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FEATURE: Climate information to help combat malaria in Ethiopia

An initiative called ENACTS has made climate information easier for Ethiopian health professionals to access and use. This has helped them to pinpoint which districts will be most exposed to the climatic conditions that foster the spread of malaria – and to better target malaria control measures. [more]…

FEATURE: Understanding climate impacts builds rationale for adaptation finance

CDKN’s Suzanne Carter and FCFA’s Jean-Pierre Roux explore why climate finance proposal developers are being encouraged to focus on climate impacts before determining the best solutions. [more]…

OPINION: Devastating floods over Malawi - An experience to learn from

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]…

FEATURE: Climate services go local in Western Kenya

Making sure that important weather and climate information reaches everyone is critical for local development – as demonstrated by a WISER (Weather and Climate Information Services for Africa) project in Western Kenya. [more]…

FEATURE: Climate change leads Ethiopian herders to retrain as farmers

Climate change is changing the way of life that Ethiopian pastoralists have followed for millennia. Sebastian Malo reports on how the herders are adapting and learning to cope. [more]…

FEATURE: Who are the most climate-vulnerable? Challenging assumptions

Researchers and decision-makers should be alert to the different ways that women and men are affected by climate change and can contribute to climate resilient solutions. However, Lucia Scodanibbio, Daniel Morchain and Nitya Rao warn against falling into easy assumptions. [more]…

FEATURE: Tri-national Development Council could boost South American cooperation on climate

In the flood-prone ‘tri-border area’ of South America, local leaders have made progress in developing the institutions to tackle climate vulnerability. [more]…

FEATURE: What's the business case for climate-focused urban development in Africa?

Professor Chris Gordon, CDKN's Country Lead for Ghana, argues that innovative entrepreneurs could find a vast array of climate-compatible business opportunities in Africa's cities - especially opportunities that make efficient use of that precious commodity, water. [more]…

NEWS: Novel tool unveiled for climate risk profiling and adaptation

Last week, the Council for Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR) launched an online climate risk profiling and adaptation tool, the Green Book, for local government decision-makers across South Africa. [more]…

FEATURE: ‘Big data’ to help plan for climate shocks in East Africa

A new digitally-based tool, incorporating up-to-date climate information and many other kinds of social and economic data, is being created to help African policy-makers better respond to their constituents' development needs. Leonie Joubert reports. [more]…

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