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CDKN looks forward to meeting you at COP25 in Madrid, Spain, at our side events or at our exhibition booth on Monday 9th and Tuesday the 10th of December. We will be sharing some of our publications and more information on the programme and our activities for 2020.  [more...]

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FEATURE: Understanding how climate change impacts different social groups in Namibia

Suzanne Carter of CDKN reflects on how Vulnerability Risk Assessment (VRA) training in Namibia aims to help decision makers better understand how climate change and social vulnerabilities intersect, and plan effective community adaptation interventions. [more]…

NEWS: New CDKN video on Africa’s first Wikipedia edit-a-thon on climate change

CDKN - with Future Climate for Africa - has launched a video on Africa’s first Wikipedia edit-a-thon on climate change held in Cape Town in August this year. [more]…

FEATURE: Developing climate smart grain value chains in East Africa

Climate change impacts the entire grain value chain, from crop to customer, and solutions need to be tailored for each stakeholder group. That’s why CDKN and the East African Grain Council have joined forces to enhance the use of climate-smart information in the grain sector. Revocatus Twinomuhangi, Guy Rudolph and Edna Odhiambo report. [more]…

FEATURE: Solar-powered community radio aids farmers in South Sudan

South Sudan’s farmers are returning to their farms and seeking better livelihoods. A green-powered community radio initiative is broadcasting weather and climate information that guides farmers on when to plant seeds, and so yield the healthiest crops in a changing climate. Isaiah Esipisu reports. [more]…

NEWS: Lead authors of IPCC Special Reports speak on land and oceans - Africa Climate Risks Conference 2019

Isaiah Esipisu from the Pan-African Media Alliance for Climate Change sums up the CDKN-sponsored briefing on the IPCC’s latest Special Reports, in Addis Ababa. [more]…

OPINION: The IPCC’s Special Report on Oceans and Cryosphere - What it means for Africa's coastal cities

Kate Strachan, Professional Officer for Climate Change and Coastal Management at ICLEI Africa, reflects on what the IPCC’s latest Special Report means for Africa’s low-lying coastal cities. [more]…

NEWS: CDKN supports dialogue on IPCC science at this week's African Climate Risks Conference

CDKN will be exhibiting and organising side events at the African Climate Risks Conference from 7-9 October in Addis Ababa - with a focus on increasing understanding and dialogue around the IPCC's Special Reports on Climate Change and Land, and Oceans and Cryosphere in a Changing Climate. [more]…

NEWS: How to review IPCC Assessment Reports – webinars and guidance for climate experts

Climate experts from developing countries are invited to join a webinar series on reviewing the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) Assessment Reports, facilitated by Future Climate for Africa and CDKN. [more]…

NEWS: Guide for communicating climate uncertainties with decision-makers

A new guide from Future Climate for Africa highlights two approaches researchers use to communicate climate projections, and the associated uncertainties, in west and southern African contexts. [more]…

FEATURE: Effective climate services involve more than meteorologists - to reach their full potential

Katharine Vincent, Jemimah Maina, Fiona Percy, Emma Visman and Calistus Wachana describe a range of projects and approaches that are bringing weather and climate information to people - so that they can make more informed decisions in their daily lives, in what's called 'co-production' of climate services. [more]…

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