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FEATURE: Kurigram, Bangladesh - Rural women together tackling multiple crises

In Kurigram district of Bangladesh, a women-headed, community-based organisation is training rural women and extending support to deal with Covid-19 and monsoon floods. Md Fahad Hossain reports. This is the 35th story from the Voices from the Frontline series by ICCCAD and CDKN. [more]…

FEATURE: Kabulasoke, Uganda - Harnessing opportunities for youth during the Covid-19 pandemic

In Uganda, young people are acquiring skills and tapping into new opportunities to fight against the global pandemic collectively. Godliver Businge reports. This is the 34th story in the Voices from the Frontline series by ICCCAD and CDKN. [more]…

FEATURE: Potential for electric buses to provide Addis Ababa with multiple benefits

Wondwossen Sintayehu and Charlotte Scott describe how the City of Addis Ababa is considering the use of electric buses in a bid to reduce air pollution overall. Such a development would reduce particulate pollution, which is harmful to local people's health, as well as reduce the greenhouse gas emissions that drive climate change. [more]…

FEATURE: Yogyakarta, Indonesia - Civil society groups forge solidarity for resilience

In Yogyakarta, Indonesia, a non-profit organisation is building COVID-19 resilient neighbourhoods and assisting women's savings groups to fight actively against the global pandemic. Annisa Hadny reports. [more]…

NEWS: Youth climate leaders issue priorities for economic recovery from Covid-19

Youth climate leaders have issued their formal response to the United Nations Secretary General's 'Six climate-positive actions to help rebuild economies from the Covid-19 pandemic.' Priyanka Ukabhai of CDKN reports. [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]…

FEATURE: Johannesburg, South Africa - Waste reclaimers join hands to save the city

In Johannesburg, South Africa, an informal organisation of waste reclaimers is extending knowledge and keeping the city clean during the time of the global pandemic. Their role in society makes a valued contribution to resilience - finds Shahrin Mannan. [more]…

FEATURE: Improving the effectiveness and equity of adaptation finance

Is there scope to improve the effectiveness of adaptation finance? A new paper in the journal World Development reviewed 34 projects and over 200 papers, and built on the collective experience of the 20-strong author team. It found that there is significant scope for adaptation finance to do a better job in reducing climate vulnerability. [more]…

FEATURE: Pune, India - Community leaders form multiple partnerships to tackle COVID-19, build resilience

In Laxmi Nagar, a slum in Pune, India, local community leaders are joining forces with civil society organisations as well as local government to achieve resilience against the global pandemic. Isha Joshi reports. This is the 31st in the series of stories from the Voices from the Frontline initiative by ICCCAD and CDKN. [more]…

OPINION: Iquitos, Peru - Youth as key players in tackling climate change

Today’s youth will bear the brunt of climate change, but they can also potentially take a leading role in tackling it. That’s why it is important to involve young people in climate change actions in their communities – reports CDKN’s Maria Jose Pacha. In Iquitos, Peru, young people are leading the way.  [more]…

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