APA – Dakar (Senegal) – Dakar is hosting a stakeholder workshop on tools and frameworks for planning and adapting to climate change that can be applied to the West African Country and to Africa as a whole.
In Senegal, as almost everywhere else in the world, the climate is changing: what are the concrete effects? Is it possible to anticipate and adapt to climate change? What are the best experiences to learn from, and who are the key players in adapting to climate change?
To provide concrete answers to the Senegalese context, on Tuesday 29 August 2023 Dakar is hosting a stakeholder workshop on adaptation planning tools tested in Kenya and Zambia, to see how they can be implemented in the land of Teranga.
During this meeting, “we will be discussing and prioritizing climate adaptation tools, frameworks and methodologies with stakeholders in Senegal in order to promote their widespread dissemination,” explained Kelvin M Shikuku, Scientist-Economist at the International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI).
The workshop will provide an opportunity to present some eighty tools developed by ILRI and implemented in Kenya and Zambia, said Mr. Shikuku, adding that those best adapted to the Senegalese context will be made available to farmers and livestock breeders, the main victims of climate change.
According to a document released to the press, Senegal is ranked 137th out of 185 countries in terms of climate preparedness and adaptation, and is experiencing increasingly unpredictable rainfall. Thanks to this meeting, Dakar hopes to improve its ranking by using ILRI’s solutions.
A participatory exercise is planned during which participants will assess and prioritize the tools and frameworks best suited to adaptation planning in Senegal.
The ‘Agence nationale de l’Aviation Civile et de la Meteorologie’ (National Civil Aviation and Meteorology Agency, ANACIM) has for several years been developing tools and platforms through which it tries to give the various players, at different decision-making levels, the information they need to help them plan from a tactical and operational point of view.
“This workshop will enable us to strengthen these tools. If there is one that we don’t have, this will be an opportunity for us to adopt and integrate it to strengthen our system and build an even more resilient system,” said Oumar Konte, Head of Research and Development at ANACIM.