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FEATURE: Film-making to support agri-extension in Uganda

A new initiative under Future Climate for Africa (FCFA) is using film-making to improve communications between farmers and government officials in Uganda. Leonie Joubert reports. [more]…

NEWS: Global Resilience Partnership launches innovation challenge

The Global Resilience Partnership and USAID have joined forces with KPMG to launch an innovation challenge - designed to identify and nurture novel examples of resilience in Africa and Asia. [more]…

NEWS: African reporting fellowships available

The Pan African Media Alliance for Climate Change (PAMACC) encourages East African journalists to apply for fellowship opportunities to report on the social and political implications of delivering weather and climate services in East Africa. [more]…

NEWS: 15 opportunities for private climate investment in South Africa

Blaise Dobson of SouthSouthNorth describes how aligning national priorities, the private sector’s interests and multilateral climate finance frameworks can make investments in climate action a reality. A new study, commissioned by the Southern Africa Climate Finance Partnership, uses this approach to identify 15 opportunities ready for climate investment in South Africa’s transitioning economy. [more]…

FEATURE: Weather Chasers of Malawi care for communities - and the climate

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]…

NEWS: Near-term climate prediction ‘coming of age’

Grahame Madge of the UK Met Office reports on new directions in climate science that will support policy and planning everywhere. The emergence of near-term climate predictions will especially benefit developing countries facing many climate stresses and vulnerabilities. [more]…

FEATURE: How climate researchers and businesses began speaking the same language - A case from Senegal

Researchers from the action-research project, PRISE, describe how new knowledge partnerships are making development more environmentally and economically sustainable in Senegal. [more]…

FEATURE: Hike in record-dry months for Africa's Sahel worries scientists

A recent study reveals alarming trends in the lack of rainfall in Africa's Sahel region - reports Laurie Goering of ThomsonReuters. [more]…

FILM: Clean, reliable power for Africa: The potential for mini-grids

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]…

FEATURE: East African climate services connect with local communities

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]…

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