As more and more people live in settlements that are particularly vulnerable to extreme weather, one initiative in Kenya and Tanzania aims to mitigate the danger by working closely with communities. [more...]
George Achia reports on an initiative to alert fisherfolk and other users of Lake Victoria to sudden severe weather – so that they can avoid harm to health and livelihood. [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...]
This paper, Safety Nets Simplified: Simulated Decision - Making in Volatile Developing Economies, outlines how the design of a game enables this particular community to engage and understand the productive social safety net (PSSN)’s complex system in order to make informed decisions that will improve their real-world livelihood. [more]…
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To accompany the report What’s in it for Africa, CDKN is offering high-quality images for use by developing country journalists when writing on the contents of the report. This image shows a farmer tending her field of cassava in the village of Tiniu, near Mwanza, northern Tanzania. [more]…
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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.
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The dependence of the world’s poorest people on the environment and their contribution to its stewardship are often ‘hidden’ in public debates and decision-making processes. Trade-offs and any potential human costs must be understood and explicitly addressed. An environmental justice approach can help achieve this.