AfricaInteract Communication Strategy

Several Assessment Reports of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) have indicated that to render more efficient, efforts made in adaptation to climate change, activities must not only rely on scientific knowledge but must also be carried out within a policy and strategic development context. Adaptation to climate change initiatives in Africa has, however, mostly addressed research, capacity strengthening and policy issues on climate change, separately. Initiatives involving the regular consultation amongst stakeholders in various sectors (including agriculture, health, water and urban issues covered by this project) aimed at reflecting on the adaptation of the poorest and most vulnerable populations to adaptation to climate change in Africa are lacking. It is absolutely critical that an appropriate forum that facilitates interactions among key stakeholders is established to adequately and appropriately inform policy makers in developing the right policies aimed at enhancing adaptation to climate change in Africa.

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