Revisiting the Local Adaptive Capacity framework: learning from the implementation of a research and programming framework in Africa

  title={Revisiting the Local Adaptive Capacity framework: learning from the implementation of a research and programming framework in Africa},
  author={Lindsey Jones and Eva Ludi and Helen Jeans and Margaret Barihaihi},
  journal={Climate and Development},
  pages={13 - 3}
While adaptation to climate change has emerged as a key area of development research, little is known about the enablers and constraints to implementing adaptation-oriented frameworks for research and development programming. This paper documents lessons learned from the Africa Climate Change Resilience Alliance (ACCRA) programme – a multi-stakeholder consortium comprised of four large international non-governmental organizations (NGOs) and a research organization. It revisits the development… Expand
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