Advances in climate change adaptation research
The Africa Interact Continental Conference was held in Nairobi, Kenya in March 2015. More than 200 delegates attended the conference. At the conference, this synthesis report (PDF) on adaptation on climate change in Africa was launched. The report contains findings and assessment of gaps in research and policy on three separate themes: urban areas, agriculture and health. It provides a synthesis of key headline findings from 12 regional reviews on research-policy linkages on adaptation in sub-Saharan Africa. The following four key recommendations are highlighted: 1) increase the understanding of adaptation actions and their outcomes; 2) address gaps in policies and increase policy coherence; 3) researchers should engage with a wider audience and feed into policy processes at earlier stages; and 4) gender concerns should be addressed.