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United Nations Institute for Training and Research

The United Nations Institute for Training and Research (UNITAR) is an autonomous body within the United Nations with a mandate to enhance the effectiveness of the UN through training and research. 

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ACCCA Ouagadougou

The ACCCA project in Ougadougou is looking at adaptation in urban and peri-urban areas. Climate change has the potential to destroy the socio-economic progress that the city has...

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ENDA Communities Matam Project

This project is concerned with enhancing food security in the context of the modification of floodplain functionality as a result of hydrological regime due to climate change, and changes in...

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Biodiversity in the Albertine Rift

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An advanced education and training program on biodiversity conservation and climate change was implemented at the University of Dar es Salaam,...

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ACCCA Durban, S. Africa

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A sufficient quantity of good quality water is essential for the well-being of impoverished, and therefore, vulnerable communities. However,...

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ACCCA Niger and Tunisia

The Sahara and Sahel Observatory (OSS) member states are located within the Sahalian zone in arid, semi-arid and sub-humid dry regions with primarily agrarian economies. Stresses within...

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ACCCA Nigeria

The Nigerian coast is one of the low lying lagoonal Western African coasts, which is likely to experience severe impacts from flooding as a result of rising sea levels and climate change. Nigeria also has low adaptive capacity due to its limited experience with adaptation techniques. Livelihoods are now recognized as a key element in people’s adaptive capacity and vulnerability to climate-related stresses. 

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ACCCA Bangladesh

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This project aims to develop a community-driven adaptation plan of action, as well as to facilitate the mainstreaming of climate...

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Climate projections for Mongu

Change in rainfall at Mongu for the period 2046-2065 from a range of climate models

Looking at the graph above there are periods in the year where there is agreement...

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ENDA Communities, W. Zambia project

''The flood that comes every year can make or destroy our way of life. It has always been that way but these days we see more extremes of flood or drought and this is causing serious problems with...

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Maradi Climate Projections

Change in precipitation for the period 2046-2065

Uncertainty over the driving forces of current W. African climate, such as the W. African monsoon, the role that land...

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ENDA Communities Niger Project

Dry river bed in Maradi District

This ENDA Communities project is working with several communities in Maradi District to develop adaptation actions to support food...

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Sea-Level rise Banjul

Impact of 1m sea-level rise on Banjul

Banjul is located on a low-lying spit composed entirely of erodable sediments, and is already experiencing problems due to...

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Climate projections for Banjul

Change in rainfall for the period 2046-2065 from various climate models.

Uncertainty over the driving forces of current W. African climate, such as the W. African...

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ENDA Communities Banjul project

Beach erosion near Banjul, The Gambia

The main objectives of the project is identifying climate related stresses in the pilot action zone, assessing the vulnerability...

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Community perceptions of change

Rainfall and actual evapotranspiration of Mekelle meteorological station

Rainfall in the area around Mekele traditionally comprises a small rainy season from March-...

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ACCCA/ENDA Communities Tigray Project

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Project Description

This ACCCA project brings together poor communities in drought-hit regions of northern Ethiopia with technical...

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ACCCA Afram Plains

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The broad purpose of this project is to design and implement successful and sustainable climate change adaptation strategies that address food...

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Climate Services

This theme covers information and research for understanding and using climate data, communicating climate change and providing effective climate services.

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ActionAid Cambodia

Along the lines of adaptation to climate change, ActionAid Cambodia has implemented a DIPECHO project on “Strengthening Community Resilience to flood and drought in Cambodia” with...

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Adapting to Drought

Like other Sub-Saharan countries, Mali has been subject to an unprecedented drought since the seventies. To seek solutions to such problem, different studies were conducted under the NCAP...

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Water Scarcity in Mountain Regions

Climate change effects can also provoke an emergence and expansion of vector transmissible diseases such as Malaria and Chagas. To evaluate this situation and find possible preventive measures, two vulnerable semi-arid mountainous regions in Bolivia were selected as case studies: the Lake Titicaca region and the region of Vallegrande.

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Integrated Coastal Management for Adaptation

NCAP Colombia evaluates the vulnerability of key economic sectors to climate change effects in the coastal area and identifies strategies to build capacity to cope with potential SLR-...

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Adaptation to Sea-level Rise in Bengal Bay

The coastline of Bangladesh is particularly vulnerable to the sea level rise. The tropical cyclones, which strike the coastal areas periodically, create misery and loss of life, property...

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