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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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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: Putting local people at the centre of climate change adaptation

Drawing from a wide range of case studies, Lucia Scodanibbio provides evidence for why climate change adaptation must be locally-led in order to be effective. [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]…

VIDEO: Voices from the Frontline highlights lessons for climate resilience

CDKN's Director Shehnaaz Moosa speaks to the Paris Committee on Capacity-Building (PCCB) about the 'Voices from the Frontline' initiative by CDKN and the International Centre for Climate Change and Development (ICCCAD). [more]…

FEATURE: Community savings groups play crucial role in Bangladesh during COVID-19 crisis

Community savings groups in rural southwest Bangladesh are helping to revive local economies devastated by the double impacts of COVID-19 and cyclone Amphan. Saeqah Kabir reports. This is the thirteenth in the series of stories from Voices from the Frontline initiative by ICCCAD and CDKN. [more]…

FEATURE: The making of female eco-entrepreneurs - Experience from Hyderabad, India

Achu Sekhar of ICLEI South Asia describes how the efforts of a handful of dedicated women have led to a hugely successful female enterprise in the city of Hyderabad which is overcoming plastic waste and providing a inspiring example for others to follow. [more]…

FEATURE: Gender strategies for climate events - Supporting everyone to be safe and productive

In organising the Global NDC Conference 2019, CDKN, IKI and partners pioneered gender-sensitive and socially-inclusive approaches. Here, we share the principles and strategies. [more]…

FEATURE: India's grandmothers harvest new social status from climate-smart farming

As they learn techniques to help them get a harvest even in the face of climate pressures, rural women are winning new respect and clout. Training in climate-smart agriculture is empowering women. Roli Srivastava reports. [more]…

FEATURE: Ethiopian ministries pledge greater gender focus in climate action

Robi Redda of CDKN describes how Ethiopian government ministries are aiming for two cross cutting development issues: climate change and gender, to be well integrated across the country's policies and programmes. [more]…

NEWS: New CDKN guide on IPCC's Special Report on Climate Change and Land for Latin American decision-makers

CDKN unpacks the IPCC's Special Report on Climate Change and Land with this new edition: 'What's in it for Latin America?' [more]…

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