This social media guide aims at promoting African knowledge (in particular about climate change adaptation).
These are the appendixes which provide a more comprehensive list of resources and support information to use this guide most appropriately.

Relevant institutions and networks




Institution or network name
Strong social media focus or presence
Promoting African knowledge (or local knowledge)
Focus on climate change (adaptation)
Description and additional notes
AfricaAdapt
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The assignment provider of this guide, is a bilingual network that facilitates the flow of climate change adaptation knowledge for sustainable livelihoods between researchers, policy makers, civil society organisations and communities who are vulnerable to climate variability and change across the continent.
Africa Adaption Programme

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An initiative from the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) dedicated to informing climate change adaptation decisions via 20 national teams and one regional team working around five capacities for development resilience.
Africa Gathering
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A place where people can gather to share knowledge, exchange ideas and learn from each other.Bringing African ideas and innovations to the rest of the world so that they can be recognised, used and celebrated
Africa Talks Climate

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A major research and communications partnership between the BBC World Service Trust and British Council, Africa Talks Climate (ATC) is the most extensive report published to date on public understanding of climate change in Africa.
African Climate and Development Initiative

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(ACDI) of the University of Cape Town (UCT) "sets out to build knowledge and research capacity in climate change with its compass pointed directly at Africa."
African Young Scientists Initiative on Climate Change and Indigenous Knowledge Systems (AYSICCIKS)

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The overall objective of the initiative is to empower African young scientists to actively and effectively respond to climate change in their countries and communities and champion the recognition of the role of indigenous knowledge in adaptation and mitigation.
Apps 4 Africa Climate Challenge
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In coordination with software developer Appfrica International, the Apps4Africa: Climate Challenge will bring civil society, academia and the private sector together with African technology innovators to develop applications that address local climate change adaptation challenges. In doing so, they seek to raise African public awareness of climate change adaptation, support development of social networking and highlight African solutions to local climate change challenges.
Baraza
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To help users in Africa enrich and shape the content about Africa, the engineers at Google created Google Baraza in 2010. Baraza, which means “taskforce” or “council” in Swahili, allows people in countries across Africa to share knowledge with each other by asking questions and posting answers.
Capacity Strengthening of Least Developed Countries for Adaptation to Climate Change (CLACC)

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CLACC works to strengthen the capacity of civil society in LDCs to adapt to climate change creating greater adaptive capacity among the most vulnerable groups; establish an information and knowledge system catering to countries dealing with the adverse impacts of climate change; and mainstream the NAPA process with key non-governmental stakeholders
Climate & Development Knowledge Network
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The Climate and Development Knowledge Network (CDKN) aims to help decision-makers in developing countries design and deliver climate compatible development. They provide demand-led research and technical assistance, and channel the best available knowledge on climate change and development to support policy processes at the country level.
Climate Adaptation Knowledge Exchange (CAKE)


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Climate Adaption Knowledge Exchange (CAKE) is a shared knowledge base for managing natural systems in the face of rapid climate change. It aims to bring expertise and local knowledge together in one space, filtering out substandard information and bypassing to help build an innovative community of practice.
Climate Ark: Climate Change and Global Warming Portal


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Climate change and global warming portal.
Climate change, agriculture and food security (CCAFS)


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The CGIAR Research Program on Climate Change, Agriculture and Food Security (CCAFS) is a 10-year research initiative launched by the Consultative Group on International Agricultural Research (CGIAR) and the Earth System Science Partnership (ESSP).
Climate Change Gateway


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Gateway to the UN System's work on climate change.
Climate change huddle from the Knowledge Management for Development
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Offshoot group created for the 2009 annual face-to-face gathering of the Knowledge Management for Development (KM4Dev) community of practice, and explored various initiatives addressing climate change
Climate Change Knowledge Portal – Africa

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World Bank initiative - a climate change knowledge portal, with continent-specific categories
Climate Voice


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ClimateVoice is the hub for online reporting as world leaders focus on climate change. We have independent bloggers covering the UN climate summit, the G20, UN Bangkok and Barcelona negotiations, and Copenhagen itself. Read dispatches from on-the-ground journalists and bloggers at ClimateVoice digital media centers and catch breaking news, live video, twitter streams, and aggregated blog feeds.
Community-based Adaptation to Climate Change

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African Centre for Technology Studies,
in partnership with colleagues in Eastern and Southern Africa, Europe and South Asia are undertaking an action research, testing tools for community adaptation, knowledge generation and capacity building project on Community-Based Adaptation to Climate Change in Africa (CBAA).
Community-based Climate Change Adaption


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UNDP Community-based Climate Change Adaption portal aimed at
reducing vulnerability and increasing adaptive capacity to the adverse effects of climate change
Connect4Climate
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This World Bank-supported initiative entailed a campaign and a competition (both closed now), and a community that cares about climate change. "The goal of C4C is to raise awareness about climate change issues around the world, with an initial focus on Africa and its youth".
E-Agriculture


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A global community facilitating dialogue and resources on the use of ICTs for sustainable agriculture and rural development
Extracting grassroots indicators of Climate Change

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People of Kamwa Community in Gokwe North District of Zimbabwe are renowned farmers who have been producing cotton, maize, groundnuts, small grains and livestock for decades. An initiative combining these farmers and
ForgetMeNot Africa
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ForgetMeNot Africa's Message Optimiser (MO) platform bridges the gap between PC and mobile messaging by providing internet messaging on every mobile phone via eTXT's.
Framework Convention on Climate Change


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United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change aims to prevent "dangerous" human interference with the climate system. It has near universal membership.
Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC)


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Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) is the leading international scientific body for the assessment of climate change. Thousands of scientists from all over the world regularly contribute to IPCC on a voluntary basis.
Kabissa
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A network connecting people and organizations working in Africa for peer learning and information sharing
Knowledge Transfer Africa
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Knowledge Transfer Africa is helping communities in making decisions about local empowerment initiatives. Young people are being trained to collect and process the information. Through this process, local communities could contribute their knowledge to global strategies for dealing with climate change.
Nexus for ICTs, Climate Change and Development (NICCD)
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Website providing online guidance, research knowledge and networking about ICTs' relation to climate change mitigation, monitoring, strategy and adaptation in developing countries.
Open Data Resources for Climate Change
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Freely available climate and climate-related data from the World Bank (includes Africa-specific pages, tools and portals)
ResearchGate
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Free social networking site for scientists and researchers - to facilitate global scientific collaboration.
Sauti Ya Wakulima: Knowledge Sharing Network for farmers and other communities
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A knowledge sharing mobile network for farmers and other communities in Tanzania (smartphone application and online social tool open to everyone). By using smartphones, farmers gather audiovisual evidence of their practices and publish the images and voice recordings on the Internet, at sautiyawakulima.net.
SciDev Net: Climate Change and Energy


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SciDev Net provides news, views and information about science, technology and the developing world.
Sustainable Development Conference: Rio+20
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“Rio+20” is the short name for the United Nations Conference on Sustainable Development to take place in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, in June 2012.
The Role of Participatory Video in Amplifying Children's Voices on Climate Change

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This research project, part of the Children in a Changing Climate program, is determining if new, affordable video technologies can be used to help Nepali communities, including children, identify climate risks and develop adaptation strategies. It is also part of citizen-led advocacy efforts that help the community more easily and effectively engage with decision-makers
Ushahidi
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Created during aftermath of Kenya 2008 elections and now an open source tool for information collection, visualization, and interactive mapping.
weADAPT
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weADAPT is a collaboration between leading organisations on climate adaptation and includes new and innovative tools and methods, datasets, experience and guidance: weADAPT provides guidance by pooling expertise from a wide range of organisations that contribute to adaptation science and practice.