“AfricaAdapt is an independent bilingual network (French/English) focused exclusively on Africa. The Network’s aim is to facilitate the flow of climate change adaptation knowledge for sustainable livelihoods between researchers, policy makers, civil society organisations and communities who are vulnerable to climate variability and change across the continent.” (Source: AfricaAdapt website)
Projects like AfricaAdapt are a crucial means of sharing knowledge and building capacity across complex networks of researchers, policy makers, civil society organisations and communities through an interconnected approach to knowledge sharing. CommsConsult Ltd (together with Euforic Services and John Rowley) carried out an evaluation of AfricaAdapt.
The aim of the evaluation was to:
- Improve understanding about how knowledge sharing leads to change in the context of climate change adaptation, and identify what the network has contributed to influencing change among boundary partners and beyond;
- Evaluate the extent to which the network has achieved its objectives and any reasons why objectives have not been met.
- Evaluate the extent to which the AfricaAdapt Network is ‘fit for purpose’ and identify recommendations for improvement going forward.