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Knowledge sharing on climate change adaptation in Africa from a knowledge sharing intermediary perspective.

Knowledge sharing on climate change adaptation in Africa from a knowledge sharing intermediary perspective.

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  • 1. Knowledge Sharing for climate change adaptation in Africa 8th of June 2009
  • 2. Overview 1. Overview of AfricaAdapt network 2. Challenges for a knowledge sharing intermediary 3. Introducing the Knowledge Sharing Innovation Fund
  • 3. 1 2 3 Overview of AfricaAdapt 18/06/2009 3
  • 4. AfricaAdapt Network RESEARCHERS LOCAL Africa POLICYMAKERS COMMUNITIES Adapt CIVIL SOCIETY 18/06/2009 4
  • 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. 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. 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. Offline Activities • Face-to-face stakeholder gatherings • Mobile alert service • Newsletter • Radio-based programs in local languages • Paper-based and CD dissemination service
  • 9. 1 2 3 Challenges for a knowledge sharing intermediary 18/06/2009 9
  • 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. 1 2 3 Introducing knowledge Sharing Innovation Fund 18/06/2009 12
  • 12. Knowledge sharing barriers Access to Disability Language Gender information
  • 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. Innovative ideas Visual Songs arts Radio Theatre Videos Innovative knowledge sharing !
  • 15. Thank You! www.africa-adapt.net info@africa-adapt.net