The Climate Change Adaptation in Africa (CCAA) research and capacity development program was launched in 2006 and is jointly funded by Canada’s International Development Research Centre (IDRC) and the United Kingdom’s Department for International Development (DFID). It is hosted and managed by IDRC from headquarters in Ottawa and three regional offices in Africa. The program aims to improve the capacity of African countries to adapt to climate change in ways that benefit the most vulnerable. The program works to establish a self-sustaining African body of expertise on adaptation that responds to needs defined by African communities, decision-makers, and institutions.

The logo combines climate change elements; it is the sun and ground within a raindrop. The website allowed for the sharing of information that help individuals tackle climate change. It was designed for users to easily upload content and read stories and articles.