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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]…

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]…

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]…

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