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Climate Change Adaptation in Africa

Fostering Resilience and Capacity to Adapt

  • Walter Leal Filho
  • Simane Belay
  • Jokasha Kalangu
  • Wuta Menas
  • Pantaleo Munishi
  • Kumbirai Musiyiwa


  • Most comprehensive collection of articles on climate change adaptation in Africa

  • Provides government and non government bodies with a sound basis to promote climate change adaptation efforts

  • Presents a wide range of best practice cases from many African countries


Part of the Climate Change Management book series (CCM)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xi
  2. Adaptation Methods and Approaches

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Elena Isotta Cristofori, Anna Facello, Alessandro Demarchi, Walther Camaro, Micol Fascendini, Alessia Villanucci
      Pages 87-107
    3. Isaac K. Tetteh, Nana K. A. Appiah-Badu, Fredrick H. M. Semazzi, Olawale E. Olayide
      Pages 125-140
    4. Belay Simane, Wakgari Deressa, Abera Kumie, Adugna Woyessa, Mirgissa Kaba, Girma Taye et al.
      Pages 169-183
    5. Kindie Tesfaye, Menale Kassie, Jill E. Cairns, Misiko Michael, Clare Stirling, Tsedeke Abate et al.
      Pages 185-203
    6. Kennedy Muthee, Cheikh Mbow, Geoffrey Macharia, Walter Leal Filho
      Pages 205-215
    7. Timothy Ipoola Olabiyi, Emmanuel Ayomide Afolabi, Elizabeth Iyabo Adewole, Iyabo Olunike Omomowo
      Pages 235-244
  3. Institutional Experiences on Adaptation, as well as Case Studies, Examples of Projects and of Good Practice

About this book


This collection showcases experiences from research and field projects in climate change adaptation on the African continent. It includes a set of papers presented at a symposium held in Addis Abeba in February 2016, which brought together international experts to discuss “fostering African resilience and capacity to adapt.” The papers introduce a wide range of methodological approaches and practical case studies to show how climate change adaptation can be implemented in regions and countries across the continent. Responding to the need for more cross-sectoral interaction among the various stakeholders working in the field of climate change adaptation, the book fosters the exchange of information on best practices across the African continent.


Climate Change Impact Climate Change Adaptation Africa Resilience Agriculture in Africa Climate Change Variability

Editors and affiliations

  • Walter Leal Filho
    • 1
  • Simane Belay
    • 2
  • Jokasha Kalangu
    • 3
  • Wuta Menas
    • 4
  • Pantaleo Munishi
    • 5
  • Kumbirai Musiyiwa
    • 6
  1. 1.FTZ-NKHAW HamburgHamburgGermany
  2. 2.Environmental and Development StudiesAddis Ababa UniversityAddis AbabaEthiopia
  3. 3.School of Water ResourcesSouth Eastern Kenya UniversityNairobiKenya
  4. 4.Soil Science and Agricultural EngineeringUniversity of ZimbabweHarareZimbabwe
  5. 5.Department Ecosystems and Conservation, College of Forestry, Wildlife and TourismSokoine University of AgricultureMorogoroTanzania
  6. 6.Agricultural Sciences and TechnologyChinhoyi University of TechnologyChinhoyiZimbabwe

About the editors

Walter Leal is a Professor of Environment and Technology at MMU and at Hamburg University of Applied Sciences, in Germany. Prof Leal directs the International Climate Change Information Programme (ICCIP) which is a leading programme on climate change education, information and communication. His research interests are on sustainable development, climate change and renewable energy.

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