As more and more people live in settlements that are particularly vulnerable to extreme weather, one initiative in Kenya and Tanzania aims to mitigate the danger by working closely with communities. [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.
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: One Planet Fellowship applications now open for the next generation of African climate scientists
The One Planet Fellowship is a $20 million initiative dedicated to supporting research on climate change adaptation. The Fellowship is an academic mentoring scheme which targets the next generation of African climate scientists. Applications close on 31st March 2020. [more...]
CDKN - with Future Climate for Africa - has launched a video on Africa’s first Wikipedia edit-a-thon on climate change held in Cape Town in August this year. [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]…
This flagship book draws from CDKN's experience of supporting climate-compatible development in Asia, Africa, Latin America and the Caribbean and provides practical recommendations on how to achieve low-carbon, climate-resilient development in low income and emerging economies. [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.