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Wednesday, July 8, 2009

AfricaAdapt Network

The UK Department for International Development (DFID) and the International Development Research Centre (IDRC)have funded a new adaptation network for Africa, AfricaAdapt. According to the network's website,

"AfricaAdapt is an independent bilingual network (French/English) focused
exclusively on Africa. The Network’s aim is to facilitate the flow of climate
change adaptation knowledge for sustainable livelihoods between researchers,
policy makers, civil society organisations and communities who are vulnerable to
climate variability and change across the continent."

The network enables users to develop project-based web pages that can be shared through the network's website and provides general climate and adaptation-relevant news and events. The network is also associated with an innovation fund that provides grants of up to US$10,000 to facilitate knowledge sharing, particularly among marginalised communities.

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