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Africa at a meso-scale: Adaptive and integrated tools and strategies for natural resources management

Objective

Threats to the environment and natural resources, coupled with poor management, have serious implications for both poverty reduction and sustainable economic development. Degrading natural resources in Africa therefore result in an inreased vulnerability of the poor as a result of ecosystem stress, competition for space, soaring food and energy prices, climate change and demographic growth. Nowadays, it is widely accepted that reversing these trends asks for integrated management frameworks. Despite the availability of many tools, expertise, strategies, local practices and indigenous knowledge, the concept of INRM has hardly been brought into practice and the building blocks of INRM (see description acronym) in many cases still need to be integrated. AFROMAISON will make use of what is available regarding INRM and will contribute to a better integration of the components of INRM. In view of the decentralization policy in Africa, we aim to focus on the operational requirements of INRM for sub-national (or meso-scale) authorities and communities.
The main outputs of AFROMAISON are a toolbox, short-term to long-term strategies, quick wins (much gains with little effort) and operational strategies for adaptation to global change. In order to enhance the potential impact, we will put strong efforts in integrated capacity building and a solid dissemination strategy. In order to do so, we will integrate tools, frameworks, strategies and processes for landscape functioning, livelihood & socio-economic development (incl. vulnerability to global change), local knowledge, institutional strenghtening and improved interaction between sectors, scales and communities. For the development of concrete operational strategies for adaptation to global change, AFROMAISON will focus on the three groups of tools: strategies for restoration and adaptation (including sustainable landscape intensification), economic tools and incentives for INRM and tools for spatial planning.

Field of science

  • /social sciences/economics and business/economics/sustainable economy
  • /social sciences/other social sciences/social sciences interdisciplinary/sustainable development
  • /engineering and technology/environmental engineering/natural resource management

Call for proposal

FP7-AFRICA-2010
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Funding Scheme

CP-FP-SICA - Small/medium-scale focused research project for specific cooperation actions dedicated to international cooperation partner countries(SICA)

Coordinator

ANTEA BELGIUM
Address
Roderveldlaan 1
2600 Berchem Antwerpen
Belgium
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
EU contribution
€ 636 200
Administrative Contact
Tom D'haeyer (Mr.)

Participants (14)

INTERNATIONAL CENTRE FOR RESEARCH IN AGROFORESTRY
Kenya
EU contribution
€ 139 270
Address
United Nations Avenue Gigiri
00100 Nairobi
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Laksiri Abeysekera (Mr.)
INSTITUTE OF NATURAL RESOURCES ASSOCIATION
South Africa
EU contribution
€ 312 920
Address
St Patricks Road , Scottsville 67
3201 Pietermaritzburg
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Jennifer Jean Mitchell (Ms.)
OBSERVATOIRE DU SAHARA ET DU SAHEL
Tunisia
EU contribution
€ 196 020
Address
Bvd Du Leader Yasser Arafat
1080 Tunis
Activity type
Public bodies (excluding Research Organisations and Secondary or Higher Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Mohamed Najib Ben Saoud (Mr.)
UNITED NATIONS EDUCATIONAL, SCIENTIFIC AND CULTURAL ORGANIZATION -UNESCO
France
EU contribution
€ 285 480
Address
Place De Fontenoy 7
75352 Paris
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Marloes Mul (Dr.)
POTSDAM INSTITUT FUER KLIMAFOLGENFORSCHUNG
Germany
EU contribution
€ 295 595
Address
Telegrafenberg 31
14473 Potsdam
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Susanne Ziche (Ms.)
STICHTING WETLANDS INTERNATIONAL
Netherlands
EU contribution
€ 184 701,70
Address
Horapark 9
6717 LZ Ede Gld
Activity type
Other
Administrative Contact
Bas Van Weert (Mr.)
INTERNATIONAL WATER MANAGEMENT INSTITUTE IWMI
Sri Lanka
EU contribution
€ 318 010
Address
127 Sunil Mawatha
10120 Colombo
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Natalia Abeynayake (Ms.)
UNIVERSITE DE GENEVE
Switzerland
EU contribution
€ 204 212
Address
Rue Du General Dufour 24
1211 Geneve
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Gregory Giuliani (Dr.)
FONDATION 2IE ASSOCIATION
Burkina Faso
EU contribution
€ 112 950
Address
Rue De La Science
01 Ouagadougou
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Patrick Duval (Mr.)
CENTRE DE COOPERATION INTERNATIONALE EN RECHERCHE AGRONOMIQUE POUR LEDEVELOPPEMENT - C.I.R.A.D. EPIC
France
EU contribution
€ 304 033
Address
Rue Scheffer 42
75016 Paris
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Brigitte Nesius (Ms.)
UNIVERSITY OF KWAZULU-NATAL
South Africa
EU contribution
€ 6 912
Address
University Road, Chiltern Hills
3630 Westville
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Paulina Motshehoa Mokotedi (Ms.)
Altenburg & Wymenga ecologisch onderzoek B.V.
Netherlands
EU contribution
€ 99 754,30
Address
Suderwei 2
9269ZR Feanwâlden
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Eeuwe Wymenga (Mr.)
MOUNTAINS OF THE MOON UNIVERSITY LBG
Uganda
EU contribution
€ 184 700
Address
Kaija Road Plot 21 Kabundaire
Fort Portal
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Rudy Lemmens (Mr.)
UNIVERSITEIT ANTWERPEN
Belgium
EU contribution
€ 64 240
Address
Prinsstraat 13
2000 Antwerpen
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Anne Adams (Ms.)