Review of Current and Planned Adaptation Action: Middle Africa

Alec Crawford, Hilary Hove, Jo-Ellen Parry
Posted on: 11/29/2011 - Updated on: 3/06/2020

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Hannah Robinson



Growing understanding of the need to adapt to the impacts of climate change has led to a significant rise in ongoing and planned adaptation action in the developing regions of the world, including Middle Africa. This upsurge in climate change adaptation action is a welcome occurrence, but enhanced coordination among expanding networks of adaptation actors is needed to ensure resources are deployed quickly and effectively. Responding to this concern, a review of current and planned adaptation action in Middle Africa was undertaken by the Adaptation Partnership1 between October 2010 and April 2011. Covering the countries of Angola, Cameroon, Central African Republic (CAR), Chad, Republic of the Congo, Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), Equatorial Guinea, Gabon and São Tomé e Principe (STP), the rapid review examined: priority adaptation needs; efforts by governments to support adaptation though policy and planning; the scope of international support for adaptation efforts in different countries and sectors; and potential gaps in adaptation efforts at the country and regional levels. This review of adaptation action in Middle Africa is one of 12 profiles covering regions in Africa, Asia-Pacific, and Latin America and the Caribbean completed by the Adaptation Partnership.


Hove, H., Crawford, A., Parry, J., & International Institute for Sustainable Development. (2011, November). Review of Current and Planned Adaptation Action: Middle Africa. Adaptation Partnership. Retrieved from CAKE:

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At the Petersberg Ministerial Climate Dialogue hosted by the governments of Germany and Mexico in May 2010, Costa Rica, Spain, and the United States identifi ed a need for development practitioners to share information and lessons on adaptation efforts. The three countries took on the role of chairing a global Adaptation Partnership. Since then, over 50 developing and developed countries have participated in the Partnership to identify common adaptation priorities and improve coordination of efforts to scale up action and financing for adaptation.

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