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T IDRC has funded several climate change (CC) programs in Africa. One of these is the ‘Research Grants on Innovative Application of ICTs in Addressing Water-related Impacts of Climate Change’ (ICTWCC), hosted at the University of Nairobi. It sought to develop and sustain high to mid-level research capacity in climate change, with a specific focus on the innovative application of Information and Communication Technology (ICT) to address water-related impacts of CC. A second program is the African Climate Change Fellowship Program (ACCFP) program, run by the Institute of Resource Assessment (IRA) in the University of Dar es Salaam, promotes innovative adaptation research in Africa.

Alumni of the program represent a cadre of climate change specialists who are promoting and facilitating adaptation research, education and decision making across Africa. Other programs are Adaptation H2O and African Adaptation Research Centre (AARC) – Ghana. These programs have produced climate change experts who need to be developed further. The African Leadership Program is a collaborative effort between ICTWCC and ACCFP programs. It seeks to build on the past IDRC-funded climate change programs in Africa and to strengthen the leadership capacity of African climate change researchers, policy makers and practitioners.

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