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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: The potential of climate change adaptation for agricultural enterprises

There is tremendous economic growth potential for agricultural enterprises in East Africa, but expansion depends on their receiving appropriate support - including training on how to be climate-smart. Joseph Muhwanga [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]…

FEATURE: Uganda's climate law makes headway

Legal expert Bernard Namanya outlines the progress being made in Uganda's national climate law. It is the country's principal mechanism for implementing the 2015 Paris Agreement. [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]…

Producers from Bukedde and Star FM in Uganda prepare to interview fishermen during a fishing expedition on Lake Victoria

NEWS: Connecting scientists and journalists to create engaging vital weather information

Two new videos from the Weather Wise project show how climate scientists are working with journalists in Uganda to provide farmers and fishermen with appropriate information in an accessible format to help them adapt to changing weather patterns. [more]…

FEATURE: How are Ugandan farmers adapting to climate change?

How are Ugandan farmers adapting to climate change? By abandoning maize for new varieties of rice in response to changing weather patterns - found Isaiah Esipisu in this investigative report from Amuru district in the country’s north. [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]…

FEATURE: Film-making to support agri-extension in Uganda

A new initiative under Future Climate for Africa (FCFA) is using film-making to improve communications between farmers and government officials in Uganda. Leonie Joubert reports. [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]…

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]…

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