Climate Change Network in Southern Africa
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Workshop Cape Town, South Africa February 18-20, 2009
Understanding the linkages between climate change, human health, water and food security: Research and knowledge sharing for Southern Africa
2010 Annual Meeting in Dar Es Salam, Tanzania August 25-27, 2010
First annual meeting in the network aimed at researchers, policy makers, and other stakeholders form the North and South (SADC).
Network Meeting in Denmark, September 10th, 2009
Outlining purpose and organization of the network - key points
Network Meeting in Denmark, May 14th 2009
Meeting presenting an initiative to promote research cooperation and North-South knowledge sharing
Initiating network meeting, Shakawe, Botswana, November 2008
The aim of the first meeting was to investigate the possibilities of establishing a regional knowledge sharing network within the SADC area, and between the region and Denmark.
The SACCNet initiative was founded on the basis of the collaboration between the three Danish networks, DWF, Danish Development Research Network DDRN and finally Danish Research Network for International Health ENRECAHEALTH. These three networks comprise an advisory group for DANIDA as a climate change task force.
The main objective of this task force is to promote a regional knowledge sharing network within the SADC region and between the region and Denmark. As an overall objective it is the aim of the network to strengthen collaboration between North and South in relation to climate change and adaptation impacts in developing countries.
In contact with the Harry Oppenheimer Okavango Research Center in Botswana the first meeting was organized in Shakawe. On the basis of reports mapping the climate change, food security and water, key institutions in the region were identified. A workshop in Cape Town was the continuation from the Shakawe workshop. Here the SACCNet was officially established to promote further collaboration .
With the formal establishment of SACCNET an Interim Steering Committee was elected in 2009 and it was decided to form working groups and hold Annual Meetings.
The 4 working groups are comprised of the following themes:
- Knowledge Management and Advocacy Group
- Water, Food and Land Group
- Health and Socio Economic Impacts Group
- Climate Change Science Group