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Canada's Environment Minister announces recipients of climate change research

05 January 2012, International Development Research Centre (IDRC)
URL: http://www.idrc.ca/EN/Misc/Pages/NewsDetails.aspx?NewsID=375


On November 25, Canada's Environment Minister, the Honourable Peter Kent, announced funding for seven winning projects from across Africa that will support important and innovative initiatives to better equip the African continent to deal with the effects of climate change. The African Adaptation Research Centres (AARC) initiative is a three-year, $10 million project managed by IDRC with funding provided by the Government of Canada, as part of Canada’s commitment to fast-start climate change financing promised under the Copenhagen Accord.

Also in attendance at the Ottawa announcement were two of the AARC recipients: Saïd Hounkponou from Benin’s Initiatives pour un Développement Intégré Durable and via video from South Africa, Lindiwe Majele Sibanda from the Food, Agriculture and Natural Resources Policy Network.  

The effects of climate change pose immense challenges for Africans in the coming decades. The AARC initiative will help build the leadership and research expertise required to help guide decision-makers in setting priorities and developing effective adaptation strategies.
 

Learn more about the AARC projects

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