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FEATURE: Guwahati, India - How informal settlers are building resilience in the face of compounding shocks

In Guwahati, India, residents of informal settlements are making collecting efforts and spreading awareness to tackle the impacts of COVID-19 and monsoon floods. Syeda Mehzebin Rahman and Minakhi Tamuli report. [more]…

FEATURE: Cape Town, South Africa - Strengthening policy support for climate adaptation and transformation

Gina Ziervogel, University of Cape Town, highlights the need for community-level capacity building and knowledge co-creation for effective water management and adaptation to climate change. [more]…

EVENT: Building a climate resilient and just future for all - knowledge and voices from the frontline

‘Building a Climate Resilient and Just Future for all: knowledge and voices from the frontline’ was an event on 16 November 2020 and part of the ‘Race to Zero’ series. It highlighted the roles that community-based organisations are playing in helping people to cope with many different, intersecting risks - and become more resilient. [more]…

FEATURE: Bangladesh - Radical change needed to ensure justice for hijra communities

In Dhaka, Bangladesh, a transgender activist is fighting relentlessly to uphold the rights and dignities of gender-diverse populations living in the country – during the time of the COVID-19 crisis and at all times. Maheen Khan reports. This is the twenty-third in the series of stories from Voices from the Frontline initiative by ICCCAD and CDKN. [more]…

NEWS: Youth at Heart forum provides platform for young voices to be heard

The majority of the world’s youth population is located in the Global South, which presents both huge challenges and opportunities. Last week, the Government of the Netherlands hosted the Youth at Heart virtual forum to provide a platform for young people to facilitate inspiring exchanges and ideas, and to make their voices heard on what they need for a better future. [more]…

FEATURE: How to keep online learners engaged

Lucia Scodanibbio of CDKN interviews Matilda Rizopulos and colleagues at the Wageningen Centre for Development Innovation about best practices in transitioning learning online: with long term lessons for how we can limit carbon emissions. [more]…

FEATURE: Colombia - How waste pickers have fought for their rights and cleaned cities during COVID-19

In Colombia, despite the nationwide lockdown, waste pickers have successfully advocated for their rights to continue collecting wastes from the streets to keep cities clean. Federico Parra interviews three waste pickers from different unions and collectives. [more]…

NEWS: Join our online edit-a-thon to contribute climate change information to Wikipedia

Sign up to be part of Wiki4Climate, an online climate change edit-a-thon from 24 November to 1 December 2020 and learn how to contribute climate change information to Wikipedia. [more]…

FEATURE: Sussundenga, Mozambique - How an agri-business has made itself resilient to multiple shocks

In the Sussundenga district of Mozambique, one woman is helping to address the aftermath of cyclone Idai and COVID-19 among the rural farmers through her sustainable agribusiness. Doreen Tekedese reports. This is the twenty-first in the series of stories from Voices from the Frontline initiative by ICCCAD and CDKN. [more]…

NEWS: New interactive game from CDKN explores how people cope with climate and create solutions

How would you feel if you faced climate hazards - in someone else’s shoes? How would your age, your physical and mental abilities, your health, the way other people treat you affect how you could respond? A new interactive role-playing game by CDKN uses a colourful cast of characters set in a fictional, small Ethiopian town to explore exactly these questions. [more]…

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