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OPINION: Building leadership on local level adaptation

Jenny Clover, Senior Manager at ICLEI (Local Governments for Sustainable Development), reflects on the importance of Ecosystem-based Adaptation (EbA) for local governments and learning at a recent workshop with African [more]…

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OPINION: Communicate both the IPCC findings and the process

Katharine Vincent is Director of Kulima Integrated Development Solutions, and a lead author of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change's Fifth Assessment Report (IPCC AR5): Climate Change 2014, Impacts, [more]…

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Lessons from national climate compatible development planning in Rwanda, Kenya, Mozambique and Ethiopia

African and developing country governments are increasingly calling for practical examples of how to advance climate compatible development and develop solutions relevant to country contexts. Many countries – including Kenya, [more]…


OPINION: Securing safe water and good hygiene practices through results-based-aid in Uganda

Adam Harvey, director of Whave Solutions, explains the working of an innovative results-based model to incentivise the maintenance of safe water sources and high levels of household hygiene. The CDKN-supported Safe [more]…


FEATURE: New wind farms bode well for Ethiopia’s green growth strategy

Ethiopia’s ambitious strategy to move to a Climate-Resilient Green Economy (CRGE), with middle-income status and zero-net carbon emission by 2025, is well on its way with support from the Prime [more]…

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Commissioning media coverage of climate and development – collaboration with WRENmedia

Journalists in East Africa face significant challenges to reporting on issues related to climate change including a lack of training in reporting strategies, difficulties coping with technical language, the complexity [more]…

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NEWS: Getting to grips with the economics of climate change in Uganda

The much-anticipated Economic Assessment of the Impacts of Climate Change in Uganda kicked off with an inception meeting on January 20th in the Ugandan capital, Kampala. The study promises a [more]…


NEWS: Workshop drives south-south collaboration in modelling the costs of mitigation actions

From 23-25 October 2013, researchers from five developing countries gathered in Rio de Janeiro, to discuss joint progress on modelling the socio-economic implications of mitigation actions for their respective countries. They [more]…


NEWS: CDKN project acknowledged for African good practice awards

A CDKN-funded project was shortlisted for the AfriCAN Climate award for good practice. The Carbon Reduction, Resources and Opportunities Toolkit (CaRROT) project aims to improve the Kenyan flower sector’s global [more]…

The MAPS Africa team: Marta Torres-Gunfaus, Constant Labintan, Anya Boyd and Anthony Dane

MAPS emerges as an alternative approach for green growth strategising in Africa

Anthony Dane from the Energy Research Centre (University of Cape Town) reports on recent research findings presented at the third Annual Conference on Climate Change and Development in Africa. The study shows that [more]…

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