What is CENA?
The Climate Exchange Network for Africa (CENA) is a network of researchers, policy makers and practitioners engaged in climate change adaptation issues affecting Africa. This network was developed to bring together partners of various organizations in Africa funded by the Rockefeller Foundation to implement projects on Climate Change Adaptation.
This network is borne out of the realization that many households in Africa are unable to adequately handle the challenge of climate variability and climate change hence the growing food insecurity and declining household incomes. This challenge will get worse as global warming intensifies due to increasing concentration of greenhouse gases. To counter this challenge, a multidisciplinary, multifaceted approach involving actors that generate and communicate cutting edge scientific knowledge, build capacity of stakeholders at all levels, create new and strengthen existing institutions and influence policy development and change, is needed.
Objectives of CENA
- To bring together organizations and individuals engaged to share climate change adaptation knowledge for Africa.
- To create an interactive platform for sharing of knowledge developed by network partners and other actors engaged in climate change adaptation and mitigation work in Africa.