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  1. 1. CLIMATE CHANGE ADAPTATION AND AFRICAN AGRICULTURE GRANTEE CONVENING 24-25 February 2011 Project Name: Building Resilience to Climate Change in the Agricultural Sector through STI Capacity Development in AfricaGrantee : African Technology Policy Studies Network - ATPS Dr. Kevin Chika Urama, Ms. Wairimu Mwangi & Dr. Nicholas Ozor 0
  2. 2. What is ATPS? A multi-disciplinary network of researchers, private sector actors, policymakers and civil society actors promoting the generation, dissemination, use and mastery of science, technology and innovation (STI) forAfrican development, environmental sustainability and global inclusion. 1
  3. 3. ATPS Vision To become the leading international centre ofexcellence and reference in science, technologyand innovation systems research, training and capacity building, communication and sensitization, knowledge brokerage, policy advocacy and outreach in Africa. 2
  4. 4. ATPS MissionTo improve the quality of science, technology andinnovation systems research and policy making in Africa by strengthening capacity for science and technology knowledge generation, communication and dissemination, use andmastery for sustainable development in Africa. 3
  5. 5. ATPS Overall Objective To develop Africa’s STI capacity (knowledgebasis & infrastructure, knowledge circulation & networks, knowledge conditions & policies) today for sustainable African development tomorrow. 4
  6. 6. ATPS MottoBuilding Africa’s Science, Technology and Innovation (STI) Capacity Today for Sustainable African Development Tomorrow. 5
  7. 7. Where We Work 6
  8. 8. What we doCore Functions:  Knowledge Generation (Policy Research capacity building, Training and sensitization);  Knowledge Brokerage (Building Partnerships for STI RPP; Stakeholder Dialogue, Knowledge Circulation and Networking, RPP Champions, … );  Knowledge Dissemination & Outreach – (Publications, STI Journalism (Radio, TV, Print), Policy Advocacy);  Knowledge Valorization – (Dynamic Engagement (P-Q-R-P model); Science Communication, Innovation Challenge Programs). 7
  9. 9. How We Do This Thematic policy research & capacity building programs; Cross-cutting Non-thematic (facilitative) programs. Together these form Six Strategic Priorities 8
  10. 10. ATPS Strategic Priorities Outreach, Knowledge Brokerage Training & Sensitization & Stakeholder DialogueResearch Capacity Communication & Policy AdvocacyBuildingInternational Cooperation& PartnershipYouth & GenderEmpowerment 9
  11. 11. Other ATPS Programs/Projects on Climate Change Climate Change Innovation Challenge Awards 2010 25 Research Projects Innovation Incubation activities ongoing in 12 countries including Nigeria, United Kingdom, Tanzania, Uganda, Kenya, Lesotho, Ghana, Zimbabwe, Malawi, Ethiopia, Benin Republic and South Africa under the auspices of ATPS Gender empowerment programs (AYFST & AWFST) Training and Sensitization of African Parliamentarians & Parliamentary Staff on Climate Change Policy Development & Global Dialogues : - ATPS, UKPOST, SciDEV-Net Training of African Parliamentary staff 22-26 September 2008 - ATPS, UNEP, ICPAC, IDRC sensitization workshop for Kenya Parliamentarians 8-9 October 2009 Training & Sensitization of African Science Journalists, & Artists - Working with AFSJ and Nollywood actors to communicate climate change to the quadruple helix (drama, newspaper articles, popular communication materials including cartoons and folklores, etc 10
  12. 12. Our other projects/programs on climate change adaptation Representing the African Voice in Global Panels and Policy Dialogues on Climate Change: - Co-Chairing the UNEP Facilitated African Adaptation Network (AAN), the African Chapter of GAN - Lead Author and SPM taskforce member for the IPCC SREEN Report - Chair of Sustainable Water Resource Management for the International Resource Panel Science Communication & Media Engagement - Green Drinks & World Science Café Program - Climate Change for Schools Program – targeting primary & Secondary Schools only - Life Interactive shows on TV and Radio - E.g. ECO Show (KBC), Good morning Kenya (KBC), LuiOtieno Show (K24), etc - Science Publications (WPs, SPs, RPs, JA, PBs, PCNs, …. 11
  13. 13. Our other projects/programs on climate change adaptation Mainstreaming Transdisciplinary Climate Change Adaptation Capacity in Universities and tertiary education in Africa- An ATPS/UNN/OSI program African Climate Change Fellowship Program (ACCFP): supported by START, IRA & AAS and aims at: – Influencing curriculum review in African universities to include issues of climate change – Increasing awareness and knowledge of climate change issues amongst farming communities in Africa 12
  14. 14. Objectives of the Rockefeller Foundation Grant To select research projects on agriculture innovation systems for climate resilience. To select case study projects on indigenous and emerging agriculture innovations for climate resilience. Complete research projects and case studies on the above. Develop the structure for a web-based platform for the Interactive collaborative Environment (ICE). 13
  15. 15. Key Activities Related to the GrantRegional Research Projects Countries Status Outputs so far CoveredAgricultural Innovations for Climate Nigeria, Research 1 Working PaperChange Adaptation and Food Liberia & completed 1 Research PaperSecurity in West Africa: The Case of Sierra 1 Policy BriefNigeria, Ghana and Sierra Leone LeoneAgricultural Innovations for Climate Ghana & Research 1 Working PaperChange Adaptation and Food The Gambia completed 1 Research PaperSecurity in Africa: The Ghanaian 1 Policy BriefPerspectiveAgricultural Innovations and Cameroon, Research 1 Working PaperIndigenous Knowledge as Keys to Equatorial completed 1 Research PaperEnsuring Food Security in the South Guinea & 1 Policy BriefWest Region of Cameroon Central African Republic 14
  16. 16. Key Activities Related to the Grant Country Case Studies Countries Status Outputs Covered Tracking Effective Indigenous Adaptation Strategies on Impacts of Tanzania Research 1 Working Paper Climate Variability on Food Security completed 1 Research Paper and Health of Subsistence Farmers in 1 Policy Brief Tanzania Climate Change Awareness and Nigeria Research 1 Working Paper Indigenous Adaptive Technologies in completed 1 Research Paper the Niger Delta Region of Nigeria 1 Policy Brief Emerging and Indigenous Technology Nigeria Research 1 Working Paper; for Climatic Change Adaptation in the completed 1 Research Paper; Farming Systems of Southwest 1 Policy Brief Nigeria Wind Resource Assessment for Ghana Research 1 Working Paper Sustainable Development in Rural completed 1 Research Paper Ghana- A Science, Technology, and 1 Policy Brief Innovation Research Capacity Building Initiative 15
  17. 17. Key Activities Related to the GrantCountry Case Studies Countries Status Outputs so far CoveredAn Assessment of Indigenous Climate Nigeria Research 1 Working PaperChange Adaptation Practices in Completed 1 Research PaperSmallholder- Agriculture of Southeast 1 Policy BriefNigeriaStudy of Technological and Farming Nigeria Research 1 Working PaperSystems Adaptation to Climate Completed 1 Research PaperChange in Farming Communities of 1 Policy BriefEnugu State, NigeriaKnowledge based Integrated Mapping Sierra Leone Research 1 Working Paperof Climate Change Adaptations: Completed 1 Research PaperIndigenous Responses, Techno- 1 Policy BriefScientific Observations and FutureOutlook for Food Security, Health andDisaster Management in Sierra Leone. 16
  18. 18. Key Activities Related to the GrantCountry Case Studies Countries Status Outputs so far CoveredSensitizing and Building the Capacity Egypt Research 1 Policy Briefof Women towards Climate Change CompletedConsequences in Northern Lakes ofEgyptEnabling Rural Innovation for Climate Malawi Research 1 Working PaperChange Adaptation and Livelihood Completed 1 Research PaperSecurity 1 Policy BriefAssessment of the Impact and Lesotho Research 1 Working PaperAdaptive Capacity of the Machobane Completed 1 Research PaperFarming System to Climate Change 1 Policy Briefin LesothoAssessment of the incidence of Nigeria Research 1 Working PaperClimate Change and Indigenous Completed 1 Research PaperInnovative Adaptation Measures in 1 Policy BriefNorthern Nigeria 17
  19. 19. Development of the Interactive CollaborativeEnvironment (ICE) – Ongoing
  20. 20. Highlight on the Progress to date Three (3) regional studies on Agricultural Innovations for Climate Change Adaptation & Resilience capacity development covering Western & Central African countries completed Eleven (11) case studies on emerging and indigenous technologies for CCA in Africa completed The development of the Framework for the Interactive Collaborative Environment (ICE) is ongoing. 7 Research Papers in press, and 6 under peer review 2 Policy Briefs in Press, 11 under peer review 11 Working Papers in Press, 2 under peer review Many Televisions shows, drama and skits have been developed to create awareness and disseminate the findings on climate change Database of key stakeholders in agricultural innovation systems of the case study countries completed 19
  21. 21. Early Findings (optional) Climate Change means different things to different stakeholders Numerous farmers and farming communities in the study areas have undertaken various measures to “cope” with climate change impacts Some of these “coping strategies” have evolved into new prototypes of indigenous technologies and innovations that could be up-scaled to improve the resilience capacities of rural communities but financial constraints and lack innovation incubation facilities and entrepreneurship skills limit the rural farmer’s capacity to build resilience in systematic ways The impacts attributed to climate change by rural farmers are multifaceted. A more systematic causation study is required to determine impacts which are due to CC and those that are caused by inadequate farming practices 20
  22. 22.  The perceptions of climate change differ between the rural and the urban communities. The urban communities mostly perceive climate change to be a rural problem and vice versa. Some farming systems exacerbate the impacts of climate change while others enhance climate change adaptation Climate change information (especially emerging adaptation options) has not been effectively communicated to target audience and vulnerable people who require it to build resilience capacity There is absence of climate change policies in most African countries which is expected to drive the process of adaptation and resilience capacity 21
  23. 23. Emerging Opportunities for Collaboration Innovation Incubation – to nurture & incubate emerging and indigenous technologies for CCA and resilience capacity building in rural areas Further development and implementation of the ICE to facilitate knowledge flows and value addition Support for women and the youth empowerment programs (AYFST, AWFST, AWARD, etc) to engage more developing technologies for CCA and resilience capacity building in Africa. Communication Strategies to mainstream agricultural innovations for CCA in Africa’s development agenda including the CAADP implementation programs. 22
  24. 24. Next steps Finalization of narrative and technical reports to RF Finalization of the publications processes and submission of manuscripts to international journals Finalization of the development of the ICE Framework and fundraising for the full implementation of the ICE Continued implementation of the ATPS Climate Innovations Award program to facilitate the incubation, mainstreaming and up-scaling of the indigenous technology prototypes emerging from the regional and country case studies Increased funding for CC research and capacity building in Africa to meet the emerging opportunities already identified 23
  25. 25. African Technology Policy Studies Network The Chancery, 3rd Floor, Valley Road P. O. Box 10081-00100 Nairobi, Kenya Tel: +254-20-271 4098/ 168/ 498 Fax: +254-20-271 4028 Website: Email: Skype address: atpsnet African Technology Policy Studies Network By harnessing science and technology, African countries have astronger chance of addressing poverty, disease and environmental destruction… The New African, Vol.494, p. 19 24