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FEATURE: Indigenous knowledge key in promoting climate smart agriculture

While at the first Africa CSA Alliance Forum in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, Mama Kena Kgoroeadira, talks passionately about the need to focus attention on harnessing indigenous knowledge in best farming practices [more]…

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OPINION: High fiduciary standards and Rwanda's access to climate finance

Strong fiduciary standards are key for developing countries to access, absorb and spend climate finance effectively. Debbie Caldwell, associate of the Centre for International Development and Training (CIDT), looks at how [more]…

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NEWS: Briefing series launched to communicate climate change to the Kenyan private sector

CDKN Africa’s Claire Mathieson and Maggie Kamau report on an event launching a briefing note series to help the Kenyan private sector manage climate change risks and capitalise on opportunities. “The [more]…

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FEATURE: Lessons from the INDC process in The Gambia

The Gambia has embarked on developing its Intended Nationally Determined Contributions (INDC) for submission to the UNFCCC in advance of the anticipated Paris agreement this year. A team* from Climate [more]…

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OPINION: An urban Africa: are we ready?

By 2050, Africa’s urban dwellers are projected to have increased from 400 million to 1.2 billion and the majority of this growth is expected to occur in informal settlements. CDKN's [more]…

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OPINION: How do we measure adaptation?

How do we effectively measure and enhance adaptation? Saleemul Huq, Director of the International Centre for Climate Change and Development, looks at possible alternative answers, all of which will be further discussed at [more]…

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NEWS: Decarbonisation campaign could make impact in Ghana

The global movement of campaigners for clean energy is growing at a fast pace, but not all are hearing the call. Kofi Adu Domfeh, a journalist partaking in the CDKN-supported Pan-African [more]…

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NEWS: African countries agree to strengthen their meteorological services to reduce the impact of extreme weather events

African nations have declared to invest in meteorology to ‘save lives’ following the third meeting of the African Ministerial Conference on Meteorology (AMCOMET), held last week in Praia, Cape Verde. “The [more]…

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EVENT: 9th Community-based adaptation conference seeks to enhance effective adaptation

From 24-30 April, “Measuring and Enhancing Effective Adaptation” will be the hot topic during the Ninth International Conference on Community-Based Adaptation which will be held in Nairobi, Kenya. Nairobi, Kenya will [more]…

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NEWS: Survey reveals the views of ordinary Kenyans on climate change

The majority of Kenyans are already experiencing the catastrophic effects of climate change. A study conducted by the Institute of Development Studies (IDS) at the University of Nairobi and the Green [more]…

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