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CDKN has launched a working paper, laying out an agenda for unlocking effective, accelerated adaptation at scale in Africa, based on investing in people’s skills and knowledge; in climate-resilient economies, which are well-informed by climate risk; and in nature. The paper intends to frame discussions at the Africa anchoring event of the Climate Adaptation Summit, Monday 25 January 2021. [more...]

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FEATURE: Women’s group boosts resilience in the face of crisis

Mama Jobe Jeng is a farmer in The Gambia’s west coast region and member of the local organisation Tresor Women Warrior. She recounts how belonging to the group has strengthened her ability to cope with COVID-19 and argues that the government should support women’s groups with resources and information in order to shore up community resilience more widely. Hbibatou Drammeh and Ebrima S F. Bah report. [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]…

WEBINAR: Communicating climate information and uncertainties better - Cognitive psychology insights and practical experiences

A webinar from the Future Climate for Africa programme on 29 November will share practical recommendations and approaches to communicating climate change information, including uncertainties. It will draw on insights from cognitive psychology and experiences from FCFA's work in west and southern Africa. [more]…

OPINION: Yes, some extreme weather can be blamed on climate change

A leading scientist explains that improved computing and statistics can tie extreme events to global warming. [more]…

FEATURE: Supporting the preparation of the Gambia’s INDC - Lessons learned from local stakeholder consultations

Kirstin Hücking and Sandra Freitas of Climate Analytics report on lively and informed discussions about environmental problems that impact on Gambian livelihoods – and how these discussions have fed into the country’s Intended Nationally Determined Contribution (INDC) to the UNFCCC. [more]…

NEWS: World's least-polluting nations aim to set Paris climate bar high

If your country were responsible for only 0.05% of the world's climate-changing emissions, you might not think it worth making a plan to curb that pollution - especially when you still need to get electricity to much of your population. Megan Rowling from Thomson Reuters Foundation explores how the Gambian government thinks otherwise, since it is already working on its contribution to a new global deal to tackle climate change. [more]…

FEATURE: Lessons from the INDC process in The Gambia

The Gambia has embarked on developing its Intended Nationally Determined Contributions (INDC) for submission to the UNFCCC in advance of the anticipated Paris agreement this year. A team from Climate Analytics looks at some initial lessons from the process so far. [more]…

OPINION: Climate action - Diplomats’ discussions yield four themes for 2014

The Gambia’s Special Climate Envoy Pa Ousman Jarju identifies four themes for action on climate change in the UN negotiations and beyond. [more]…

Country pilot studies for Future Climate for Africa programme

CDKN is commissioning a series of pilot case studies across sub-Saharan Africa. [more]…

REPORT: Mainstreaming climate change resilience into development planning in the Gambia

Isatou F. Camara from the Gambian Ministry of Finance and economic affairs reviews the political will, policy frameworks and implementing projects the Gambia has demonstrated in integrating climate risks into development planning. [more]…

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