In June we organised a scoping workshop with partners in Nairobi to identify the focus of the initiative and linkages with other ongoing programmes. In November we facilitated a follow-up meeting. Key partners in the initiative are IUCN, ASARECA and RUFORUM. The meeting was well attended and had several positive outcomes that will drive the continuation of this initiative.
The participants of the meeting concluded that the following activities will be pursued:
- Organising a 2-week climate change adaptation course, to be organised in the second half of 2009;
- Developing the 'Hotspot idea', by offering a framework for assessing climate change adaptation Hotspots and starting action research in the region;
- Exploring policy engagement, by organising a high level meeting for policy makers.
More information about the initiative can be found on this website