Building African Capacity for Climate and Development Challenges
In Africa, where existing poverty and development challenges will be greatly compounded by climate and other global environmental change, it is fundamental to enable development that is equitable, low in carbon emissions, and resilient to existing and expected climate risks and impacts. However, in Africa, the community of professionals and researchers working on the complex interrelationships between climate change and development is relatively small.
Funded by the United Kingdom Research and Innovation Global Challenges Research Fund this project works to both maximise existing expertise and build new networks and communities of practice. Through our collaborative, multiscale and transdisciplinary research, we aim to:
Better understand the climate and development challenges threatening Africa’s current and future wellbeing.
Co-produce knowledge with society on how to respond to these new risks and challenges.
Co-design, evaluate and sustain context-specific and culturally-appropriate innovations and solutions.