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

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.

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)

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INTERNATIONAL CENTRE FOR RESEARCH IN AGROFORESTRY

Kenya

EU Contribution

€ 139 270

INSTITUTE OF NATURAL RESOURCES ASSOCIATION

South Africa

EU Contribution

€ 312 920

OBSERVATOIRE DU SAHARA ET DU SAHEL

Tunisia

EU Contribution

€ 196 020

UNITED NATIONS EDUCATIONAL, SCIENTIFIC AND CULTURAL ORGANIZATION -UNESCO

France

EU Contribution

€ 285 480

POTSDAM INSTITUT FUER KLIMAFOLGENFORSCHUNG

Germany

EU Contribution

€ 295 595

STICHTING WETLANDS INTERNATIONAL

Netherlands

EU Contribution

€ 184 701,70

INTERNATIONAL WATER MANAGEMENT INSTITUTE IWMI

Sri Lanka

EU Contribution

€ 318 010

UNIVERSITE DE GENEVE

Switzerland

EU Contribution

€ 204 212

FONDATION 2IE ASSOCIATION

Burkina Faso

EU Contribution

€ 112 950

CENTRE DE COOPERATION INTERNATIONALE EN RECHERCHE AGRONOMIQUE POUR LEDEVELOPPEMENT - C.I.R.A.D. EPIC

France

EU Contribution

€ 304 033

UNIVERSITY OF KWAZULU-NATAL

South Africa

EU Contribution

€ 6 912

Altenburg & Wymenga ecologisch onderzoek B.V.

Netherlands

EU Contribution

€ 99 754,30

MOUNTAINS OF THE MOON UNIVERSITY LBG

Uganda

EU Contribution

€ 184 700

UNIVERSITEIT ANTWERPEN

Belgium

EU Contribution

€ 64 240

Project information

Grant agreement ID: 266379

Status

Closed project

  • Start date

    1 March 2011

  • End date

    31 May 2014

Funded under:

FP7-ENVIRONMENT

  • Overall budget:

    € 4 155 152,72

  • EU contribution

    € 3 344 998

Coordinated by:

ANTEA BELGIUM

Belgium