Climate Change Adaptation and Peace building in Africa Workshop Report
ATPS Participated in a 2 day workshop on Climate Change Adaptation and Peace building in Africa. The workshop, which was co-sponsored by Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars, Institute for Security Studies, U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), and U.S. Department of State was aimed at providing an opportunity for leading African scholars and practitioners to engage with 30-40 U.S.-based experts from multiple levels of the climate change, adaptation, humanitarian, and peace building communities in order to identify and debate both challenges and opportunities presented by climate change adaptation.
Other objectives of the workshop were:
- To identify synergies between climate change adaptation and peace building communities that can be harnessed to assist governments, communities, NGOs, and international organizations in making progress in both areas.
- To provide opportunities to share lessons learned from integrated efforts in the field, initial efforts to develop tools and guiding principles for capturing co-benefits through cooperation, and fostering dialogue and collaboration among a perse group of policy stakeholders.
- To establish preliminary concrete steps to support effective climate change adaptation efforts in fragile and conflict affected countries, turning awareness into action.
About the Adaptation Partnership
The Adaptation Partnership is a global platform developed to catalyze action and foster communication among institutions and actors engaged in the effort to scale up climate change adaptation and resilience around the world. The Partnership was created during the Petersburg Dialogue Ministerial Conference in May 2010. It is co-chaired by the United States, Spain, and Costa Rica, and includes the participation of more than 50 developed and developing countries.
The Partnership is designed to deliver through three main elements: (1) a rapid review of adaptation action in Asia and the Pacific, Africa, and Latin America and the Caribbean; (2) regional workshops to facilitate participatory action planning and knowledge-sharing; (3) the strengthening of Communities of Practice (CoP) to support implementation and learning. The Effective Adaptation Policy and Programming in Crisis, Conflict and Transition Contexts workshops are undertaken with the partnership and support of the U.S. Department of State and the U.S. Agency for International Development.
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Posted on Thursday 11th April, 2013