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Meteorologists meeting rainmakers : indigenous knowledge and climate policy processes in Kenya

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dc.contributor.author Guthiga, Paul
dc.contributor.author Newsham, Andrew
dc.date.accessioned 2011-08-15T16:26:59Z
dc.date.available 2011-08-15T16:26:59Z
dc.date.issued 2011
dc.identifier.citation Guthiga, P., & Newsham, A. (2011). Meteorologists Meeting Rainmakers: Indigenous Knowledge and Climate Policy Processes in Kenya. IDS Bulletin, 42(3), 104-109. doi:10.1111/idsb.2011.42.issue-3 en
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10625/46830
dc.description.abstract This article seeks to shed light on policy processes arising from interaction between indigenous rainmakers and meteorologists, in participatory action research aimed at increasing the capacity of a local community to adapt to climate change. Policy processes were analysed from the perspective of actors, their narratives and interests. At the beginning of the project, the interactions between the meteorologists and rainmakers was characterised by mutual scepticism. The two groups negotiated on modalities of working together and successfully made joint seasonal weather forecasts that showed good convergence. The analyses using the three lenses of actor-narrative-interest enabled the study to tease out policy dynamics that are often ignored in climate change mitigation studies. Understanding these dynamics is important to ensure that climate change strategies are designed in congruence with local policy dynamics. en
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dc.language.iso en
dc.publisher Blackwell Publishing, Oxford, GB en
dc.subject CLIMATE CHANGE en
dc.subject ADAPTATION TO CHANGE en
dc.subject METEOROLOGICAL SERVICES en
dc.subject WEATHER FORECASTS en
dc.subject INDIGENOUS KNOWLEDGE en
dc.subject RESEARCH RESULTS en
dc.subject POLICY MAKING en
dc.subject KENYA en
dc.title Meteorologists meeting rainmakers : indigenous knowledge and climate policy processes in Kenya en
dc.type Article en
idrc.project.number 105602
idrc.project.componentnumber 105602001
idrc.project.title Linking African Researchers with Adaptation Policy Spaces en
idrc.copyright.holder The Authors. IDS Bulletin
idrc.copyright.holder Institute of Development Studies
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idrc.rims.adhocgroup IDRC SUPPORTED en
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