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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: 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: Impact Based Forecasting is set to save lives and livelihoods in East Africa

George Achia reports on an initiative to alert fisherfolk and other users of Lake Victoria to sudden severe weather – so that they can avoid harm to health and livelihood. [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: Livestock at risk in Kenya’s arid and semi-arid lands

Research by the Pathways to Resilience in Semi-Arid Economies (PRISE) project is changing how Kenyan decision-makers think about and approach their support for pastoralist agriculture. Robina Abuya and colleagues explain. [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]…

FEATURE: East African climate services connect with local communities

Met departments and others are strengthening climate services in East Africa and it is having a positive impact on development, reports Bill Leathes of the Met Office, the UK’s national meteorological service. [more]…

FEATURE: Communities in semi-arid lands need adaptation support to unlock potential

Florence Crick, Kate Gannon and Estelle Rouhaud describe the vulnerability of communities, and particularly small and informal businesses, in semi-arid lands. They have great potential to adopt more climate-resilient behaviours, if given targeted support to do so. [more]…

NEWS: Join regional ‘Communities of Practice’ on low emission development

The Low Emission Development Global Partnership (LEDS GP) creates opportunities for professionals to exchange experience on practical aspects of low emission development. Members of our network say they value these platforms for skills exchange and learning – whether it is in person, or increasingly through ‘virtual’ meetings and conversations. Join a technical 'community of practice' today! [more]…

FEATURE: Kenya’s progress in monitoring, reporting and verifying its climate actions

CDKN supported the Government of Kenya to help accelerate progress on planning for NDC implementation, using the NDC Quick-Start Guide. Tom Owino shares results and recommendations from the project. [more]…

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