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The 26th session of the Conference of the Parties (COP 26) to the UNFCCC will take place from 1-12 November 2021, in Glasgow, UK. CDKN will be participating at a number of events, at our virtual exhibition stand, and as part of the COP Resilience Hub. [more...]

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FEATURE: Building heat resilience in Freetown, Sierra Leone

This week Mayor Aki-Sawyerr of Freetown, Sierra Leone, will appoint a Chief Heat Officer, to protect the well-being of city residents. Kathy Baughman McLeod reports from the Atlantic Council’s Adrienne Arsht-Rockefeller Foundation Resilience Center. [more]…

FEATURE: Solidarity Kliptown style - A resilience story from South Africa

In Kliptown, South Africa, a grassroots organisation is leading community responses to deal with the dual crises of Covid-19 and flooding. Thabang Nkwanyana reports. This is the 50th story in the Voices from the Frontline series by ICCCAD and CDKN. [more]…

NEWS: CDKN at Adaptation Futures

This week the sixth Adaptation Futures international conference takes place online. Read more about CDKN's sessions at the conference. [more]…

NEWS: COP Resilience Hub launched to advance action on adaptation and resilience at COP26 and beyond

The new COP Resilience Hub has been launched to advance action on adaptation and resilience at COP26 and beyond. CDKN is delighted to be supporting it, to promote the inclusion of diverse voices, and promote knowledge-into-action. [more]…

FEATURE: Kwara, Nigeria - Young women lead the fight for greener and stronger communities during Covid-19

In the Kwara state of Nigeria, two young women have campaigned for resilient recovery from the pandemic and mobilised youth in the fight for greener, stronger and healthy communities. Azeez Abubakar reports. [more]…

NEWS: COP26 Catalyst for Climate Action Assembly at Africa Climate Week

From 26-29 September 2021, the COP26 Catalyst for Climate Action Assembly will take place, during UNFCCC Africa Climate Week. Programme Director Matthew Booth invites you to register today for these timely events. [more]…

FEATURE: Using the IPCC's Interactive Atlas to understand how Africa's climate is changing

Roy Bouwer of SouthSouthNorth explored the IPCC's new Interactive Atlas of climate data, and presents here a guide on how to use it - based on his exploration of African data and trends. [more]…

FEATURE: Iseke, Tanzania - young people boost economic opportunity in midst of Covid-19 pandemic

In Iseke village, Ikungi district, Tanzania, a group of young female entrepreneurs is making liquid soap as a means of income and safeguarding their community during the Covid-19 pandemic. Jerry Danny, Charles Mnyororo, Emmanuel Hamis and Emmanuel Msumba report. [more]…

FEATURE: Kampala, Uganda: Resilience in the face of Covid-19 - A single mother’s story

In Kampala, Uganda, Sandra Coote follows a single mother’s journey in search of income and wellbeing for her family during the country’s second wave of Covid-19 - to see what it tells us about personal savings and governmental support for households. [more]…

FEATURE: Mainstreaming gender and climate change into Ethiopian development

CDKN's long partnership with the Government of Ethiopia has yielded rich learning on the ways to integrate two completely cross-cutting aspects of development - gender and climate change - into government policy and its implementation. Robi Redda, Arsema Andargatchew and Lucia Scodanibbio report. [more]…

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