Knowledge Sharing for climate change adaptation in
                      Africa
                   8th of June 2009
Overview

1.   Overview of AfricaAdapt network
2.   Challenges for a knowledge sharing
     intermediary
3.   Introducing ...
1     2   3




             Overview of AfricaAdapt




18/06/2009                                     3
AfricaAdapt Network
                           RESEARCHERS




               LOCAL         Africa
                       ...
Mission and Objectives
MISSION




          Promote and facilitate knowledge
          sharing on climate change adaptati...
Host Partners

• Environment et Development du Tiers Monde
  (ENDA) – Senegal
• Forum for Agricultural Research in Africa
...
Online Activities
• Interactive platform hosting a community of
  practice


• Editorialised information and newsfeeds


•...
Offline Activities

• Face-to-face stakeholder gatherings


• Mobile alert service


• Newsletter


• Radio-based programs...
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             Challenges for a knowledge
                  sharing intermediary



18/06/2009               ...
Challenges for a knowledge intermediary
• Overcoming linguistic and regional barriers
  (francophone/ anglophone Africa)
•...
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       Introducing knowledge Sharing
                Innovation Fund



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Knowledge sharing barriers




               Access to              Disability
Language                     Gender
      ...
Innovation Fund
• Grants of up to US$10.000

• Selection criteria : Engage Hard to reach and
  Marginalised communities

•...
Innovative ideas
                            Visual
    Songs                    arts
                    Radio
       The...
Thank You!


www.africa-adapt.net
info@africa-adapt.net
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  1. 1. Knowledge Sharing for climate change adaptation in Africa 8th of June 2009
  2. 2. Overview 1. Overview of AfricaAdapt network 2. Challenges for a knowledge sharing intermediary 3. Introducing the Knowledge Sharing Innovation Fund
  3. 3. 1 2 3 Overview of AfricaAdapt 18/06/2009 3
  4. 4. AfricaAdapt Network RESEARCHERS LOCAL Africa POLICYMAKERS COMMUNITIES Adapt CIVIL SOCIETY 18/06/2009 4
  5. 5. Mission and Objectives MISSION Promote and facilitate knowledge sharing on climate change adaptation in Africa • Translate info to meet stakeholder needs OBJECTIVES • Build partnerships with organisations / projects • Identify and address capacity constraints to knowledge access, sharing and use • Demonstrate the value of knowledge sharing
  6. 6. Host Partners • Environment et Development du Tiers Monde (ENDA) – Senegal • Forum for Agricultural Research in Africa (FARA) – Ghana • IGAD Climate Prediction and Applications Centre (ICPAC) – Kenya • Institute of Development Studies (IDS) – UK.
  7. 7. Online Activities • Interactive platform hosting a community of practice • Editorialised information and newsfeeds • Thematic overviews and summarised research • Briefings for policy-makers • Multimedia repository
  8. 8. Offline Activities • Face-to-face stakeholder gatherings • Mobile alert service • Newsletter • Radio-based programs in local languages • Paper-based and CD dissemination service
  9. 9. 1 2 3 Challenges for a knowledge sharing intermediary 18/06/2009 9
  10. 10. Challenges for a knowledge intermediary • Overcoming linguistic and regional barriers (francophone/ anglophone Africa) • Sourcing the most pertinent information for diverse stakeholders • Promoting local knowledge that is not readily accessible • Identifying appropriate community intermediaries • Raising researcher awareness on the value of regular knowledge sharing
  11. 11. 1 2 3 Introducing knowledge Sharing Innovation Fund 18/06/2009 12
  12. 12. Knowledge sharing barriers Access to Disability Language Gender information
  13. 13. Innovation Fund • Grants of up to US$10.000 • Selection criteria : Engage Hard to reach and Marginalised communities • Target : African researchers, local and civil society organisations, cooperatives and community networks , among others First round of submissions : Open from 1 July to 1 August 2009.
  14. 14. Innovative ideas Visual Songs arts Radio Theatre Videos Innovative knowledge sharing !
  15. 15. Thank You! www.africa-adapt.net info@africa-adapt.net
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