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Africa Climate Change Resilience Alliance (ACCRA)

The Africa Climate Change Resilience Alliance (ACCRA) is a two-year DFID-funded programme that focuses on a high priority research area: adaptive capacity in rural livelihoods. It is a consortium that works to increase governments’ and development actors’ use of evidence in designing and implementing humanitarian and development interventions to increase poor and vulnerable communities’ adaptive capacity. Consortium partners include the Overseas Development Institute, CARE, Oxfam GB, Save the Children and World Vision. For more information, click here.

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REPORT: Preparing for the future? understanding the influence of development interventions on adaptive capacity at local level in Ethiopia

This research paper, Preparing for the future? understanding the influence of development interventions on adaptive capacity at local level in Ethiopia, examines how development interventions need to do more to support people’s own agency, development partners need to reassess the scale and scope of their interventions, better use information and knowledge for evidence-based decision-making, and how building adaptive capacity requires a continuous process of learning, change and innovation.
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REPORT: Preparing for the future in Uganda: understanding the influence of development interventions on adaptive capacity at the local level

This research report, Preparing for the future in Uganda: understanding the influence of development interventions on adaptive capacity at the local level, by the Africa Climate Change Resilience Alliance (ACCRA) seeks to explore how existing Disaster Risk Reduction (DRR), Social Protection and Sustainable Livelihood interventions impact on adaptive capacity at the local level in Uganda.
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POLICY BRIEF: The national picture: climate trends in Uganda

This paper, The national picture: climate trends in Uganda, looks at the climate trends and projections in three specific sites, Bundibugyo, Gulu and Kotido, the impacts of hazards and trends (climate and non-climate), changes in livelihoods and makes recommendations drawing on ACCRA’s research findings.
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REPORT: From local to national: Supporting local government action in climate change adaptation, disaster risk reduction and development planning

This brief, From local to national: Supporting local government action in climate change adaptation, disaster risk reduction and development planning, explains why adaptation planning matters; why community participation is vital; examines key areas where planning and decision-making could be improved.
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POLICY BRIEF: Development interventions and adaptive capacity in rural Ethiopia

his brief, Development interventions and adaptive capacity in rural Ethiopia, summarises research conducted by the Africa Climate Change Resilience Alliance (ACCRA) in three sites in Ethiopia in 2010-11.
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