The Climate for Development in Africa (ClimDev-Africa) Programme is an
initiative of the African Union Commission (AUC), the United Nations
Economic Commission for Africa (UNECA) Africa Climate Policy Centre
(ACPC) and the African Development Bank (AfDB). The programme is seeking
to deploy climate science in ways that lead to climate resilient
ClimDev-Africa is contributing to this vision by supporting activities
that enhance the scientific base and observational infrastructure;
strengthen partnerships between government institutions, private sector,
civil society and vulnerable communities; and improve frameworks for
decision-making, awareness and advocacy.
The purpose of this report is to present the ClimDev Partnership with a
much narrower set of strategic research options by which ACPC and AfDB
in particular could establish a unique presence in the realm of climate
research and resilience planning. As a result, hitherto
under-represented sectors and regions would be better equipped to manage
risks as well as maximise development opportunities presented by climate
variability and change.
A gap analysis was undertaken using different sources of evidence drawn
from bibliographic metrics, previous research prioritisation exercises,
peer-reviewed and grey literature, meta-analysis of web-based material,
conference proceedings, ClimDev reports and proposal short-listing, an
inventory of climate data requests, case studies and consultations with
Six research opportunities are proposed for consideration by ClimDev.
This report has been produced by Loughborough University for Evidence on
Demand with the assistance of the UK Department for International
Development (DFID) contracted through the Climate, Environment,
Infrastructure and Livelihoods Professional Evidence and Applied
Knowledge Services (CEIL PEAKS) programme, jointly managed by HTSPE
Limited and IMC Worldwide Limited.
Wilby, R. Final Report: Climate for development in Africa (ClimDev) &#8211; Climate sciences and services for Africa &#8211; Strategic research opportunities for ClimDev. Evidence on Demand, UK (2014) 84 pp. [DOI: 10.12774/eod_cr.may2014.wilbyr]