Strengthening Africa adaptation: Emerging lessons from the CCAA programme
This briefing was prepared for the Third Special Session of the African Ministerial Conference on the Environment (AMCEN) on Climate Change, May 25-29, 2009, and outlines findings of the CCAA programme.
The research and capacity building supported by the CCAA programme to date indicates that many vulnerable groups in Africa already have considerable experience of coping with climate extremes and variability. They come to the research process with considerable knowledge to share and great willingness to actively test options. Climate change predicted for this century however is expected to surpass the limits of their knowledge and resilience. A wider framework of African and international policy support should be based on evidence and the active involvement of affected communities, and should ultimately strengthen local processes of adaptation.
4 pp. CCAA contribution to the 3rd Special Session of AMCEN, Nairobi, 25-29 May 2009