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Tools and Approaches for Addressing Climate Change Adaptation in Africa – workshop summary report

A summary from ABCG’s 2011 Adaptation workshop.

From 18-20 July 2011, theAfrica Biodiversity Collaborative Group(ABCG) held a training and workshop entitled “Tools and Approaches for Addressing Climate Change Adaptation in Africa,” hosted by World Wildlife Fund-US. The 18 July training was organized by Shaun Martin and Eliot Levine (WWF) and Terry Hills (CI) while the 19-20 July workshop was organized by Natalie Bailey (ABCG), Judy Oglethorpe (WWF), Radhika Dave (CI) and Anton Seimon and James Watson (WCS). This workshop was generously supported by a grant to ABCG from the U.S. Agency for International DevelopmentsBiodiversity Analysis and Technical Support (BATS) program of the Africa Bureau.

Objectives

To provide training on climate change adaptation to field practitioners, conservation professionals and others that will be increasingly addressing adaptation issues in their work

To share climate adaptation approaches, lessons from the field, and tools for addressing climate change adaptation by ABCG members and their partners, with a particular focus on adaptation in Africa

To review current status of adaptation monitoring and explore the possibility of developing monitoring guidance and protocols