In March 2017, CARE’s Africa Learning Programme (ALP), the International Development Research Centre (IDRC), Africa Centre for Technology Studies (ACTS), ENDA Energie and CKB organised the Africa Learning Forum on Adaptation in Saly, near Dakar in Senegal.
ALFA 2017 provided a platform for multi-actor learning and exchange on climate change adaptation knowledge, practice and capacity building in Africa. It brought together close to 100 stakeholders from all over Africa, to build connections and strengthen commitments to realise high-quality adaptation programmes and actions, which are supported by capacity building activities and which will result in long-term climate resilience in Africa’s vulnerable populations.
ALFA 2017 aimed to support continuous adaptation learning in Africa, by working towards the following objectives:
- Turning adaptation knowledge into action: drawing from successful adaptation initiatives, knowledge and evidence, and analyses of drivers and barriers.
- Creating an African cadre of experts: exchange on adaptation learning, capacity building and training opportunities in Africa, their current and future potential for sustainability and up-scaling.
- Providing an enabling environment: exploring ideas for improved coordination, continuous learning, knowledge brokering and exchange related to adaptation decisions, capacity building and action.
View the communiqué of the outcomes of ALFA below:
The communiqué is also available in French.