Climate risks have always been a part of life in sub-Saharan Africa (SSA) particularly in the agricultural sector. Increasingly though, climate change is posing significant new challenges to the continent wherein food and water security, livelihoods, shelter, and health are all at risk. In the meantime, there is a lot of uncertainty regarding the pace and extent of the change and its impacts on different sub-regions, nations, communities, and sectors.
Among other things, there is urgent need to improve the knowledge base which policy responses to climate change are built upon, as evidence of climate change implications is increasing and a growing number of SSA countries are developing their own policy frameworks for responding to climate change. It is also crucial that an appropriate linkage and dialogue is enhanced between researchers and policy makers for the effective use of research results. More about the project →