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Development cooperation, 12/7/2015

Impacts of climate change on ecosystems in Eastern Africa

Description

The project is continuation to a research and development project (Climate Change Impacts on Ecosystem Services and Food Security) funded with 4,9 million Euros between the years 2011-15 in Kenya, Tanzania and Ethiopia. The overall purpose is to disseminate and communicate the research results of the first project phase to rural communities and professionals working with climate change related issues, as well as to strengthen their capacities to monitor and adapt to climate change. The overall objective/impact is to develop adequate capacity of public and private actors in Eastern Africa to gather information on and to adapt to the effects of climate change. Support to the second phase of the project is 1 million Euros between the years 2016-17. The objective of the first project phase was to increase knowledge on the effects of climate change in Eastern Africa and develop the capacity of project beneficiaries to adapt to these effects. The project enhanced climate monitoring capacities in collaboration with local meteorological agencies, strengthened the capacity of farmers, researchers and government officials through training and information dissemination, introduced new techniques (e.g. rainwater harvesting, modern irrigation systems and biological pest management), and increased knowledge on the effects of climate change of researchers and stakeholders utilizing the research results. The final beneficiaries of the second phase are 11 200 smallholder farmers in project countries, National Environmental Management Authorities, primary, secondary and high school teachers as well as decision makers, administrators and governments. They will be reached through the intermediary beneficiaries, namely smallholder farmers’ groups, associations and unions, extension organizations (government and NGOs), youth organizations, private sector, scientist and technicians in National Agricultural Research and Extension Systems and civil society actors. The project is coordinated by the International Centre of Insect Physiology and Ecology (icipe) located in Nairobi. Main implementation partners are Jimma University in Ethiopia, Kenyan NGO Taita Environmental Research and Resource Arc (TERRA), Pangani Basin Water Board in Tanzania, University of York, University of Dar es Salaam and University of Helsinki. The project also cooperates with 23 stakeholders from government organizations to local universities and civil society actors.

More information

http://chiesa.icipe.org/

Funding decision 12/7/2015

1 000 000 €

Target region

Sub-Saharan Africa

Objectives monitored by OECD's Development Assistance Committee

Climate change - adaptation

Field of activity

Rural development 50%
Agricultural research 50%

Type of aid

Project-type interventions

Funding channel

Yliopisto, tutkimuslaitos tai asiantuntijaryhmä
Yliopisto, tutkimuslaitos tai asiantuntijaryhmä

Contact

ali-20

Code for the object of funding

29891601

ID

UHA2015-024638

Created date

10/20/2015

Modified

12/11/2015

Case state

Technical planning
Quality assurance group handling
Preparation of programme proposal

Case status

Pending

This document

Updated 8/30/2016

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