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FEATURE: CDKN film series - African experts urge 'accelerated action' on adaptation

CDKN is delighted to present six new video interviews with African adaptation experts, as part of a short film series ‘Adaptation Voices’. [more]…

FEATURE: Mbarara, Uganda - informal community uses collective savings to deal with Covid-19

The slum dwellers in Mbarara city, Uganda are using collective savings to deal with the global pandemic and invest in new businesses. Sarah Nandudu reports. This is the 40th story from the Voices from the Frontline series by ICCCAD and CDKN. [more]…

FEATURE: Siaya, Kenya - Repositioning skills for food security amid the Covid-19 pandemic

In a remote village, located in Siaya County, Kenya, a group of women have taken up vegetable farming as a means to fight against the Covid-19 induced food insecurity. Rosemary Atieno reports. This is the 38th story in the Voices from the Frontline series by ICCCAD and CDKN. [more]…

FEATURE: Generating accessible and uniquely African climate information - The story of FCFA

Across Africa, people need useful, actionable climate information if they are to manage climate risks effectively for a more resilient future. The Future Climate For Africa (FCFA) programme has shown how climate research and collaboration across disciplines, countries and even continents can produce relevant, accessible climate information, while also building the capacity of African decision-makers to use the information. [more]…

FEATURE: Climate change adaptation in East African farming - Testimonials from women champions

The Eastern Africa Grain Council has been documenting the climate adaptation successes of leading women farmers and agricultural business owners in Kenya – as a way to galvanise learning among other women. [more]…

NEWS: Call for expressions of interest - Climate Action Innovation Research Network, Africa

The Artificial Intelligence for Development in Africa (AI4D) programme has launched a call for organisations in Sub-Saharan Africa to apply to be the managing organisation (hub) for the Responsible Artificial Intelligence for Climate Action Innovation Research Network in Africa. [more]…

FEATURE: Addis Ababa - A community alliance faces up to Covid-19

In the peri-urban areas of Addis Ababa Ethiopia, community members are collectively saving money to deal with multiple hardships posed by the global pandemic. Ephrem Tesema reports. This is the 36th in the series of stories from Voices from the Frontline initiative by ICCCAD and CDKN. [more]…

FEATURE: Kabulasoke, Uganda - Harnessing opportunities for youth during the Covid-19 pandemic

In Uganda, young people are acquiring skills and tapping into new opportunities to fight against the global pandemic collectively. Godliver Businge reports. This is the 34th story in the Voices from the Frontline series by ICCCAD and CDKN. [more]…

FEATURE: Potential for electric buses to provide Addis Ababa with multiple benefits

Wondwossen Sintayehu and Charlotte Scott describe how the City of Addis Ababa is considering the use of electric buses in a bid to reduce air pollution overall. Such a development would reduce particulate pollution, which is harmful to local people's health, as well as reduce the greenhouse gas emissions that drive climate change. [more]…

FEATURE: Water security in Africa - New approaches needed for capacity building

Prof Chris Gordon and Dr Jon Padgham suggest that radically new approaches to building the capacity of water professionals and university students are needed to achieve water security for Africa. Their blog celebrates Africa Water Week, 8-12 February 2021. [more]…

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