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Adaptation Practices
The adaptation practices interface is a gateway to information on adaptation practices worldwide. It provides a summary of adaptation practices by a large range of organizations, agencies and businesses, along with descriptions and relevant links and publications. The interface was mandated by the SBSTA, see SBSTA 25 report FCCC/SBSTA/2006/11 (paragraph 59).
It was updated for the thirtieth session of the SBSTA (June 2009).
Type of organization

Regional focus

Sector

Adaptation delivery activity

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Adaptation Practice Type of organization Regional focus Sector Adaptation delivery activity Description

START International - Integrating Climate Change Mitigation and Adaptation into Development Planning (CCMAP)

Governmental

Intergovernmental

Africa and the Arab States

Least Developed Countries

Food security, agriculture, forestry and fisheries

Other

Transport, infrastructure and human settlements

Capacity building

Other

Risk/vulnerability mapping

Engages climate scientists and policy-makers in dialogues to facilitate the integration of climate-science in development and risk reduction measures.

Science-Policy Dialogue Final Reports

Integrating Vulnerability and Adaptation to Climate Change into Sustainable Development Policy Planning and Implementation in Eastern and Southern Africa (IISD)

Governmental

Intergovernmental

Non-Governmental

Africa and the Arab States

Least Developed Countries

Food security, agriculture, forestry and fisheries

Other

Capacity building

Other

Develops knowledge on the integration of climate change into development planning with the aim of building capacity to generate and use information to reduce vulnerability.

AIRD lágence - Interdisciplinary and Participative Research on Interactions between Ecosystems, Climate and Societies in West Africa

Academic

Africa and the Arab States

Least Developed Countries

Small Island Developing States

Terrestrial ecosystems

Other

Builds scientific capacity of African researchers to explore an interdisciplinary approach to development research. Facilitates networking between stakeholders engaged in climate change.  

Projects (French):

AFDB - Lake Chad Sustainable Development Support Program (PRODEBALT)

Africa and the Arab States

Least Developed Countries

Other

Capacity building

Other

Provides funding to develop sustainable technical actions for Lake Chad and increase its productivity.

Linking African Researchers with Adaptation Policy Spaces (Africa Adapt)

Non-Governmental

Africa and the Arab States

Least Developed Countries

Other

Capacity building

Other

Develops knowledge, research and tools to educate on adaptation policy processes at local and national levels.                              

Project Summary:
Linking African Researchers with Adaptation Policy Spaces

Managing Risk, Reducing Vulnerability and Enhancing Productivity under a Changing Climate (IDRC)

Governmental

Africa and the Arab States

Least Developed Countries

Food security, agriculture, forestry and fisheries

Capacity building

Pilot adaptation programmes/projects

Generates vulnerability to drought knowledge in Africa to inform decision-making tools aimed at reducing this vulnerability.

Country Report:
Sudan

Managing Uncertainty: Innovation systems for coping with climate variability and change (ICRISAT)

Academic

Non-Governmental

Africa and the Arab States

Least Developed Countries

Food security, agriculture, forestry and fisheries

Other

Produces research on the direct and indirect impacts of climate change, develops a system for knowledge exchange to mainstream climate risk management  research.

Natural Disaster Preparedness for Coastal Cities of North Africa (WB)

Intergovernmental

Africa and the Arab States

Other

Transport, infrastructure and human settlements

Oceans and coastal areas

Other

Risk/vulnerability mapping

Produces action plan of measures to lower potential loss from extreme events.          

Projects

CIP project - Participatory Development and Testing Strategies to Reduce Climate Variability of Poor Farm Households in East Africa through Innovations in Potato and Sweet Potato Technologies and Enabling Policies

Academic

Africa and the Arab States

Least Developed Countries

Food security, agriculture, forestry and fisheries

Other

Designs long-term technology and policy strategies to reduce the climate vulnerability of famers. Develops capacity to integrate research methods into analysis of farmer ability to adapt.

Project Proposal
 

Partners for Resilience

Non-Governmental

Africa and the Arab States

Asia-Pacific

Caribbean and Central America

Least Developed Countries

Other

Capacity building

Communication and awareness raising

Knowledge management

Nine country programme integrating disaster risk reduction, climate change adaptation and ecosystem management and restoration. Conducts co-operative risk management actions with governments and other agencies to reduce vulnerability to disasters and climate change and build livelihood resilience.

Leaflet:
A new partnership for resilience

Additional information
2012 Workshop Report

Project
Climate Proof Disaster Risk Reduction

Climate Investment Funds - Pilot Program for Climate Resilience (PPCR)

Intergovernmental

Africa and the Arab States

Asia-Pacific

Least Developed Countries

Small Island Developing States

South America

Other

Other

Provides short-term finance to climate-resilient national development programmes.

Reports

Preparedness for Climate Change (RCCC)

Non-Governmental

Africa and the Arab States

Asia-Pacific

Caribbean and Central America

Least Developed Countries

Small Island Developing States

Other

Capacity building

Other

Programme established to build climate knowledge of Red Cross societies and national governments. Integrate adaptation and disaster plans to improve preparedness and response thereby reducing vulnerability.

 

Regional Coordination on Natural Resources Management and Capacity Building (WB)

Intergovernmental

Africa and the Arab States

Least Developed Countries

Water resources

Capacity building

Other

Risk/vulnerability mapping

Communication and awareness raising

Knowledge management

Development of regional knowledge of natural resources status and management options with the objective of reducing degradation and adapting to climate change.

Egypt - Second Phase Report

Regional Science Service Centre for Adaptation to Climate Change and Sustainable Land Management in Southern Africa (SASSCAL)

Academic

Africa and the Arab States

Least Developed Countries

Terrestrial ecosystems

Capacity building

Communication and awareness raising

Knowledge management

Other

Regional initiative to improve science-based decision-making capacity in response to climate change and sustainable land use concerns.

Documents

Resilience and the African Smallholder: Enhancing the capacities of communities to adapt to climate change (IDRC)

Governmental

Africa and the Arab States

Least Developed Countries

Food security, agriculture, forestry and fisheries

Other

Develops knowledge and technologies to improve capacity to adapt to climate change with a view to improving food security and environmental integrity. Creates context-specific local-national action plans for adaptation. 

Documentation                        

Re-thinking Water Storage for Climate Change Adaptation in Sub-Saharan Africa (IWMI)

Academic

Non-Governmental

Africa and the Arab States

Least Developed Countries

Water resources

Food security, agriculture, forestry and fisheries

Other

Creates guidance documentation on the integration of climate change into planning and management of water in agriculture with a view to reducing risk and building resilience.

Running Dry: Empowering poor people to manage water in arid and semi-arid lands (GWI)

Non-Governmental

Africa and the Arab States

Least Developed Countries

Water resources

Other

Implements community-based, gender-balanced integrated water resource management (IWRM) projects to provide safe water and improve overall wellbeing.

East Africa Accomplishments
 

Security in Mobility: Advocating for safe movement as a climate change adaptation strategy for pastoralists in the Horn and East Africa

Academic

Intergovernmental

Africa and the Arab States

Least Developed Countries

Food security, agriculture, forestry and fisheries

Communication and awareness raising

Knowledge management

Other

Advocacy initiative to reduce risks and livelihood insecurity faced by mobile pastoralists.
Security in Mobility - Key messages

Sensitization of Parliamentarians in Kenya and Ethiopia to Climate Change (IDRC)

Governmental

Intergovernmental

Africa and the Arab States

Least Developed Countries

Other

Communication and awareness raising

Knowledge management

Capacity building

Provides a platform for knowledge sharing between scientists and policy makers to raise awareness of climate change and its impacts and provide policy advice.  

Activity
Training and Sensitization

Strengthening the Role of Civil Society in Water Governance in African Cities: Durban, Maputo, Nairobi (IDRC)

Academic

Governmental

Africa and the Arab States

Least Developed Countries

Water resources

Other

Transport, infrastructure and human settlements

Capacity building

Other

Produces research on vulnerability, perception and institutional processes in relation to climate change. This informs the development of practical strategies to enhance resilience with a view to upscaling nationally.

Newsletter

Support to Policy Consultation and Actions to boost Sustainable Use of Water and Energy Resources for Agricultural Production and Livelihood Improvement in the Near East and North Africa Region in the context of Climate Change

Intergovernmental

Africa and the Arab States

Least Developed Countries

Asia-Pacific

Food security, agriculture, forestry and fisheries

Other

Water resources

Capacity building

Other

Enhances decision-maker and public knowledge of water and energy in the context of climate change and develops capacity to formulate policy and management initiatives.                     

AAP: Africa Adaptation Program

Intergovernmental

Africa and the Arab States

Least Developed Countries

Small Island Developing States

Other

Capacity building

Other

Communication and awareness raising

Knowledge management

Scientific, technical and financial knowledge and investment to enhance government capabilities to mainstream climate change adaptation into frameworks and policies.  

Projects

TACC: Territorial Approach to Climate Change (UN)

Intergovernmental

Africa and the Arab States

Least Developed Countries

South America

Other

Capacity building

Communication and awareness raising

Knowledge management

Engages with local government to improve access to climate science and resources and develop climate strategies and plans for their area. Designs a framework for cross-sectoral dialogue to address climate change.

Urban–Rural Interdependence and the Impact of Climate Change in Malawi and Tanzania (IDRC)

Academic

Governmental

Africa and the Arab States

Least Developed Countries

Food security, agriculture, forestry and fisheries

Capacity building

Other

Documents the affect of climate change on vulnerabilities and coping mechanisms of communities in relation to food supply. Offers stakeholders climate change and variability adaptation options.

Workshop Report September 2009

Zambezi River Basin Initiative (SADC)

Governmental

Africa and the Arab States

Least Developed Countries

Other

Capacity building

Other

Builds capacity in local Red Cross Branches to address risk reduction, resilience and livelihood stability along the Zambezi River. 

Brochures

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