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Decentralized governance of adaptation to climate change in Africa.

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This book comprises 13 chapters divided into four sections. The first section explores the cross-sectorial aspects of climate change governance, with a focus on the disconnect between the central and subnational levels of governance and on how climate change has become a contested policy arena. Section 2 explores three different empirical experiences by engaging with the subnational level of gover...


Chapter 3 (Page no: 25)

Contemplating climate change at local government: on-the-ground politics of adaptation delivery in Tanzania.

This chapter explores the nascent operationalization of Tanzania's National Climate Change Strategy (CCS). It traces discourses of adaptation across, within and between different departments and tiers of the Tanzanian government and pays special attention to the framing of tasks and responsibilities in delivering adaptation. Combining interview data of civil servants' discourses on climate impact issues, the chapter aims to find out whether and which particular discourses can be linked to particular actors, their understandings, interests and (struggles for) power or influence. Ultimately, it investigates how these results can inform the effective operationalization of adaptation implementation strategies in the Tanzanian context.

Other chapters from this book

Chapter: 1 (Page no: 1) Introduction. Author(s): Friis-Hansen, E.
Chapter: 2 (Page no: 11) Implementing African national climate change policies. Author(s): Friis-Hansen, E.
Chapter: 4 (Page no: 39) Climate change adaptation and decentralisation politics: the case of local governments in rural Zambia. Author(s): Funder, M. Mweemba, C. Nyambe, I.
Chapter: 5 (Page no: 51) A white elephant in a changing climate: a territorial approach to climate change adaptation in Uganda. Author(s): Okiror, J. J. Hansen, E. F. Bashaasha, B. Nakendo, I.
Chapter: 6 (Page no: 61) Creating political space for climate change adaptation in Northern Ghana. Author(s): Rasmussen, J. F. Friis-Hansen, E.
Chapter: 7 (Page no: 75) Local politics of climate change adaptation in Uganda. Author(s): Friis-Hansen, E. Aben, C.
Chapter: 8 (Page no: 89) Political ecology of climate change management in rural Uganda. Author(s): Aben, C.
Chapter: 9 (Page no: 97) Local political processes and the management of the Awoja watershed in Eastern Africa. Author(s): Aben, C. Friis-Hansen, E. Agea, J. Okiror, J. J.
Chapter: 10 (Page no: 111) Competing interests over natural resources and adaptation to climate change: the case of rice cultivation in the Gweri wetlands, Uganda. Author(s): Aben, C. Friis-Hansen, E. Bashaasha, B. Okiror, J. J.
Chapter: 11 (Page no: 121) Social and institutional dynamics of mobility as an adaptation to climate change. Author(s): Aben, C. Friis-Hansen, E. Nakendo, I.
Chapter: 12 (Page no: 137) Hoarders as saviours: the performance of regional grain traders during and after extreme drought. Author(s): Suubi, G. Friis-Hansen, E.
Chapter: 13 (Page no: 147) Conclusion: towards subnational climate change action amidst ambiguity and contestation over power and resources. Author(s): Friis-Hansen, E.

Chapter details

  • Author Affiliation
  • Institute for Geosciences and Natural Resource Management, University of Copenhagen, Copenhagen, Denmark.
  • Year of Publication
  • 2017
  • ISBN
  • 9781786390769
  • Record Number
  • 20173208483