Africa

Being the second largest continent on earth, Africa is highly vulnerable to climate change, as it faces a high exposure to its impacts and low adaptive capacity. Global warming is increasing extreme temperatures, as well as heatwaves. Heavy precipitation events are increasing throughout the continent, while average annual precipitation only increases in parts of eastern and southern Africa and decreases in the northern regions. Some parts will experience greater flooding and other regions will suffer from an increase of droughts caused by decreased rainfall and heat. Agriculture is the biggest economic sector and especially put at risk by different impacts of climate change. Climate change leads to yield loss, lower soil quality, the spreading of crop and livestock diseases and salinization through coastal flooding caused by sea level rise. The African population is also endangered by water scarcity and an increase in vector and water-borne diseases, as well as infrastructural damages through increasing extreme weather events.

Country Year Organisation Partners involved Summary Downlaods
Senegal 2011

Bread for all (Bfa)

Fastenopfer (FO)

In 2011 a training workshop took place in Toubab Dialo, including participants from different organisations from Senegal and Burkina Faso.

Senegal 2011 - 2015

Regroupement Communautaire pour l’auto Développement de Fissel (RECODEF)

Fastenopfer (FO), Bread for all (Bfa)

An analysis took place in 2011 on one of RECODEF’s projects, which focused on increasing food security in the rural community of Fissel.
Being motivated through the analysis, RECODEF submitted a project at the climate fond, which supported 20 families at growing crops with agroecological methods. Subsequently more families were trained in agroecological methods, as the 20 first families were seen as role models.

Senegal 2015

Solidarité et action pour la promotion de l’arrondissement de Tattaguine (SAPPAT)

Fastenopfer (FO)

Taking part in the climate training in 2011, SAPPAT launched their own climate project, enabling over 80 participating agricultural organizations and services and political decision-makers a platform to exchange on agriculture and climate questions.

Zimbabwe 2010

Bread for all (Bfa)

Hilfswerk der Evangelischen Kirchen Schweiz (HEKS)

In 2010 a training workshop was held in Bulawayo, including participants from organizations from Kenya, South Africa, Zambia and Zimbabwe.

Zimbabwe 2010

Fambidzanai Permaculture Center

Bread for all (Bfa), Hilfswerk der Evangelischen Kirchen Schweiz (HEKS)

An analysis took place on a project to integrate permaculture and market access for resource poor, smallholder organic farmers in two villages in the district of Matobo in Zimbabwe. The lessons learned of the analysis were then written down in a practical guideline report. 

Uganda 2014

Bread for all (Bfa)

Tearfund Switzerland (TF)Church of Uganda (CoU)

In 2014 a training workshop took place in Kampala, organized by Bfa, including CoU and other organisations from different parts of Uganda.

Uganda 2014- 2018

Church of Uganda (CoU) – Kigezi Diocese Water and Sanitation Programme (KDWSP)

Bread for all (Bfa), Tearfund Switzerland (TF)

An analysis took place in Kabale district in 2014 in a project operated by KDWSP. It included two workshops with local female and male beneficiaries and a concluding discussion. All identified adaptation strategies were being implemented in the KDWSP project in the following years. Therefore, a pilot project was implemented in Rubaya, integrating more and more activities on farming god’s way and water harvesting.

Uganda 2018

Bread for all (Bfa)

Tearfund Switzerland (TF), Church of Uganda (CoU)

second level training workshop was held in Kabale district with members of CoU and befriended organisations from Uganda and Congo. The focus lied on the KDWSP project, community-based resource management and climate advocacy.

Togo 2012

Bread for all (Bfa)

Département  missionnaire (DM-échange et mission), Service Chrétien d’Appui  à l’Animation Rurale (SECAAR)

In 2012 a training workshop took place in Tsévié, Togo, including different organizations from Burkina Faso, Benin, Tchad and Togo.

Togo 2012

Service Chrétien d’Appui à l’Animation Rurale (SECAAR)

Bread for all (Bfa), Département missionnaire (DM-échange et mission)

Subsequently, Secaar used the tool in their project work in western and central Africa. After some time, experience showed that a simpler version of the tool would be useful for the locals. Therefore, Secaar created together with local partners and climate experts from Europe the PACDR manual and translated it into the local language Ewé. The manual was then tested in two workshops and updated accordingly.

South Africa 2014

Surplus People Project (SPP) 

Bread for all (Bfa), FAKT, Fastenopfer (FO)

An analysis of a project of SPP took place in Pella, Northern Cape in 2014. It was being organized by Bfa, FAKT and SPP. The projects focus was agrarian transformation for food sovereignty. 

South Africa 2014

Bread for all (Bfa)

FAKT, Fastenopfer (FO), Surplus People Project (SPP)

In addition to the analysis, a training workshop took place in Cape Town in 2014.  Participants attended from different organisation from South Africa.

South Africa 2015- 2016

Umthathi

Fastenopfer (FO)

The training workshop in 2014 gave one of FO’s participating partner organizations – Umthathi – the drive to submit a project at the climate fond. In this project Umthathi trained 30 champions from 15 different communities in using the PACDR-Tool and on the Climate change components in the Umthahti Training Manual. The champions then organized climate trainings in their own communities and identified suitable adaptation strategies.

South Africa 2014- 2016

Khanyisa Educational Project

Fastenopfer (FO)

After participating in the traning workshop in 2014, Khanyisa implemented 8 climate analyses in four different communities (Paterson, Kwanobuhle, Thornhill, Addo and Hankey) with smallholder farmers. The participants of these workshops afterwards spread their knowledge about climate change and adaptation/mitigation measures in the communities. They could even secure the support of the government in three different regions.

Dem. Rep. Congo 2012

Bread for all (Bfa)

Fastenopfer (FO), Association pour la promotion des initiatives locales en Afrique forestière (APILAF), PIDR

In 2012 a training workshop took place in Kisangani, including participants from different organizations and institutions of Congo.

Dom. Rep. Congo 2014

Centre Régional d’Appui et de Formation pour le Développement (CRAFOD)

FAKT, Bread for all (Bfa), Brot für die Welt (BfdW)

In 2014 an analysis took place in Malanga on one of CRAFOD’s project called PROGEL (translated = Local Environmental Governance Program in Bas-Congo).

Dom. Rep. Congo 2014

Bread for all (Bfa)

FAKT, Brot für die Welt (BfdW), Centre Régional d’Appui et de Formation pour le Développement (CRAFOD)

Next to the analysis, a training workshop took place in 2014 in Kimpese. It included 16 different organizations from Bas-Congo and Bandundu.

Dom. Rep. Congo 2015

Bread for all (Bfa)

FAKT, Brot für die Welt (BfdW), Centre de promotion rurale (CPR)

Another training workshop took place in 2015 in Bugarula on the Idjwi Island in the East, including different organizations from Congolese provinces, Rwanda and Benin.

Dom. Rep. Congo 2015- 2017

Centre de promotion rurale (CPR)

Bread for all (Bfa), Brot für die Welt (BfdW), FAKT

The analysis of 2015 took place on the Idjwi Island in the Kihumba district, focusing on a project of CPR called SAPROPI (translated = Food security and peasant promotion program). The very positive feedback from the population and the political district leaders led CPR to focus their project activities on this district. Positive experience over time led to several post-training activities.

Dom. Rep. Congo 2017

Service chrétien d’appui à l’animation rurale (SEECAR)

Bread for all (Bfa), Département missionnaire (DM-échange et mission), Centre Régional d’Appui et de Formation pour le Développement (CRAFOD)

Another training workshop took place in Kimpese in 2017. Participants were organization members and partners of SECAAR from Congo and Rwanda.

Niger 2009

Bread for all (Bfa)

Hilfswerk der Evangelischen Kirchen Schweiz (HEKS)

In 2009 a training workshop was carried out in Niamey, including participants from local, befriended organizations of HEKS.

Niger 2009

Groupe d’Appui au Développement Rural – Recherche et Action (GADR-RA)

Bread for all (Bfa), Hilfswerk der Evangelischen Kirchen Schweiz (HEKS)

In 2009 an analysis was carried out on GADR-RA’s community-level project in Guidan Ider, Tahoua, Niger, which focused on improving food security and sustainable development.

Madagascar 2017

Bread for all (Bfa)

Fastenopfer (FO),  Savaivo

In 2017 a training workshop took place at Antananarivo, including participants from different provinces of Madagascar.

Madagascar 2017- 2018

Fastenopfer (FO)

Savaivo,  Bread for all (Bfa)

An analysis took place in 2017 on FO’s project “Tsinjo Aina” (“Secure life”) in the village of Mahavanona, a Fokontany on the east coast of Madagascar. Subsequently, the PACDR-Tool was shortened into a simpler version and translated into Malagasy. Additionally, a small guide for using the tool was developed. In early 2018 five training workshops were implemented for different regional teams of the Tsinjo Aina project in different communities.

Ethiopia 2009

Bread for all (Bfa)

Hilfswerk der Evangelischen Kirchen Schweiz (HEKS)

In November 2009 a training workshop took place in Addis Ababa, including different befriended organizations of HEKS.

Ethiopia 2009

Gurmuu

Bread for all (Bfa), Hilfswerk der Evangelischen Kirchen Schweiz (HEKS)

An analysis took place on a community level rural development project in the districts of Guduru and Hababo, Oromiya.

Burkina Faso 2012

Bread for all (Bfa)

Département missionnaire (DM-échange et mission) , Service Chrétien d’Appui à l’Animation Rurale (Secaar)

In 2012 some organizations from Burkina Faso took part in a training workshop in Tsévie, Togo.

Burkina Faso 2016

Secaar

Bread for all (Bfa), Missionary Alliance (AMI), Synergie Paysanne (SYNPA)

A training workshop took place in 2016 in the city of Koudougou, including different organizations from Burkina Faso, Benin, Niger, Ivory Coast, Senegal and Togo.

Burkina Faso 2016

Secaar

Bread for all (Bfa), Missionary Alliance (AMI), Synergie Paysanne (SYNPA)

An analysis took place in the community of Sourgou to support their efforts to meet the major challenges for sustainable development.