(Article of periodic en Anglais - 2014)

Document title

Learning and envisioning under climatic uncertainty : an African experience

Authors(s) and Affiliation(s)

TSCHAKERT P. (1) ; DIETRICH K. (2) ; TAMMINGA K. (3) ; PRINS E. (4) ; SCHAFFER J. (5) ; LIWENGA E. (6) ; ASIEDU A. (7) ;
(1) Dept. of Geography and Earth and Environmental Systems Institute (EESI), Pennsylvania State Univ., University Park, ETATS-UNIS
(2) Dept. of Geography, Pennsylvania State University, University Park, ETATS-UNIS
(3) Dept. of Landscape Architecture and Graduate Ecology Program, Pennsylvania State Univ., University Park, ETATS-UNIS
(4) Dept. of Learning and Performance Systems, Adult Education Program, Pennsylvania State Univ., University Park, ETATS-UNIS
(5) Dept. of Anthropology, Univ. of Maryland, College Park, ETATS-UNIS
(6) Institute of Resource Assessment (IRA), Univ., Dar es Salaam, TANZANIE, REPUBLIQUE-UNIE DE
(7) Dept. of Geography and Resource Development, University of Ghana, Accra, GHANA


This article presents two linked methodological tools—an assessment of drivers of change and participatory scenario building—used in a climate change adaptation project in Ghana and Tanzania (ALCCAR). It discusses opportunities and challenges of such iterative learning. The findings suggest that joint exploration, diverse storylines, and deliberation help to expand community-based adaptation repertoires and to strike a balance between hopelessness and a tendency to idealize potential future realities.


Article of periodic

published at : Environment & planning A / ISSN 0308-518X

Editor : Pion, London - ROYAUME-UNI (1974)

Millesime : 2014, vol. 46, no5 [pp. 1049-1067]

Bibliographic references : 3 p.

Collation : 5 fig., 4 tabl., 2 ill.



INIST-CNRS, Cote INIST : 15583 A

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