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The First AfriCAN Climate Award - Dakar, Senegal
9 May 2013 - 9 May 2013

The First AfriCAN Climate Award ( on Climate Change Awareness Raising Award was awarded in Dakar, Senegal and the award ceremonies and related workshops were hosted by ENDA Energie Environnement et Développemenn in collaboration with the AfricaAdapt project, which ENDA is also coordinating. AfricaAdapt is a network for sharing knowledge on adaptation to climate change in Africa. To date, AfricaAdapt has more than 1300 members, mainly in Africa but also in the rest of the world. These members are from various categories of stakeholders such as researchers, practitioners in adaptation, media, policy makers and ultimately vulnerable communities. Among many other networks in Africa, AfricaAdapt sets itself apart through its online activities (web platform, social networks, discussion groups, etc.). But especially through its actions on the ground with vulnerable groups, including those who do not have access to the Internet, nor understand French or English.

As part of the dissemination of information and promotion of the AfriCAN Climate portal, three award categories have been established under the project to support and recognize excellence in the following areas:

  1. Awareness Raising about climate change and its impacts, with a focus on Africa. This can include: awareness raising campaigns, including tools used; targeted environmental education; social media initiatives; works of art (including visual arts, performing arts, music, films, etc.).Criteria for the award: scale/extent of the initiative (number of followers, geographical scope, etc.); impact on policy development and decision making; impacts on communities; artistic quality (if applicable).
  2. Good Practices – to be aligned with the 8 Good Practice Principles of AfriCAN Climate Project. This includes climate change mitigation and adaptation projects implemented in Africa. Criteria for the award: inclusiveness and capacity building, innovation, transferability and sustainability.
  3. Scientific research about climate change adaptation and mitigation, with relevance for Africa. This includes research projects and scientific publications. Criteria for the award: scientific quality; impact on policy and project development.
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