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The Africa segment of the Climate Adaptation Summit (25-26 January 2021) will explore ways to accelerate adaptation action on the continent. CDKN invited leading climate change adaptation scientists and practitioners to provide their perspectives, in this specially-commissioned series of articles. [more...]

It is time to address capacity gaps in water users associations in Namibia and make the most of their potential to support adaptation to climate change – say Salma Hegga, Irene Kunamwene and Gina Ziervogel of the University of Cape Town. This is one of a series of blogs to frame the Africa segment of the Climate Adaptation Summit, January 2021. [more...]

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FEATURE: Accelerating adaptation in Africa

The Africa segment of the Climate Adaptation Summit (25-26 January 2021) will explore ways to accelerate adaptation action on the continent. CDKN invited leading climate change adaptation scientists and practitioners to provide their perspectives, in this specially-commissioned series of articles. [more]…

FEATURE: Putting local people at the centre of climate change adaptation

Drawing from a wide range of case studies, Lucia Scodanibbio provides evidence for why climate change adaptation must be locally-led in order to be effective. [more]…

FEATURE: What will it take for pastoral systems to adapt to climate change?

Joseph Muhwanga and Mohammed Said consider the impacts of climate change on African drylands to date and in the future – and explore the potential for communities in these areas to keep prospering. [more]…

FEATURE: Accelerating climate-resilient water management - Africa’s ambitious agenda for change

What will it take for Africa to adapt sufficiently to climate change by 2050? What should stakeholders do to accelerate effective, inclusive climate change adaptation in Africa? Alex Simalabwi, Executive Secretary of the Global Water Partnership (GWP) Southern Africa and Head of GWP Africa Coordination Unit, outlines the ambitious measures that governments and their international partners are already taking.   [more]…

FEATURE: Cape Town, South Africa - urban farming on the rise to boost people’s food security

In Cape Town, South Africa, civil society organisations are stepping up their efforts to ensure food security by supporting small-scale farming during COVID-19. Sumetee Pahwa Gajjar reports. This is the twenty-seventh in the series of stories from Voices from the Frontline initiative by ICCCAD and CDKN. [more]…

NEWS: Wiki4Climate - improving the global knowledge on climate change through Wikipedia

From 24th November to 1st December, 116 participants gathered online for Wiki4Climate, a week of Wikipedia editing on climate change topics, organised by FCFA and CDKN and with support from experienced Wikipedia editors.  [more]…

NEWS: New tool launched to help East African grain farmers to manage climate risks

Guy Rudolph of CDKN describes a new Climate Information for Grains tool, which is designed to help farmers respond to climate change. [more]…

FEATURE: Nature for recovery and resilience

Alex McNamara, Water Lead of National Business Initiative (NBI), South Africa says that valuing the natural environment and its contribution to economies and societies is a sure way to improve [more]…

FEATURE: Applying nature-based solutions system-wide offers great potential for adaptation

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]…

FEATURE: Korogocho, Kenya - The power of art during crisis

In Korogocho, an informal settlement of Nairobi, Kenya, a community- based organisation is mobilising a group of artists and creating graffiti to build awareness regarding COVID-19. Daniel Onyango reports. [more]…

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