African Handbook of Climate Change Adaptation – Call for Abstracts
Final Call for Contributors: “African Handbook of Climate Change Adaptation: learning, sharing and advancing efforts to promote climate change adaptation in Africa”
Co- Editors: Prof. Walter Leal, Hamburg University of Applied Sciences (Germany) and Manchester Metropolitan University (UK); Prof. Nicholas Ogugu, University of Nairobi (Kenya)
The “African Handbook of Climate Change Adaptation: learning, sharing and advancing efforts to promote climate change adaptation in Africa” is expected to be launched at COP26 in Glasgow, Scotland. With over 100 chapters covering the whole African continent, it is expected to provide a robust and long-lasting contribution to the literature on matters related to climate change in an African context, also providing new knowledge which may be considered in support of future policy-making.
The Editorial Board are looking for contributions from senior researchers, lecturers, representatives from well established NGOs and from enterprises working on matters related to climate change adaptation from across the African continent. In particular, we explicitly seek inputs from doctoral students at advanced stages, who have results which are mature enough to be shared. There are no restrictions on the authorship: we welcome authors based in Africa itself, and authors based elsewhere, but working in partnership with African organisations. In line with the principles of gender integration, inputs from female researchers are especially welcome. Further details will be shared with the authors of those abstracts which have been accepted.
* Deadline for the submission of a 200 words abstract: 30th January 2020
* Deadline for the submission of full papers: 30th May 2020
Expressions of interest, initially consisting of a 200 words abstract, should include the full contact details of the authors, may be sent to the ICCIRP Office in Hamburg using this e-mail address: ICCIRP-ClimateChangeManagement@haw-hamburg.de.
Africa is officially designated as a climate change hot stop. Indeed, it is believed that climate change is one of the major challenges African countries have to face at present. The social and economic impacts of climate change on the African continent are manifold. Apart from exarcebating poverty, they significantly impair agriculture (leading among other things to food insecurity), water security and human health, among other areas. The impacts of climate change are also known to constraint economic growth and the development prospects of many African nations.
A trend seen in the international scientific climate change debate and discourse, is the fact that the documentation and reflection of experiences and studies from Africa, is still rather limited, especially when compared with those from industrialised countries. Also, African researchers- especially the new generation of professionals being trained at PhD level right now- seldom have the opportunity to share their research and insights with an international audience.
The “African Handbook of Climate Change Adaptation: learning, sharing and advancing efforts to promote climate change adaptation in Africa” will address the above shortcomings, by offering a platform via which African experiences on climate change adaptation may documented and promoted, both within Africa and elsewhere. The publication, which will be fully peer-reviewed by a panel of editors and reviewers, is coordinated by the International Climate Change Information and Research Programme (ICCIPR) https://www.haw-hamburg.de/en/ftz-nk/programmes/iccirp/, in partnership with a set of African organisations active in the field of climate change. The “African Handbook of Climate Change Adaptation: learning, sharing and advancing efforts to promote climate change adaptation in Africa” will be published as part of the “Climate Change Management Series” with Springer https://www.springer.com/series/8740 which is the world´s leading peer-reviewed book series on climate change adaptation.
Details on the next publication from the series, the “Handbook of Climate Change Resilience” with over 200 authors, can be seen at: https://www.springer.com/us/book/9783319933351.