Sharing Lessons in Africa on Climate Change Adaptation
The African farmers face a critical loss of fertile land and in generally African agricultural system is in crisis. Sub-SaharanAfricaalready isn’t producing enough food to feed its people, and the population is increasing while food production has stagnated or declined.
The CC DARE initiative, which is a jointly implemented UNEP and UND and provides timely technical and financial support in sub-Saharan Africa organized a workshop inNairobi from April 2-5, 2012 in the UN headquarter and the workshop is closed today with positive outcomes.
At least 50 participants from different African farmers and distinguished guests were attended the workshop and benefited over the workshop days. This workshop on climate change adaptation inAfrica, hosted by the UN Environment Programme (UNEP), and provided a forum for knowledge sharing and exchange of ideas on common climate change risks and funded by Danish government.
The Danish ambassador toKenyahonorable Geert Andersen opened the workshop and declared well attentive statement which attracted the participants. On Thursday april 5, 2012 the secretary general of the African Federation of Environmental Journalists (AFEJ) Mr. Daud Abdi Daud who was also invited to take part the workshop made a tremendous speech to the African farmers.
He introduced about the African Federation of Environmental Journalists (AFEJ) and requested them to share AFEJ their ground reports in order to lift their activities to be headed regionally and globally.
CC DARE initiative’s project implementation is aiming to formulate common solutions in support of national policy processes and identify best practices for delivering adaptation solutions. The workshop outcomes also underline engagement hub to key regional partners and policy makers across the continent on climate change adaptation.