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NEWS: Novel tool unveiled for climate risk profiling and adaptation

Last week, the Council for Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR) launched an online climate risk profiling and adaptation tool, the Green Book, for local government decision-makers across South Africa. [more]…

FEATURE: ‘Big data’ to help plan for climate shocks in East Africa

A new digitally-based tool, incorporating up-to-date climate information and many other kinds of social and economic data, is being created to help African policy-makers better respond to their constituents' development needs. Leonie Joubert reports. [more]…

NEWS: Child poverty, disasters and climate change - New findings from India and Kenya

A new report by the Overseas Development Institute describes how, over a child’s life, disasters - including climate change-related disasters - can limit their wellbeing and life choices. [more]…

FEATURE: Pioneering climate change curricula in southern Africa

A CDKN-funded master's curriculum development project has taken off in southern Africa and is now being implemented by several universities in the region. [more]…

NEWS: African Climate Risks Conference 2019

Future Climate for Africa (FCFA) is organising an African Climate Risks Conference that will take place from 7 - 9 October 2019 in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. The call for abstracts is now open. [more]…

FEATURE: Theatre of the Oppressed: challenging top-down approaches to climate change

Theatre of the Oppressed is a powerful tool that allows climate change experts and high-level stakeholders to connect with climate change discussions from a more emotional, humanistic perspective. [more]…

FEATURE: Blended finance for climate and food security - The potential of the farm sector

CDKN's Aditi Paul explores how blended finance approaches in the agriculture sector could provide small producers with the much-needed livelihood security they need, as well as climate resilience and food security. [more]…

FILM: Journey through the Green Climate Fund - Insights from Zaheer Fakir

The Green Climate Fund’s 22nd board meeting kicks off this week in Songdo, Republic of Korea. This new film from SouthSouthNorth follows the journey of former Africa Board member and Co-Chair, Zaheer Fakir. [more]…

VACANCY: Country Engagement Lead, Kenya

CDKN is pleased to announce an opening for the position of CDKN Country Engagement Lead – Kenya. For this part-time role, we are seeking a highly motivated candidate who is passionate about achieving a climate compatible future for Kenya. [more]…

FEATURE: Ghana climate research reaches deep into farming communities

The changing climate in northwest Ghana puts farming livelihoods and food security at risk. Now a project with multiple strands -- from youth engagement, to mobile phone apps, to community outreach centres -- is empowering farmers with the knowledge they need to innovate and adapt. Prince Ansah and Lucia Scodanibbio report. [more]…

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