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Uptake of Climate related Research Results through Knowledge Platforms with African Collaboration Partners

Objective

The main aim of the AfriCAN Climate project is the development, operation and promotion of a web-based Knowledge Platform for efficient dissemination of climate change research results and good practices, to encourage users for uptake of success stories and research knowledge in new projects. Thereby, the project will contribute to mitigate climate change impacts on African regions and help communities to adapt to the changing climatic conditions.
Emphasis will be placed on a variety of innovative and creative web functionalities (“e-tools”) when developing the interactive, multimedia, pan-continental, multi-lingual and interdisciplinary AfriCAN Climate Platform. The new platform visitors, the already registered users and the members of the online communities will be facilitated by the editorial team to actively participate in knowledge exchange and uptake of research results. The high profile consortium includes a large variety of experienced EU and African organizations, corresponding to the diversity of target audience addressed by the call. The experts in the consortium achieve full thematic, linguistic and geographical coverage to serve the African continent’s climate change knowledge needs. They will jointly build and continuously update a knowledgebase to feed the platform. Country fact sheets on climate change impacts will be developed for all 54 African countries.
Strategic networking meetings with information multipliers and FP7 National Contact Points will be held on a regular base to encourage them to become active on the Platform by building climate change interest communities, or joining existing communities. On a yearly base, large promotional events will be organized, hosting the AfriCAN Climate Music/Art and Good Practice Award. Technical tours to good practice sites and workshops on uptake of lessons learn in good practice projects and financing will complement the networking activities and improve South-South Cooperation amongst African regions.

Call for proposal

FP7-ENV-2011
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Coordinator

WIRTSCHAFT UND INFRASTRUKTUR GMBH & CO PLANUNGS KG
Address
Sylvensteinstrasse 2
81369 Muenchen
Germany
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
EU contribution
€ 162 319
Administrative Contact
Rainer Janssen (Dr.)

Participants (9)

IMPERIAL COLLEGE OF SCIENCE TECHNOLOGY AND MEDICINE
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 106 946,50
Address
South Kensington Campus Exhibition Road
SW7 2AZ London
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Brooke Alasya (Ms.)
PAU EDUCATION SL
Spain
EU contribution
€ 231 223
Address
Calle Muntaner 262/3
08021 Barcelona
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Sabine Schumann (Mrs.)
DANMARKS TEKNISKE UNIVERSITET
Denmark
EU contribution
€ 98 466,75
Address
Anker Engelundsvej 1 Bygning 101 A
2800 Kgs Lyngby
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
James Haselip (Dr.)
PRACTICAL ACTION
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 64 200
Address
The Schumacher Centre For Technology & Development Bourthon On Dunsmore
CV23 9QZ Rugby
Activity type
Other
Administrative Contact
Teodoro Sanchez (Mr.)
ENDA Tiers Monde
Senegal
EU contribution
€ 80 785
Address
Complexe Sicap Point E
3370 Dakar
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Sow Aby (Ms.)
FOOD AGRICULTURE AND NATURAL RESOURCES POLICY ANALYSIS NETWORK
South Africa
EU contribution
€ 55 319
Address
Cresswell Street 141
0184 Pretoria
Activity type
Other
Administrative Contact
Sharon Alfred (Ms.)
UNIVERSITY OF THE WITWATERSRAND JOHANNESBURG
South Africa
EU contribution
€ 52 162,50
Address
Jan Smuts Avenue 1
2001 Johannesburg
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Mary Scholes (Prof.)
INTERNATIONAL CENTRE FOR RESEARCH IN AGROFORESTRY
Kenya
EU contribution
€ 61 792,50
Address
United Nations Avenue Gigiri
00100 Nairobi
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Jeremias Gasper Mowo (Dr.)
IGAD CENTRE FOR CLIMATE PREDICTION AND APPLICATION
Kenya
EU contribution
€ 86 670
Address
Dagoretti Corner - Ngong Road
0100 Nairobi
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Laban Ogallo (Prof.)