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On 10th November 2021, the Resilience Hub at COP26 hosted a side event to showcase three major, global initiatives that seek to ensure that action to enhance adaptation and resilience stem from a foundation of research, knowledge and learning: CDKN, the Resilience Knowledge Coalition and the Adaptation Research Alliance (ARA). Corina Angheloiu from the Global Resilience Partnership reports. [more...]

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FEATURE: Reflections from a year of online engagements in Latin America

The Covid-19 pandemic has forced many business operations online, which would otherwise have been face to face. This has arguably been good for reducing greenhouse gas emissions - but how [more]…

FEATURE: Water security in Africa - New approaches needed for capacity building

Prof Chris Gordon and Dr Jon Padgham suggest that radically new approaches to building the capacity of water professionals and university students are needed to achieve water security for Africa. Their blog celebrates Africa Water Week, 8-12 February 2021. [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]…

NEWS: Weather and climate information services urgently need more sustainable approach

Effective climate change adaptation depends on strong, sustainable weather and climate information services. A new report and policy brief provide a roadmap for investing in sustainable capacity, based on African projects' experiences.  [more]…

NEWS: Wiki4Climate - improving the global knowledge on climate change through Wikipedia

From 24th November to 1st December, 116 participants gathered online for Wiki4Climate, a week of Wikipedia editing on climate change topics, organised by FCFA and CDKN and with support from experienced Wikipedia editors.  [more]…

FEATURE: Virtual training faces challenges - and also important rewards

The University of Nairobi learned a lot about the potential for virtual training when it was forced to go online in mid-2020. Lucia Scodanibbio of CDKN interviewed Staline Kibet from the university, and sends this report.   [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]…

FEATURE: How to keep online learners engaged

Lucia Scodanibbio of CDKN interviews Matilda Rizopulos and colleagues at the Wageningen Centre for Development Innovation about best practices in transitioning learning online: with long term lessons for how we can limit carbon emissions. [more]…

NEWS: Join our online edit-a-thon to contribute climate change information to Wikipedia

Sign up to be part of Wiki4Climate, an online climate change edit-a-thon from 24 November to 1 December 2020 and learn how to contribute climate change information to Wikipedia. [more]…

NEWS: Webinar on how to contribute climate change information to Wikipedia

Are you interested in contributing to Wikipedia, but don’t know how? CDKN and Future Climate for Africa (FCFA) are hosting an introductory webinar on how to contribute climate change information to Wikipedia. [more]…

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