Research by the Pathways to Resilience in Semi-Arid Economies (PRISE) project is changing how Kenyan decision-makers think about and approach their support for pastoralist agriculture. Robina Abuya and colleagues explain. [more...]
This short film highlights the potential of mini-grids to address the energy challenges in rural Africa, while tackling the global challenge of climate change. [more...]
Met departments and others are strengthening climate services in East Africa and it is having a positive impact on development, reports Bill Leathes of the Met Office, the UK’s national meteorological service. [more...]
Florence Crick, Kate Gannon and Estelle Rouhaud describe the vulnerability of communities, and particularly small and informal businesses, in semi-arid lands. They have great potential to adopt more climate-resilient behaviours, if given targeted support to do so. [more...]
This policy brief concludes that, from the climate science perspective, results show the 2016-17 drought in Kenya is less severe than the 2010-11 drought in Lamu, while in Marsabit they are comparable. It provides recommendations for decision-makers to link disaster risk management strategies with climate science. [more]…
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A new CDKN working paper explores governance of the water-energy-food nexus - drawing on CDKN's experience in Kenya, Indonesia and the Amazon Basin to understand the links between sectors, recognise these in decision-making and promote integrated policy-making. [more]…
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This paper explores different mechanisms for delivering climate finance at the local level, with examples from Ethiopia and Kenya. It aims to understand how well these funds take into account the priorities of local communities, and incorporate national climate change policies and development plans.
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The book synthesises the ESPA programme's compelling evidence on ecosystems and wellbeing. It addresses the evolving framings and contexts of ecosystem services for poverty alleviation, reviews the impacts of ongoing drivers of change and presents new ways to achieve sustainable wellbeing, equity, diversity, and resilience.