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Strengthening the role of civil society in water sector governance towards climate change adaptation in African cities - Durban, Maputo, Nairobi: Final technical report (February 2012-February 2013)

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dc.contributor.author Perkins, Patricia E.
dc.contributor.author Figueiredo, Patricia
dc.contributor.author Lorimer, Elizabeth
dc.contributor.author Saad, Aaron
dc.date.accessioned 2015-10-22T20:52:38Z
dc.date.available 2015-10-22T20:52:38Z
dc.date.copyright 2013 en_US
dc.date.issued 2013-06-30
dc.identifier.citation Perkins, P. E., Figueiredo, E., Lorimer, E. & Saad, A. (June 30, 2013). Strengthening the role of civil society in water sector governance towards climate change adaptation in African cities - Durban, Maputo, Nairobi: Final technical report (February 2012-February 2013). York University. en_US
dc.identifier.govdoc http://hdl.handle.net/10625/51599
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/1828/6765
dc.description This technical report is stored in the International Development Research Centre library. The original location of this document is found at http://hdl.handle.net/10625/51599 en_US
dc.description.abstract Water resources management is one of the most important climate change-related issues on international, national and urban public policy agendas. Income inequality in South Africa, Mozambique, and Kenya is among the largest in the world; in all three countries, equity struggles related to water are growing in social, political and ecological significance, which is both a symptom and a cause of urban vulnerabilities related to climate change. Democratic mediation of these conflicts, and sustainable long-term management of water resources in the face of climate change, requires public participation. But those most affected by water issues such as scarcity and flooding are also those least likely to be able to participate in governance and policy institutions. In particular, members of economically disadvantaged groups – especially women, in general – tend to be gravely impacted by poor water management, but also face great difficulties in participating effectively in governance bodies. This project responded to that particular need, and has developed practical strategies for strengthening urban governments in planning investments in climate change adaptation. The project linked university researchers with community-based NGOs conducting environmental education and organizing participatory workshops in low-income urban areas with pressing climate change and water-related problems; built on proven methods of community-university collaboration to strengthen urban watershed governance; increased equity in public participation processes related to urban climate change adaptation; and fostered progressive local, national and international policy development on climate change-related water management – while training students, university researchers, NGO staff members, and community participants. The major research outcome of the project is its contribution to understanding effective ways of strengthening local governments, NGOs and civil society organizations involved in environmental education and organizing for improved public participation in watershed governance and climate change adaptation in African urban areas. en_US
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.publisher York University en_US
dc.subject Water resources management en_US
dc.subject Climate change en_US
dc.subject Public participation en_US
dc.subject Adaptation en_US
dc.subject Gender equity en_US
dc.subject Environmental education en_US
dc.subject Climate justice en_US
dc.subject Role of civil society en_US
dc.subject Water sector governance en_US
dc.subject Climate change adaptation in African cities en_US
dc.subject Subsaharan Africa en_US
dc.title Strengthening the role of civil society in water sector governance towards climate change adaptation in African cities - Durban, Maputo, Nairobi: Final technical report (February 2012-February 2013) en_US
dc.type Technical Report en_US
dc.description.scholarlevel Faculty en_US
dc.description.reviewstatus Unreviewed en_US


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