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FEATURE: Climate change adaptation in East African farming - Testimonials from women champions

The Eastern Africa Grain Council has been documenting the climate adaptation successes of leading women farmers and agricultural business owners in Kenya – as a way to galvanise learning among other women. [more]…

FEATURE: CAS2021 - Accelerating climate-resilient economies in Africa

There was a clear call for Africa to forge a new path towards climate-resilient development at the Africa anchoring event of the Climate Adaptation Summit - seizing the opportunities of green technologies and jobs. Lisa McNamara of CDKN reports. [more]…

FEATURE: Africa adaptation event shines spotlight on climate-smart agriculture

Climate smart agriculture grabbed the headlines at the Africa anchoring event of the Climate Adaptation Summit – as a way for African communities to tackle climate change impacts, achieve food security, boost incomes and create vibrant rural economies. Mairi Dupar of CDKN reports. [more]…

NEWS: Accelerating adaptation action in Africa - Insights from African experts

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]…

FEATURE: What will it take for pastoral systems to adapt to climate change?

Joseph Muhwanga and Mohammed Said consider the impacts of climate change on African drylands to date and in the future – and explore the potential for communities in these areas to keep prospering. This is one of a series of blogs on ‘Accelerating adaptation action in Africa’ published by CDKN to frame the Africa anchoring event of the Climate Adaptation Summit, January 2021. [more]…

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]…

FEATURE: Keta, Ghana - agribusiness offers women and youth greater food security during pandemic

In Keta, a rural community of Ghana, a semi-pro basketball player is promoting agribusiness among women and youth to enhance food security during the  pandemic. Misper Apawu reports. This is the twenty-eighth in the series of stories from Voices from the Frontline initiative by ICCCAD and CDKN. [more]…

FEATURE: Cape Town, South Africa - urban farming on the rise to boost people’s food security

In Cape Town, South Africa, civil society organisations are stepping up their efforts to ensure food security by supporting small-scale farming during COVID-19. Sumetee Pahwa Gajjar reports. This is the twenty-seventh in the series of stories from Voices from the Frontline initiative by ICCCAD and CDKN. [more]…

FEATURE: Building smallholder farmers’ resilience to climate change for food security in a future climate in Ghana

Prof. Philip Antwi-Agyei, Associate Professor in Environmental Science at Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology in Ghana, gives a first-hand account of how climate change is undermining food security in northern Ghana – and what to do about it. [more]…

NEWS: Youth at Heart forum provides platform for young voices to be heard

The majority of the world’s youth population is located in the Global South, which presents both huge challenges and opportunities. Last week, the Government of the Netherlands hosted the Youth at Heart virtual forum to provide a platform for young people to facilitate inspiring exchanges and ideas, and to make their voices heard on what they need for a better future. [more]…

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