Vulnerability and adaptation to climate change in the semi-arid regions of East Africa

Vulnerability and adaptation to climate change in the semi-arid regions of East Africa

This report summarises key findings from the regional diagnostic study (RDS) of the ASSAR East Africa team, and identifies major gaps in the existing literature on areas of vulnerability and adaptation in semi-arid regions of East Africa.

The discussion provides the foundation for detailed case study work planned for the major phase of research, the Regional Research Programme (RRP), as well as an underpinning guide to develop a dialogue on adaptation options. The ASSAR East Africa team for the RDS phase consists of the University of East Anglia (UEA), African Wildlife Foundation (AWF), Addis Ababa University (AAU), and The INTASAVE Partnership (INTA SAVE).

The full ASSAR consortium works in India and Southern, West and East Africa. It is led by the University of Cape Town (South Africa) together with UEA, START, Oxfam GB and the Indian Institute for Human Settlements.

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