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NEWS: Accelerating adaptation action in Africa - Insights from African experts

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]…

FEATURE: Youth and innovation - Transforming Africa’s inherent adaptive capacity into action

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 off. This [more]…

NEWS: Weather and climate information services urgently need more sustainable approach

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]…

VIDEO: Accelerating Adaptation in Africa

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]…

Resilience of local communities: Lessons from COVID-19

https://www.globalresiliencepartnership.org/resource/brief-resilience-of-local-communities-lessons-from-covid-19/

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.

PODCAST: Building climate resilience through microfinance

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]…

AVIS: Changement climatique, genre et obstacles à l’adaptation des PME - Cas du Sénégal

Les contraintes sociales, financières et techniques affectent la capacité d’adaptation de la femme entrepreneure au Sénégal - selon Mamadou Diop, Chercheur associé à IED Afrique, Dakar-Sénégal. Cet article se fait [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]…

FEATURE: Accelerating adaptation in Africa

The Africa segment of the Climate Adaptation Summit (25-26 January 2021) will explore ways to accelerate adaptation action on the continent. CDKN invited leading climate change adaptation scientists and practitioners to provide their perspectives, in this specially-commissioned series of articles. [more]…

FEATURE: Building an enabling environment for inclusive rural wellbeing

It is time to address capacity gaps in water users associations in Namibia and make the most of their potential to support adaptation to climate change – say Salma Hegga, Irene Kunamwene and Gina Ziervogel of the University of Cape Town. This is one of a series of blogs to frame the Africa anchoring event of the Climate Adaptation Summit, January 2021. [more]…

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