Partnership (AfCAP) has commissioned a 2-phased research project that started in April 2016 and is expected to be completed by December 2018.
The study focusses on: (a) demonstrating appropriate engineering and non-engineering adaptation procedures; (b) sustainable enhancement in the capacity of 3 AfCAP partner countries; (c) sustainable enhancement in the capacity of additional AfCAP partner countries; and (d) uptake and embedment across AfCAP partner countries.
This Quarterly Progress Report outlines the progress that has been made since the release of the Inception Report in June 2017. It focusses on the following activities:
progress on the establishment of demonstration sections;
the development of a climate threat and vulnerability methodology for application at a local/project level;
the development of a draft Climate Adaptation Handbook and 3 associated guidelines, namely Change Management Guidelines, Climate Threats and Vulnerability Assessment Guidelines; and Engineering Adaptation Guidelines.
This project is funded by DFID under the Applied Research on Rural Roads and Transport Services through Community Access Programmes in Africa and Asia (AFCAP2 and AsCAP)
Verhaeghe, B.; Paige-Green, P.; Roux, A. le; Head, M. (2017). Climate Adaptation: Risk Management and Resilience Optimisation for Vulnerable Road Access in Africa - Quarterly Progress Report. London: ReCAP for DFID.