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Strengthening the Role of Civil Society in Water Sector Governance Towards Climate Change Adaptation in African Cities: Durban, Maputo and Nairobi

Strengthening the Role of Civil Society in Water Sector Governance Towards Climate Change Adaptation in African Cities: Durban, Maputo and Nairobi

International Development Research Centre (IDRC) - Climate Change Adaptation in Africa (CCAA)

This CCAA research and capacity development program links civil society organizations, universities, local governments, students, and low-income community groups in the search for governance structures that enable civil society groups to play an active part in urban water governance and urban water policy making. The project will open up opportunity for learning and capacity building of civil society organizations in the three cities to address climate change vulnerabilities in urban Africa. The research resulted in an edited book titled Water and Climate Change in Africa: Challenges and community initiatives in Durban, Maputo and Nairobi that gives examples of ways in which a range of local community organizations are extending their current activities to address these challenges through innovative new programs and initiatives at the grassroots.

Researcher: PI: Ellie Perkins with partners from University of Kwazulu-Natal, University of Nairobi, Eduardo Mondlane University, Community Development Foundation, IUCN Mozambique, and Jubilee South Africa.

Project Theme: Global Inequalities

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