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First edition of the AfriCAN Climate Webinars

On July 24th 2014, the AfriCAN Climate team launched its first webinar on “Exploring Access to Finance for Climate Change Adaptation Projects”. Mr. Sérgio Santos, renowned expert in climate change adaptation and financing, and Director of TerraSystemics, a consultancy Firm based in Lisbon, Portugal, examined financial issues on adaptation projects, sharing his professional point of view with a remarkable presentation. The lecture was followed by a dynamic question and answer session.
The webinar was moderated by Dr. Rocio Díaz-Chavez, Research Fellow at the Centre of Environmental Policy at Imperial College London, and AfriCAN Climate Scientific Coordinator. 
The AfriCAN Climate team would like to thank all the participants (> 50) for their interest in the webinar. A video recording of the webinar is available here.
Relevant Tip:  the AfriCAN Climate contains a search function intended to provide details on where and how to secure financing for project development and implementation. Guidebooks are also available to download, including information on financing for mitigation and adaptation projects in Africa.

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AfriCAN Climate is a professional dynamic and interactive knowledge-sharing platform on climate change adaptation and mitigation, research, and good practice in Africa. Therefore your expert contribution is significant to us – to the AfriCAN Climate community. Hence, we would like to encourage all our readers to be part of our community, and be able to share your expert opinions on research, publications, good practice cases; post events, news and blogs. Sign up as a member here

The latest good practice case studies

Good Practice: Coping with Drought and Climate Change in Zimbabwe

Zimbabwe’s economy had a recorded real growth of 10% per year in 2010-11, followed by a slowing down in 2012-13 due to poor harvests revenues. The country’s economy is facing difficulties, partly as a result of droughts and other climate change effects that are influencing the main economic activity of the region – agriculture. 
Here we discuss a project (funded by UNDP, GEF and SCCF), that aimed to involve the local people in agricultural practices, to adapt their strategies via the use of mixed crops and gender-sensitive agricultural practices. The project helped to improve food security by spreading agricultural risks, which we assess against eight principles of sustainability. You can access the full project discuss via the good practice section of the AfriCAN Climate portal, or just click here.

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