Safeguarding African Foodsheds and Ecosystems for all Actors across Local, regional and international Levels to manage migration (SAFE4ALL)

SAFE4ALL aims to harness the EU climate services landscape and leverage it with local knowledge from African case studies to co-create information and facilitate its uptake at the local to district and regional levels.

Our Objectives

SAFE4ALL aims at addressing food security, disaster management and migration issues with the prime objective to better support local and regional actors in decision-making to safeguard African foodsheds and to build resilience in communities across scales.

Establish a collaborative, co-creation and engagement platform
for the prioritization and co-development of needs-based climate information services to tackle issues related to migration, food security and climate resilience within rural-urban continuum in sub-Saharan Africa.
Identify adaptation challenges, requirements, enabling and hindering factors in adapting
to the wider socio-economic environment, while ensuring alignment with policy goals (such as safeguarding biodiversity, boosting agricultural output, lessening disparities) that can be met with demand-driven and user-centred services.
Explore and harness existing climate services and develop new suite of user-centred state-of-the-art climate services (for foodsheds, hydro-meteorological disaster and ecosystem management)
that can be bundled together (new and existing) leveraging opportunities with digital revolution including artificial intelligence, automation, high mobile network penetration and sensors to improve diffusion of climate knowledge and promote more efficient service delivery at local and regional levels.
Tailor the services and tools in SO3 to local policy contexts
for each SAFE4ALL country and support the integration of the services within the local adaptation processes and communication platforms using storytelling maps to create actionable and inspiring results for climate adaptation to accelerate the attainment of the SDGs.
Sustain, scale up and scale out bundled climate services
through capacity mobilization, communication and dissemination to help communities understand the risks of climate change and develop strategies to adapt and increase their resilience. Through the Resilient Cities Network, Seven (7) municipalities (or counties) and eight (8) African cities will be informed and benefited.
Recommend and implement sustainable business models
for the services deployed in the co-creation cases (LivingLabs) in the SAFE4ALL countries, based upon successful examples elsewhere. In addition, key factors that drive the demand for services are defined
Foster multi- and interdisciplinary links and collaborations
through partnerships across Europe and Africa promoting better targeting of investments and programs to accelerate the attainment of SDG17.
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Mainstreaming and accelerating climate adaptation within local community decision-making, and building climate resilient societies, requires collective action. SAFE4ALL provides research output that leads to the development of new and bundling of existing climate services through co-creation cases situated across vulnerable locations in Africa.

Some main concepts in the methodology of the SAFE4ALL project are:

1. Alignment of the development of climate services with local adaptation policy needs and requirements through co-creation cases through active and continuous stakeholder engagement in LivingLabs.

2. A holistic approach and perspective on urban-rural linkages. The foodshed concept will be used to understand how intra- and international migration patterns will affect the balance between food demand and supply for growing cities in a changing climate.

3. Improved uptake from enhanced climate services tools and making them fit for purpose and customizable, and secure post-project business models and modes for sustainable implementation.