Rural Adaptation in East Africa: Synthesising Evidence for Targeted National Responses to Climate Change
In HyCRISTAL’s rural work, we are developing pathways for new climate research to support the resilience of rural communities vulnerable to climate change in two pilot locations, Mukono in Uganda and Homa Bay in Kenya, that capture two different Lake Victoria Basin national governance and policy regimes. To achieve this, we are partnering with local government and non-government organisations such as the Uganda National Council for Science and Technology (UNCST) and the Climate Action Network of Uganda (CAN-U).
A key output is the development of an Integrated Database for African Policymakers (IDAPS). IDAPS is a platform that is being developed to provide users with a rich and integrated data resource that will span climate, crops, fisheries, hydrology, and livelihoods. Interpreting and analysing this data will assist policymakers to understand and respond to the effects of climate and other significant changes in the Lake Victoria Basin. More information is available here.