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FEATURE: Citizen-led groups support inclusive adaptation to climate change

Dorothy Tembo-Nhlema, Chair of the Weather Chasers Group in Malawi, sees how the group has developed into an energetic, dynamic force for environmental protection in the country and is part of a larger civil society movement for positive change. [more]…

FEATURE: Applying nature-based solutions system-wide offers great potential for adaptation

Professor Sosten Chiotha shares his vision of holistic, sustainable adaptation to climate change - based on years of experience in his native Malawi. This is one of a series of blogs highlighting potential for 'accelerated adaptation in Africa' in the run-up to the Climate Adaptation Summit, January 2021. [more]…

OPINION: Spotlight this 'Disaster Risk Reduction Day' on Malawi

Today marks the 31st International Day of Disaster Risk Reduction – a day nominated by the United Nations to promote a global culture of disaster risk reduction. The coronavirus pandemic of 2020 has highlighted just how important disaster risk reduction is. But for Malawi, coronavirus is the latest in a long line of disasters that the country has experienced, says Katharine Vincent. [more]…

OPINION: Devastating floods over Malawi - An experience to learn from

Dorothy Tembo-Nhlema of the Future Climate for Africa programme gives her personal perspective on how Malawi has been affected by Cyclone Idai and how the country can become more resilient to future extreme weather. [more]…

FEATURE: Weather Chasers of Malawi care for communities - and the climate

Katharine Vincent describes how a dedicated group of Malawian citizens began by communicating weather forecasts to communities -- and then broadened its mission to plant trees and actively restore the environment. [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: Policy coherence for sustainable development in Africa

Watch the webinar presented by Future Climate for Africa programme experts in October 2018, about how African societies can achieve their climate resilience goals while also addressing the Sustainable Development Goals more broadly. [more]…

OPINION: Policy coherence key to achieving the Sustainable Development Goals

Patrick Curran, a policy analyst at the Grantham Research Institute on Climate Change and the Environment, shares new research on policy coordination across water, energy, food and climate goals in Malawi, Tanzania and Zambia. [more]…

FEATURE: Hydropower plans in eastern and southern Africa could put electricity supply at risk

Hydropower dams planned for eastern and southern Africa could put electricity supply at risk for vast regions because they rely on similar rainfall patterns for electricity generation—and so will suffer lack of water from droughts at the same time. This is the warning from new research led by Professor Declan Conway. [more]…

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