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INSIDE STORY: Lessons from mainstreaming climate change in Namibia

This inside story recounts the lessons learned by researchers and practitioners in Namibia over seven years of implementing different research projects on climate adaptation and resilience. [more]…

What impact are NGOs having on the wider development of climate services?

The paper challenges the notion that climate information can be effectively delivered directly to communities without engaging with national providers.

BOOK: Mainstreaming climate compatible development - insights from CDKN's first seven years

This flagship book draws from CDKN's experience of supporting climate-compatible development in Asia, Africa, Latin America and the Caribbean and provides practical recommendations on how to achieve low-carbon, climate-resilient development in low income and emerging economies. [more]…

REPORT: Rapidly growing Chennai submerged by rare extreme rainfall event

This factsheet, from the Raising Risk Awareness initiative, examines the impacts of the 1 December 2015 flood in Chennai, that killed over 470 people and brought the city to a standstill. [more]…

REPORT: Extreme drought in Ethiopia stretches drought management systems

This factsheet, from the Raising Risk Awareness initiative, examines the impact of the 2015-16 drought on Ethiopia's drought management systems. The drought was an extremely rare event that only happens approximately once every few hundred years in north-eastern and central Ethiopia. [more]…

REPORT: The role of climate change and La Niña in the ongoing Somalia drought: A rapid analysis

Somalia is currently facing a quickly deteriorating food security situation. This analysis looks at the potential role of climate change, as well as the role of the recent La Niña, in the occurrence of the drought. [more]…

Climate-resilient planning: reflections on testing a new toolkit

Planning and implementing resilient basic service delivery systems on the ground can be challenging. This report explores how BRACED developed a climate resilient planning toolkit to guide staff through this process.

REPORT: Strengthening disaster risk management in India: A review of five state disaster management plans

Indian authorities, from the national to the state level, have taken a series of actions to improve their management of disasters. A new report from CDKN and ODI analyses in detail the state disaster management plans (SDMPs) from five very different Indian states. [more]…

REPORT: Shedding light on causal recipes for development research uptake

This paper explores the use of Qualitative Comparative Analysis for learning-focussed monitoring and evaluation, using recent work with CDKN as a case study. [more]…

REPORT: Addressing vulnerability to the health risks of extreme heat in urbanising Ahmedabad, India

Extreme heat events are having a significant impact in India, where summer temperatures are historically high. A team of academic, health and environmental groups, led by the Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC) and [more]…

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