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The 26th session of the Conference of the Parties (COP 26) to the UNFCCC will take place from 1-12 November 2021, in Glasgow, UK. CDKN will be participating at a number of events, at our virtual exhibition stand, and as part of the COP Resilience Hub. [more...]

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FEATURE: Mainstreaming gender and climate change into Ethiopian development

CDKN's long partnership with the Government of Ethiopia has yielded rich learning on the ways to integrate two completely cross-cutting aspects of development - gender and climate change - into government policy and its implementation. Robi Redda, Arsema Andargatchew and Lucia Scodanibbio report. [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: 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]…

NEWS: New tool launched to help East African grain farmers to manage climate risks

Guy Rudolph of CDKN describes a new Climate Information for Grains tool, which is designed to help farmers respond to climate change. [more]…

NEWS: New interactive game from CDKN explores how people cope with climate and create solutions

How would you feel if you faced climate hazards - in someone else’s shoes? How would your age, your physical and mental abilities, your health, the way other people treat you affect how you could respond? A new interactive role-playing game by CDKN uses a colourful cast of characters set in a fictional, small Ethiopian town to explore exactly these questions. [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: 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]…

FEATURE: Climate information to help combat malaria in Ethiopia

An initiative called ENACTS has made climate information easier for Ethiopian health professionals to access and use. This has helped them to pinpoint which districts will be most exposed to the climatic conditions that foster the spread of malaria – and to better target malaria control measures. [more]…

FEATURE: Climate change leads Ethiopian herders to retrain as farmers

Climate change is changing the way of life that Ethiopian pastoralists have followed for millennia. Sebastian Malo reports on how the herders are adapting and learning to cope. [more]…

FILM: Clean, reliable power for Africa: The potential for mini-grids

This short film highlights the potential of mini-grids to address the energy challenges in rural Africa, while tackling the global challenge of climate change. [more]…

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