Anticipatory Learning for Climate Change Adaptation and Resilience

Anticipatory Learning for Climate Change Adaptation and Resilience (ALCCAR) in collaboration with the University of Ghana, the University of Dar-es-Salaam, The Afram Plains Development Organization (APDO), and the Red Cross/Red Crescent Tanzania, 2009-2012.  At the core of the ALCCAR project in Ghana and Tanzania is a resilience-enhancing approach that emphasizes an iterative way of analyzing and learning about changes and uncertainties in the past, present, and future. By focusing explicitly on learning processes and decision-support tools, the aim of the project is to reverse the deterministic notion of presumably vulnerable groups as passive victims of climate change by highlighting people’s skills, anticipatory capacity, and agency for adaptation planning rather than learning by shock.

PI:  Petra Tschakert (Geography):  petra@psu.eduhttp://www.geog.psu.edu/people/tschakert-petra

Additional Investigators:

Robert Crane (Geography):  crane@aeseda.psu.eduhttp://aeseda.psu.edu/crane

Simon Hooper (Education and Performance Systems):  sxh12@psu.ed

Esther Prins (Education and Performance Systems):  esp150@psu.edu

Ken Tamminga (Landscape Architecture): krt1@psu.eduhttp://www.personal.psu.edu/krt1/

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