CDKN has launched a working paper, laying out an agenda for unlocking effective, accelerated adaptation at scale in Africa, based on investing in people’s skills and knowledge; in climate-resilient economies, which are well-informed by climate risk; and in nature. The paper intends to frame discussions at the Africa anchoring event of the Climate Adaptation Summit, Monday 25 January 2021. [more...]
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Paseka Lesolang, Youth, Innovation, Jobs and Industrialisation Coordinator at Global Water Partnership - Africa calls for creative funding models to help Africans’ big ideas on adaptation to take of [more...]
Effective climate change adaptation depends on strong, sustainable weather and climate information services. A new report and policy brief provide a roadmap for investing in sustainable capacity, based on African projects' experiences. [more...]
FEATURE: Climate change, gender and obstacles to small enterprises’ adaptation – the case of Senegal
Social, financial and technical constraints affect the adaptive capacity of women entrepreneurs in Senegal, says Mamadou Diop, Researcher, IED Afrique, Dakar. This is one of a series of blogs on ‘Accelerating adaptation action in Africa’ published by CDKN to frame the Africa anchoring event of the Climate Adaptation Summit, January 2021. [more...]
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CDKN has interviewed leading African scientists and climate change adaptation practitioners, to identify local solutions that can be learnt from and scaled up, to accelerate adaptation and contribute to a more climate-resilient future. [more]…
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CDKN has launched a new podcast series which looks at innovative, effective, accessible, and convenient ways of delivering emerging themes within climate finance. This is the first episode. [more]…
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When a crisis hits, community organisations can draw upon six social dimensions of resilience. This brief highlights learnings from how communities in the Global South responded to the COVID-19 pandemic.
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