The Climate System Analysis Group (CSAG) was appointed by the Adaptation Research Alliance (ARA) to facilitate a co-creation process that brings local experiences and knowledge to bear on the design of a potential research programme on Nature-based Solutions for equitable climate resilience in Sub-Saharan Africa (SSA).
The wider project team consists of United Kingdom Research and Innovation (UKRI) - Natural Environment Research Council (NERC), Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office (FCDO), ARA, the Water Engineering and Development Centre (WEDC) at Loughborough University and CSAG.
Different groups of people in SSA were engaged at two distinct phases of the co-creation process. In the first phase, Multi-Actor Workshops (MAWs) were hosted to facilitate sharing of higher-level knowledge on priority NbS themes and needs. These themes and needs emerged from a literature review which preceded the MAWs, and the aim was that the higher-level knowledge generated through the MAWs would complement the review.
These engagements included inter alia academics, government(s) at various scales, non-government organisations, consultants and funding agencies. Four MAWs took place over three days (31 January, 1 February and 2 February 2023). CSAG then led several consultations to check the local-level relevance of the themes that were identified during the literature review and during the MAWs.
This report provides information about the community-level consultations. First, the community consultations process is described, after which findings from these consultations are shared. The report also includes reflections from the facilitation team.
Community Engagements Synthesis Report
This report provides details about the community-level consultations that took place as part of a co-creation process supported by the ARA on the design of a potential NbS research programme for equitable climate resilience in Sub-Saharan Africa.