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Climate Change Adaptation in Africa (CCAA) / Le programme Adaptation aux changements climatiques en Afrique (ACCA)

Climate Change Adaptation in Africa (CCAA) / Le programme Adaptation aux changements climatiques en Afrique (ACCA)

 



The Climate Change Adaptation in Africa (CCAA) research and capacity development program aimed to improve the capacity of African countries to adapt to climate change in ways that benefit the most vulnerable. Building on existing initiatives and past experience, the CCAA program worked to establish a self-sustained skilled body of expertise in Africa to enhance the ability of African countries to adapt. CCAA was a joint program of the International Development Research Centre (IDRC), and the Department for International Development (DFID), U.K.

The program supported three core activity areas:

  • Participatory action research
  • Communications and networking
  • Education and training

Le programme Adaptation aux changements climatiques en Afrique (ACCA), axé sur la recherche et le renforcement des capacités, vise à accroître la capacité des pays d’Afrique de s’adapter aux changements climatiques de sorte que même les plus vulnérables s’en tirent bien. Faisant fond sur les initiatives en cours et l’expérience acquise, le programme avait pour objectif la création, sur le continent même, d’un bassin d’experts chevronnés et autonomes qui, par leurs travaux, allaient aider les pays africains à mieux s’adapter. Le CCAA était un programme conjoint du Centre de recherches pour le développement international (CRDI), et du Department for International Development (DFID), du Royaume-Uni.

L’action du programme s’inscrivait dans les trois grands champs d’activités suivants :

  • La recherche-action participative
  • Les communications et le réseautage
  • L’éducation et la formation



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