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The Department For International Development (DFID) is a United Kingdom government department with a Cabinet Minister in charge. It was separated from the Foreign and Commonwealth Office in 1997. The goal of the department is "to promote sustainable development and eliminate world poverty". The current Secretary of State for International Development is Andrew Mitchell. A 2010 report [1] by the Development Assistance Committee (DAC) identified DFID as 'an international development leader in times of global crisis'. DFID's main programme areas of work are Education, Health, Social Services, Water Supply and Sanitation, Government and Civil Society, Economic Sector (including Infrastructure, Production Sectors and Developing Planning), Environment Protection, Research, and Humanitarian Assistance.

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    NEWS: Call for applications – Kenya Climate Innovation Prize

    Enter a climate innovation competition sponsored by the UK’s Department for International Development to make climate information more useful for Kenya’s low income communities. The deadline for entries is 7 February 2016.

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    NEWS: Country pilot studies for Future Climate for Africa programme

    CDKN is commissioning a series of pilot case studies across sub-Saharan Africa.

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    NEWS: Learning network on uptake of climate and disaster risk assessments

    CDKN is looking for a supplier to explore the drivers for and barriers to the uptake of climate and disaster risk assessments, and how national and international participants can work to strengthen them. It will focus on the Latin American & Caribbean region, where the demand for this work is clearest, and on both – the producers and end users of risk assessments.

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    OPINION: Women to inject new energy into climate and development policies

    CoP18 in Doha may be remembered as the conference where women’s voices rang out for change. Mairi Dupar of CDKN reports.


    CDKN pocket guide

    A pocket-guide to CDKN. This publication provides a brief overview of CDKN and it’s work.

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