4.7 Adaptation of coastal zones to climate change and variability in Senegal and Benin: An exchange of Canadian and African experiences

Authors: Sebastian Weissenberger (ISE-UQAM), Omer Chouinard (Université de Moncton), Élyse Lacoste-Bédard (ISE-UQAM), Abdourahmane Kane (DEEC), Fréjus Thoto (ACED)

Thanks to: Centre de recherche pour le développement international (CRDI) et Mélinda Noblet (UQAR/INSPQ/Université de Picardie Jules Verne), Madeleine Diouf (DEEC)

This map shows the location of West Africa.

This case study is the result of the research project “Adaptation of coastal zones to climate change and variability in Senegal and Benin: An exchange of Canadian and African experiences” financed by the International Development Research Centre (IDRC) under the Canadian partnerships program (Grant No. 17108-00020699-036). The project was piloted by researchers from ISE-UQAM and the University of Moncton in collaboration with two African partners: the NGO Actions pour l’Environnement et le Développement Durable (ACED) in Benin and the Direction de l’Environnement et des Établissements Classés (DEEC), a division of the Ministry of Environment and Sustainable Development of Senegal. Field studies were led on the south-west coast of Benin and in the Saloum Delta in Senegal between 2013 and 2015. A regional workshop was held in Benin on March 10, 2015 at the Chant d’Oiseau in Cotonou with the title “Adaptation aux changements climatiques en zones côtières : Leçons régionales pour des actions locales.

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Video 1. Introduction of the regional workshop on climate change.

Source : ACED-Bénin, 2015.

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