Africa at a meso-scale: Adaptive and integrated tools and strategies for natural resources management
Threats to the environment and natural resources, coupled with poor
management, have serious implications for both poverty reduction and
sustainable economic development. Degrading natural resources in Africa
therefore result in an inreased vulnerability of the poor as a result of
ecosystem stress, competition for space, soaring food and energy
prices, climate change and demographic growth. Nowadays, it is widely
accepted that reversing these trends asks for integrated management
frameworks. Despite the availability of many tools, expertise,
strategies, local practices and indigenous knowledge, the concept of
INRM has hardly been brought into practice and the building blocks of
INRM (see description acronym) in many cases still need to be
integrated. AFROMAISON will make use of what is available regarding INRM
and will contribute to a better integration of the components of INRM.
In view of the decentralization policy in Africa, we aim to focus on the
operational requirements of INRM for sub-national (or meso-scale)
authorities and communities.
|Subject(s)||ENERGY , INFRASTRUCTURES , NATURAL MEDIUM , PREVENTION AND NUISANCES POLLUTION , SANITATION -STRICT PURIFICATION PROCESSES|
|Geographical coverage||Tunisia,Uganda,Burkina Faso,Switzerland,South Africa,Netherlands,Kenya,France,Belgium,|
|Budget (in €)||4150000|
The main outputs of AFROMAISON are a toolbox, short-term to long-term strategies, quick wins (much gains with little effort) and operational strategies for adaptation to global change. In order to enhance the potential impact, we will put strong efforts in integrated capacity building and a solid dissemination strategy. In order to do so, we will integrate tools, frameworks, strategies and processes for landscape functioning, livelihood & socio-economic development (incl. vulnerability to global change), local knowledge, institutional strenghtening and improved interaction between sectors, scales and communities. For the development of concrete operational strategies for adaptation to global change, AFROMAISON will focus on the three groups of tools: strategies for restoration and adaptation (including sustainable landscape intensification), economic tools and incentives for INRM and tools for spatial planning.
the project is running. Funds raised amounted to
3,34 million euro
|Period||[01/03/2011 - 28/02/2014]|