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Covid-19 is changing societies' behaviour. Which aspects of this behaviour change could alter the way we live and work for the better? - asks Navroz K. Dubash of the Centre for Policy Research, New Delhi, India. [more...]

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FEATURE: Why reflect? Because it opens the door to rich learning on climate action

Lucia Scodanibbio describes CDKN's recent efforts to learn with its partners in Namibia about effective 'climate knowledge brokering', a concept explained further in this blog. With contributions from Margaret Angula, Amanda April, Emma Baker, Ester Nangolo, Bernadette Shalumbu and Cecil Togarepi. [more]…

FEATURE: Climate is on the menu in East Africa

Weather and climate information provided by national meteorological services across East Africa can at times be technical and difficult for non-experts to understand. That’s why a partnership across the region has come up with an ingenious solution: Climate Cafés. [more]…

FEATURE: Residents of East Africa's informal settlements can now access better climate information

As more and more people live in settlements that are particularly vulnerable to extreme weather, one initiative in Kenya and Tanzania aims to mitigate the danger by working closely with [more]…

FEATURE: Ethiopian ministries pledge greater gender focus in climate action

Robi Redda of CDKN describes how Ethiopian government ministries are aiming for two cross cutting development issues: climate change and gender, to be well integrated across the country's policies and programmes. [more]…

NEWS: One Planet Fellowship applications now open for the next generation of African climate scientists

The One Planet Fellowship is a $20 million initiative dedicated to supporting research on climate change adaptation. The Fellowship is an academic mentoring scheme which targets the next generation of African climate scientists. Applications close on 31st March 2020. [more]…

NEWS: New evidence to better inform infrastructure investments in Central and Southern Africa

The four-year UMFULA research project has made substantial advances in understanding the current and future climate of central and southern Africa. Declan Conway of the Grantham Research Institute discusses how critical it is to know how climate risk may affect major infrastructural investments being planned and implemented in the region.  [more]…

Producers from Bukedde and Star FM in Uganda prepare to interview fishermen during a fishing expedition on Lake Victoria

NEWS: Connecting scientists and journalists to create engaging vital weather information

Two new videos from the Weather Wise project show how climate scientists are working with journalists in Uganda to provide farmers and fishermen with appropriate information in an accessible format to help them adapt to changing weather patterns. [more]…

FEATURE: How are Ugandan farmers adapting to climate change?

How are Ugandan farmers adapting to climate change? By abandoning maize for new varieties of rice in response to changing weather patterns - found Isaiah Esipisu in this investigative report from Amuru district in the country’s north. [more]…

NEWS: What's in the IPCC Special Report on Ocean and Cryosphere for Africa? New CDKN guide

Changes in oceans and coastal environments brought about by climate change - including more extreme events - and changes in high, frozen mountain regions have implications for African societies. This 'explainer' guide by CDKN, to the IPCC's Special Report on the Ocean and Cryosphere in a Changing Climate, illuminates key issues for African readers. [more]…

FEATURE: Malawi heatwaves threaten tea yields and livelihoods

Neha Mittal, Katharine Vincent, and Andy Dougill from the Future Climate for Africa programme describe how the recent heatwave in Malawi could represent the 'new normal' - and there are ways for Malawian tea growers to adapt. [more]…

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