- Partners and collaborators: World Universities Network (WUN), Centre for Climate Change Economics & Policy (CCCEP), Julia Leventon (post-doctoral researcher)
- External co-investigators: Pius Yanda (University of Dar es Salaam); David Mkwambisi (Bunda College of Agriculture, University of Malawi); Stephen Syampungani (Copperbelt University)
The project brings together climate change and rural development researchers, NGO practitioners, private sector partners from the climate finance sector and government staff from three African countries (Malawi, Tanzania and Zambia). It extends research conducted within the School of Earth & Environment, CCCEP and Africa College by strengthening links between climate change adaptation and mitigation research for developing climate compatible development policy guidance and links to development practice advice supporting multi-stakeholder partnerships.
The project aims to:
a) build a research network for assessing different practices in working with rural communities to assess the impacts and adaptations required to address climate change related problems experienced across sub-Saharan Africa;
b) facilitate the exchange of best practices in developing new public-private-research partnerships across different countries (Malawi, Tanzania and Zambia) and stakeholder groups; and,
c) strengthen links between, and develop a research programme on, the integration of climate change adaptation and mitigation for both policy and practice guidance.
The project has secured funding from the World Universities Network (WUN), the School of Earth & Environment, the Centre for Climate Change Economics & Policy (CCCEP), and the Africa College partnership. Project aims will be realised during a Leeds-based workshop on ‘Climate Compatible Development and experience in sub-Saharan Africa’, and 2) by conducting collaborative research in Malawi, Tanzania and Zambia.
Publications and outputs
Stringer LC; Dougill AJ; Mkwambisi DD; Dyer JC; Kalaba FK; Mngoli M (2012) Challenges and opportunities for carbon management in Malawi and Zambia, Carbon Management, 3, pp.159-173. Available on request from authors.