This report presents the findings of the mid term review (MTR) of the Canadian International Development Research Centre (IDRC) and the UK Department for International Development (DFID) Climate Change Adaptation in Africa research and capacity development programme (CCAA). It aims to inform on-going work and provide lessons that could be applied to other adaptation initiatives.
The review concludes that the establishment of the CCAA Programme is a timely and significant development in addressing climate change in Africa. The stated objectives remain worthwhile and generally well targeted at the longer-term challenges of climate change adaptation, and capacity building in the region. At the same time the review concludes that there are a number of refinements and improvements that could be made to the delivery of this ambitious programme to help ensure that the programme achieves the stated objectives. In particular, there is a need to place greater emphasis on adaptation to future climate change impacts as opposed to current climate variability.
Climate Change Adaptation in Africa, International Development Research Centre, Canada. 2 pp. summary only.