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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]…

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: Private sector innovates to raise climate ambition in Southern Africa

With increasing use of 'blended finance' approaches, public and private financiers are joining forces in the Southern African region to invest in climate change solutions. The increased willingness of public and private investors to work together is a portent of good things to come - report Blaise Dobson and Charlotte Ellis of SouthSouthNorth. [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: Sharing learning on NDC implementation - Lessons from Kampala

Last year, CDKN hosted a two-day South-South learning exchange in Kampala, Uganda on the theme of NDC implementation. The event convened government representatives and project managers from Uganda, Kenya, 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]…

FEATURE: Zambia works toward delivering its national climate commitment

How is Zambia planning to deliver the national climate plan or 'NDC' to which it committed under the Paris Agreement? Cathrine Mutambirwa reports that Zambia's planning process is gaining momentum as the country assesses how to take economy-wide action. [more]…

NEWS: New initiative will assist African governments to model, design and deliver low emission development

New Africa LEDS Planning, Modeling, and Implementation Initiative will strengthen the capacity of African countries to plan and implement low emission, climate resilient development. [more]…

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