Saturday, November 20, 2010

20 African countries to accelerate climate adaptation

TTKN News: Climate adaptation teams from all 20 countries participating in the Africa Adaptation Programme (AAP) will meet in Dakar next week (22-25 November) to step up efforts to make their countries more resilient to climate change.

Higher temperatures, changing rainfall patterns, more frequent and severe storms, less weather predictability, the influx of new pests and disease and rising sea levels are among the effects of climate change that threaten to derail development on the world’s poorest and most climate-vulnerable continent.

The week-long meeting will present the first opportunity for all 20 teams to share their experiences in climate adaptation, identify lessons learned, build on each other’s successes and agree on priorities for the AAP workplan for 2011 that will close knowledge gaps, build capacity and accelerate the transformation of their countries from climate vulnerability to climate resilience.

WHO: 20 Countries Participating in Africa Adaptation Programme: Burkina Faso, Cameroon, Congo, Ethiopia, Gabon, Ghana, Kenya, Lesotho, Malawi, Mauritius, Morocco, Mozambique, Namibia, Niger, Nigeria, Rwanda, Sao Tome & Principe, Senegal, Tanzania, Tunisia

WHAT: Africa Adaptation Programme Peer Evaluation and Planning Meeting
WHERE: Hotel des Almadies, La Pointe des Almadies, Dakar, Senegal
WHEN: Monday 22-25 November 2010, Official Opening: 13h00 to 14h30 (for full meeting agenda please visit: www.undp-adaptation.org/africaprogramme/)…

An old postcard of Dakar by Fran├žois-Edmond Fortier (1862-1928)

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