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FEATURE: What has CDKN been up to? Three years of weaving knowledge and action on climate change  

Since 2018, CDKN's ‘Knowledge Accelerator’ has grown our ‘knowledge-in-action’ services, as well as further cultivating climate leadership, learning and collaboration within and across developing countries. Here are some of the highlights. [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: Youth and innovation - Transforming Africa’s inherent adaptive capacity into action

Paseka Lesolang, Youth, Innovation, Jobs and Industrialisation Coordinator at Global Water Partnership - Africa calls for creative funding models to help Africans’ big ideas on adaptation to take off. This [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: Nature for recovery and resilience

Alex McNamara, Water Lead of National Business Initiative (NBI), South Africa says that valuing the natural environment and its contribution to economies and societies is a sure way to improve [more]…

FEATURE: Cape Town, South Africa - Strengthening policy support for climate adaptation and transformation

Gina Ziervogel, University of Cape Town, highlights the need for community-level capacity building and knowledge co-creation for effective water management and adaptation to climate change. [more]…

FEATURE: Water and waste flows between rural and urban areas - The case of Gurgaon, India

Vishal Narain reports from Gurgaon city, India on the processes affecting the peri-urban landscape and the impact on water security and local people’s vulnerability. [more]…

Locust invasion in Mwingi-Cred_Greenpeace: Paul Basweti

VIDEO: Kenya’s perfect storm of Covid-19, floods and locusts swarms: What does it mean for food security?

The East African region is currently facing multiple threats of locust swarms, flooding and Covid-19 that are affecting the livelihoods and food security of millions of people. CDKN spoke to James Kuria of the Eastern Africa Grain Council (EAGC) to find out more. [more]…

NEWS: Submissions open for the Water ChangeMaker Awards 2020

The Global Water Partnership (GWP) has launched the Water ChangeMaker Awards to highlight the teams and organisations that have shaped water decisions to build climate resilience. Submissions close on 14 June 2020. [more]…

FEATURE: Shimla, India’s water crisis – from source to sewer

The residents of the northern Indian resort town of Shimla are suffering from water shortages and pollution. Now climate change is compounding these woes, reports the Gorakhpur Environmental Action Group (GEAG). [more]…

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