Welcome to AFAS

Nature-based solutions for climate change adaptation and biodiversity conservation: linking science, policy and practice 

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AFAS Stakeholder Workshop – Nairobi 2022

On 22 and 23 November 2022, our AFAS Stakeholder Workshop was held at the Mövenpick Hotel in Nairobi, Kenya. The workshop was titled “Co-designing Science-Policy-Practice Interfaces (SPPIs) to Support Nature-based Solutions (NbS) in Africa’s Savanna Regions”

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DAAD Open Scholarship Calls

Deadline: December 9, 2022 DAAD has published several calls for in-country/in-region scholarships in Sub-Saharan Africa. The Scholarships are offered for several Master and PhD Programmes

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Meet the students

Ami Léonie Kanga

Université Félix Houphouët-Boigny, Côte d’Ivoire

Anita Myriam Emma Kouassi

Université Félix Houphouët-Boigny, Côte d’Ivoire

Claire Anulisa Adhiambo

University of Nairobi, Kenya


About us

The African Climate and Environment Center – Future African Savannas (AFAS) commenced in 2021 and is one of the DAAD Global Centres for Climate and Environment. AFAS is a consortium between two African and two German universities and strives for interdisciplinary and international exchange beyond academia by working on the science-policy-practice interface. The thematic focus of the center is nature-based solutions for climate change adaptation and biodiversity loss in African savannas.

Photo copyright: DAAD/Stefan Zeitz

Our mission

The project initiative stems from the urgent need to develop sound and robust evidence-based and science-backed strategies to preserve and protect the fragile environments of the West and East African savannas against the combined threats of extensive and diverse land use and rapid climate change. AFAS aims to train young African scholars in the interdisciplinary field of climate change adaptation and biodiversity and to transfer scientific findings into practice, while at the same time reducing the climate and environmental footprint of education, research and international cooperation. The project specifically focuses on the potential of nature-based solutions and of cooperation on the science-policy-practice interface.

Global Centres for Climate and Environment as well as for Health and Pandemic Prevention

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