Convening adaptation knowledge networks and platforms in Africa- 2013

Type:
Meeting or Conference
Organizer:
United Nations Environment Programme - Headquarters (UNEP)
Date:
05-06 Feb 2013
Location:
Kenya (Nairobi)
Venue:
UNEP headquarters
Language:
English

This workshop will be convened under the theme "Convening Adaptation Knowledge Networks and Platforms in Africa". The Africa Adaptation Knowledge Network is facilitated by UNEP under the umbrella of the Global Adaptation Network (GAN). It is based on the recognition that: Africa is particularly vulnerable to the impacts of climate change; adaptation is a knowledge-intensive undertaking; and access to relevant and usable knowledge is an important prerequisite for successful adaptation efforts.

 The Network functions as a knowledge hub on adaptation, promoting cooperation and collaboration in seeking robust solutions to climate change impacts using experiences and lessons learnt from the implementation of independent actions in different locations. It also seeks to convene existing adaptation knowledge networks and platforms in Africa to open a window of opportunity for taking stock of the state of adaptation knowledge mobilization on the continent.

Africa is particularly vulnerable to the impacts of climate change. Adaptation is a knowledge-intensive undertaking, and access to relevant and usable knowledge is an important prerequisite for successful adaptation efforts. Against this backdrop, the Africa Adaptation Knowledge Network facilitated by UNEP under the umbrella of the Global Adaptation Network (GAN) is functioning as a knowledge hub on adaptation, promoting cooperation and collaboration in seeking robust solutions to climate change impacts using experiences and lessons learnt from the implementation of independent actions in different locations. Convening existing adaptation knowledge networks and platforms in Africa opens a window of opportunity for taking stock of the state of adaptation knowledge mobilization on the continent.


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How to register

For further information contact Richard Munang at Richard.Munang@unep.org

Keywords

Themes:
Climate Change, Indigenous Knowledge
Countries:
Kenya
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