COLOCAL Co-creating knowledge for local adaptation to climate change in least developed countries

COLOCAL Co-creating knowledge for local adaptation to climate change in least developed countries

Climate change adaptation

Building the capacity of universities in the world's least developed countries to work towards climate change adaptation through education and research.

prosjekt

About/Aims
Background

For universities to effectively deliver education and research for climate change adaptation, they must be responsive to the perceptions, knowledges, needs and priorities of local communities. This requires working with the most vulnerable communities to foster collaborative learning. The capacity to offer and engage in relevant education and research is, however, currently lacking. 

The aim of this project is therefore to build capacity of universities in Least Developed Countries (LDCs) for education and research around knowledge for locally-led adaptation.

The project is designed to contribute to the goals of the Least Developed Countries Universities Consortium on Climate Change (LUCCC), including south-south collaboration working with the most vulnerable to foster collaborative learning and capacity-building.

This is a project under the Norad-funded NORHED II programme.

Objective

For universities in the world's least developed countries to have improved capacity to work towards climate change adaptation through education and research. 

More about the project

Activities include research that focuses on vulnerable communities facing diverse climate risks and uncertainties:

  • Bottom-up approaches to knowledge co-creation will be adopted.
  • Such research-based knowledge will feed into educational curricula development and capacity-building activities.
  • Capacity-building will be engaged at multiple levels through inter- and intra-country learning, involving students, researchers and educators, community groups, local governments, and policy makers.