Adaptation to climate change and achieving resilience in E. & S. African drylands

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Synopsis

With this background CARE Ethiopia, CARE’s Adaptation Learning Programme (ALP), the CGIAR Research Program on Climate Change, Agriculture and Food Security (CCAFS) and the International Centre for Insect Physiology and Ecology (ICIPE) organized a learning event which brought together practitioners, researchers and policy makers from Botswana, Ethiopia, Kenya, Malawi, Somalia, South Africa, Sudan, Tanzania, Uganda, Zambia and Zimbabwe. The event focused on generating a better understanding of how Community Based Adaptation  (CBA) can contribute to an integrated approach to achieving resilient development in Africa’s drylands. This special issue of Joto Afrika shares the conference outcomes, policy messages and success stories drawn from participants’ experiences in CBA and resilience in the region.