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NEWS: IPCC authors and government give young scientists direction in Kampala

Ritah Namisango of Makarere University reflects on the engagement between IPCC AR5 Authors and the university's young scientists during a special event at the Kampala-based university.  “Given the interdependence between countries [more]…

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NEWS: Ethiopia engages with the IPCC Fifth Assessment Report

CDKN Africa's Claire Mathieson reports from Addis Ababa, Ethiopia on the IPCC Fifth Assessment Report Outreach Event which saw IPCC Authors, the Government of Ethiopia and NGOs discuss "What's in it [more]…

Ugandan women and children walk past submerged homes in an area flooded by heavy rains in Soroti, Uganda

OPINION: Gender sensitive and climate smart: how, what, why?

Rebecca McNaught, Senior Climate Advisor for Red Cross Red Crescent Climate Centre argues that while women are vulnerable to climate change, they could play a vital role in reducing risk in [more]…

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EVENT: Outreach on the IPCC's Fifth Assessment Report in Ethiopia and Uganda

CDKN collaborated with the Governments of Ethiopia and Uganda to bring the key messages of the Fifth Assessment Report to audiences at two events in August. The events, held in Kampala and Addis [more]…

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FEATURE: First Pan-African Workshop to support domestic institutions accessing climate finance.

A database of experts, the establishment of domestic funds, support for project management, and an increase in communication were some of the desired outcomes from a Pan-African workshop – a [more]…

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REPORT: Climate and Development Outlook – Kenya Special Edition

With increasing frequency, Kenya has experienced droughts, floods and other extreme climate events – something that has been reflected not only in the findings of the Fifth Assessment Report of [more]…


FEATURE: Are fossil fuels really a solution to energy poverty in Sub-Saharan Africa?

Gracia Munganga, MAPS Africa Programme Manager at the Energy Research Centre (University of Cape Town), looks at the impact fossil fuels have on energy poverty alleviation in sub-Saharan Africa and how low-emission development pathways [more]…


NEWS: Climate finance and Intended Nationally Determined Contributions as part of Ethiopia’s green growth strategy

The CRGE Highlights newsletter communicates lessons learned from implementing Ethiopia’s Climate Resilient and Green Economy (CRGE) strategy. Volume 1 No 7 of the newsletter details progress made on implementing the CRGE [more]…

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NEWS: Workshop focusses on accessing climate finance through the Adaptation Fund in Africa

A recent workshop in Nairobi explored challenges and opportunities faced by African countries trying to access climate finance through the UNFCCC's Adaptation Fund Established under the Kyoto Protocol, the UNFCCC Adaptation [more]…

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FEATURE: Why insurance is key for geothermal expansion in Kenya

Nearly 77% of Kenyans still lack access to modern energy services. Kenya's Jubilee Government has ambitious plans to add 1600MW of  geothermal energy during the current presidential term, but there are [more]…

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