A team from the Desert Research Foundation of Namibia, the University of Namibia and Reos Partners were invited to translate climate knowledge into action. Here, they describe how they rose to the challenge - and trained Namibian Parliamentarians on the implications of 1.5 degrees of global warming. [more...]
In the context of an uncertain, contested and complex environment, successfully integrating climate change into economic development is critical. For integration of climate approaches into development to be successful, relevant actors need to come together to create change within the economic systems they form a part of. This implies people working on new problems, in new ways, and in new partnerships. Leaders must be equipped with a new set of abilities and ways of thinking, collaborating across traditional boundaries, experimenting and learning together to build the equitable and sustainable future we want to live in. Capability, whether in people or in their institutions or policies, is a fundamental precondition to achieving this goal in the long term.
CDKN has been capturing and synthesising its programme experience in capability building - and you may explore this in our stories, resources and project descriptions below.
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...]
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...]
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...]
CDKN and Acclimatise has released released this guide to provide the most recent guidance and help to navigate the ever-changing GCF project requirements. [more]…
WORKING PAPER: Working across scales - Learning from seven years of climate compatible development in Asia
A new report by John Colvin and Christina McDonagh for CDKN explores the value of stimulating climate compatible development initiatives at multiple levels of governance - drawing on seven years of work by CDKN in India, Indonesia, Nepal and Pakistan. [more]…
Resources from our partners
The book synthesises the ESPA programme's compelling evidence on ecosystems and wellbeing. It addresses the evolving framings and contexts of ecosystem services for poverty alleviation, reviews the impacts of ongoing drivers of change and presents new ways to achieve sustainable wellbeing, equity, diversity, and resilience.
This ASSAR Spotlight highlights the many ways that ASSAR has strengthened internal and external capacities at multiple levels.