Professor Sosten Chiotha shares his vision of holistic, sustainable adaptation to climate change - based on years of experience in his native Malawi. This is one of a series of blogs highlighting potential for 'accelerated adaptation in Africa' in the run-up to the Climate Adaptation Summit, January 2021. [more...]
Today marks the 31st International Day of Disaster Risk Reduction – a day nominated by the United Nations to promote a global culture of disaster risk reduction. The coronavirus pandemic of 2020 has highlighted just how important disaster risk reduction is. But for Malawi, coronavirus is the latest in a long line of disasters that the country has experienced, says Katharine Vincent. [more...]
Dorothy Tembo-Nhlema of the Future Climate for Africa programme gives her personal perspective on how Malawi has been affected by Cyclone Idai and how the country can become more resilient to future extreme weather. [more...]
Katharine Vincent describes how a dedicated group of Malawian citizens began by communicating weather forecasts to communities -- and then broadened its mission to plant trees and actively restore the environment. [more...]
POLICY BRIEF: Using climate information to achieve long-term development objectives in Malawi (FCFA)
A new policy brief from the Future Climate for Africa (FCFA) programme suggests that decision-makers in Malawi aren't making best use of medium- to long-term climate information that could help them reduce the risks from higher temperatures, variable rainfall and rising sea levels. [more]…
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