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International Center of Insect Physiology and Ecology (ICIPE)



CIPE (, is a 40+ years old pan-African research and development centre with operations to date in 30 countries in sub-Saharan Africa. The Centre’s R&D philosophy is encapsulated in its 4-H paradigm, focusing on human, animal, plant and environmental health with arthropods as the common denominator.  icipe’ has always focussed on green and sustainable pest control strategies, with a particular emphasis on biological and integrated control.  In addition, the Centre has been engaged in academic and non-academic capacity building and is the hub of a network of 34 African Universities. The strong linkages to the Africa science community are complimented by strong ties to many universities and advanced research organizations in Europe and North America.

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Regional focus Africa and the Arab States
Sector Education and training
Food security, agriculture, forestry and fisheries
Human health
Science, assessment, monitoring and early warning
Terrestrial ecosystems
Adaptation delivery activity Capacity building
Climate-resilient development planning
Communications and awareness-raising
Early warning systems
Monitoring and evaluation
Risk/vulnerability mapping
NWP work area Adaptation planning and practices
Climate related risks and extreme events
Data and observations
Methods and tools
Socio-economic information
Technologies for adaptation
Climate hazards Drought
Operational scale Community-based

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