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CLimate change and Urban Vulnerability in Africa

Objective

The social and economic impact of natural disasters in emerging economies and developing countries is growing. Many African countries have fragile economies unable to absorb the shocks caused by natural disasters enhanced by the increasing vulnerability of rapidly expanding urban areas. Climate change is likely to rapidly exacerbate this situation. The overall objective of CLUVA is to develop methods and knowledge to be applied to African cities to manage climate risks, to reduce vulnerabilities and to improve coping capacity and resilience towards climate changes. CLUVA will explore these issues in selected African cities (Addis Ababa, Dar es Salaam, Douala, Ougadougou, St.Louis). The project aims at improving the capacity of scientific institutions, local councils and civil society to cope with climate change. CLUVA will assess the environmental, social and economic impacts and the risks of climate change induced hazards expected to affect urban areas (floods, sea-level rise, storm surges, droughts, heat waves, desertification, storms and fires) at various time frames. The project will develop innovative climate change risk adaptation strategies based on strong interdisciplinary components. CLUVA will be conducted by a balanced partnership of European and African partners. The 7 European partners will bring together some of EU’s leading experts in climate, quantitative hazard and risk assessment, risk management, urban planners and social scientists. The 6 African partners from South Africa and from the Universities of the selected cities cover a similar range of expertises, making possible an effective integrated research effort. The project is structured in 6 WorkPackages dealing with climate change and impact models (WP1), multiple vulnerability (WP2), urban planning and governance as key issues to increase the resilience (WP3), capacity building and dissemination (WP4), coordination of the activities in the selected cities (WP5) and project management (WP6).

Call for proposal

FP7-ENV-2010
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Coordinator

AMRA - ANALISI E MONITORAGGIO DEL RISCHIO AMBIENTALE SCARL
Address
Via Nuova Agnano 11
80125 Napoli
Italy

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Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Alfonso Rossi Filangieri (Dr.)
EU contribution
€ 749 407

Participants (12)

KOBENHAVNS UNIVERSITET
Denmark
EU contribution
€ 396 150
Address
Norregade 10
1165 Kobenhavn

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Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Ivan Kristoffersen (Mr.)
THE UNIVERSITY OF MANCHESTER
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 284 662
Address
Oxford Road
M13 9PL Manchester

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Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Sarah Lindley (Dr.)
TECHNISCHE UNIVERSITAET MUENCHEN
Germany
EU contribution
€ 289 720
Address
Arcisstrasse 21
80333 Muenchen

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Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Ulrike Ronchetti (Ms.)
COUNCIL FOR SCIENTIFIC AND INDUSTRIAL RESEARCH
South Africa
EU contribution
€ 421 475
Address
Meiring Naude Road, Brummeria 46
0001 Pretoria

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Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Konrad Wessels (Dr.)
FONDAZIONE CENTRO EURO-MEDITERRANEOSUI CAMBIAMENTI CLIMATICI
Italy
EU contribution
€ 250 000
Address
Via Marco Biagi 5
73100 Lecce

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Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Laura Panzerra
HELMHOLTZ-ZENTRUM FUR UMWELTFORSCHUNG GMBH - UFZ
Germany
EU contribution
€ 237 605
Address
Permoserstrasse 15
04318 Leipzig

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Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Annette Schmidt (Ms.)
NORSK INSTITUTT FOR BY- OG REGIONFORSKNING
Norway
EU contribution
€ 189 999,75
Address
Gaustadalleen 21
0349 Oslo

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Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Jan Olav Viste (Mr.)
UNIVERSITE GASTON BERGER DE SAINT LOUIS
Senegal
EU contribution
€ 148 473
Address
Saint Louis
Saint Louis

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Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Adrien Coly (Dr.)
UNIVERSITE DE YAOUNDE I
Cameroon
EU contribution
€ 140 640
Address
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Yaounde

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Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Charles Awono Onana (Prof.)
UNIVERSITE OUAGA I PROFESSEUR JOSEPH KI-ZERBO
Burkina Faso
EU contribution
€ 149 720
Address
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03 Ouagadougou 03

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Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Hamidou Toure (Prof.)
ARDHI UNIVERSITY
Tanzania
EU contribution
€ 136 329
Address
Ardhi University
- Dar Es Salaam

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Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Alfred Phillip Assey (Mr.)
ADDIS ABABA UNIVERSITY
Ethiopia
EU contribution
€ 100 400
Address
Addis Ababa University
1176 Addis Ababa

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Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Karola Hahn (Dr.)