Irene Karani

Director

I have over 23 years experience in climate change related issues, natural resource management and rural livelihoods with communities in Africa. I am conversant with the socio-environmental issues in a range of ecosystems and land uses. My interests are in the design, management and implementation of projects/programmes related to natural resource management (environmental management, climate change adaptation, conservation and carbon sequestration), food security, water and sanitation, nutrition and health, pastoralism, conflict management, gender mainstreaming, capacity building, humanitarian interventions in water and animal health, drought cycle management, and eco-tourism and poverty alleviation. I am also interested in monitoring and evaluation of climate change adaptation and development projects.

Irene is a member of the following Themes, Networks or Projects

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Adaptation Learning Programme

The Adaptation Learning Programme for Africa increases the capacity of vulnerable households in sub-Saharan Africa to adapt to increasing and uncertain climate change and climate variability.
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Drylands Resource Guide

This guide highlights research and learning for climate change hotspots, with annotations from ASSAR academics to guide you to the most relevant and useful information for your work.
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ASSAR

This 5-year research project seeks to better understand barriers and enablers to widespread transformative adaptation to advance adaptive livelihoods for vulnerable groups
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AfriCAN Climate

AfriCAN Climate is a project co-funded by the European Commission within the 7th FRAMEWORK PROGRAMME. The project was set up by a team of 5 African and 5 European organisations, including research institutes and networks, and runs from October 2011 to September 2014.
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Synergies between Adaptation and Mitigation

Exploring the co-benefits of adaptation and mitigation.
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Urban Adaptation to Climate Change

Views on trends, challenges, findings and case studies of cities adapting throughout the world.
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