UNITAR Receives IDRC Grant for Climate Change Adaptation in Africa
27 January 2009: The UN Institute for Training and Research (UNITAR) has a received a grant of CAD175,275 from the Canadian International Development Research Centre (IDRC), to support climate change adaptation activities in Africa.
The grant, awarded to UNITAR's Climate Change Programme, will support the activities of five pilot projects, in Cameroon, Burkina Faso, Kenya, Ethiopia and South Africa in 2009, under UNITAR's umbrella project “Advancing Capacities to support Climate Change Adaptation” (ACCCA). These projects aim to bring together both the scientific community and stakeholders, in order for them to jointly implement climate change adaptation projects that address environmental changes and promote sustainable development. [UNITAR Press Release] [ACCCA Website]