All articles for the topic: Africa

Katsuaki Terasawa, Yabelo District, Oromia National Regional State, Ethiopia, 2017. Herders move livestock in search of water and pasture. In Oromia, more frequent and severe droughts, amplified by climate change, are reducing water supplies, forcing herders to travel longer distances and contributing to conflict among pastoralists.

Lessons Learned from the Peace Centers for Climate and Social Resilience

Droughts are driving increased conflict between pastoralist groups. This report shares lessons learned from a pilot project in Oromia State, Ethiopia, on this intersection of climate and conflict.

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Farmers meet with extension service representatives in Dororo district, Mozambique.

Impact of Climate Change on Select Value Chains in Mozambique

This report details the likely impact of climate changes on three key crops (soy, pigeon pea and sesame) and analyzes opportunities to manage those risks across the value chain. 

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Council for Scientific and Industrial Research, South Africa

The Council for Scientific and Industrial Research, commonly known as the CSIR, is a world-class African research and development organisation established through an Act of Parliament in 1945.

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Climate Risk and Vulnerability: A Handbook for Southern Africa (2nd Edition)

An updated version of the popular handbook outlining projected climate change, sectoral impacts and responses (adaptation, disaster risk reduction, and accessing climate finance) in southern Africa

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Decentralising climate finance: insights from Kenya and Ethiopia

This paper explores different mechanisms for delivering climate finance at the local level.

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Budgeting for NDC action – Initial lessons from climate-vulnerable countries

This paper examines the evidence of resourcing NDC policies and actions in four sub-Saharan African countries that are known to be vulnerable to the impacts of climate change.

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Barriers, incentives and benefits in the adoption of climate-smart agriculture

Barriers, incentives and benefits in the adoption of climate-smart agriculture. Lessons from the MICCA pilot project in Kenya.

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Framing innovations for climate resilience for farmers in the Sahel

This paper examines innovative approaches that have been adopted in four BRACED projects to build resilience to current and future climate risks.

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Framing innovations for climate resilience for farmers in the Sahel

This paper examines innovative approaches that have been adopted in four BRACED projects to build resilience to current and future climate risks.

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Financial services for resilience: how to assess the impacts?

This report explores the implementation of innovative methodologies to measure the effect of financial services on people's resilience in Niger.

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Food security and climate change assessment: Sudan

This assessment, published jointly by WFP and the UK Met Office, outlines how climate risks impact household food security and livelihoods in Sudan.

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What farmers know about climate information services in Rwanda

This Info Note shares insights into the status and needs for climate information services for agriculture in Rwanda.

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The R4 Resilience Initiative in Senegal

This article explains the integrated, multi-faceted approach of the R4 Rural Resilience Initiative; a ground-breaking approach for improving food security in the poorest communities.

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Impacts of climate change on food security and livelihoods in Karamoja

This study provides information on the existing threats to food security and livelihoods among households in Karamoja, and how climate change will exacerbate the situation

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Southern Egypt farmer

Engaging stakeholders and building ownership for climate adaptation

This report highlights the tools and structures utilised to engage stakeholders and build ownership in the “Building Resilient Food Security Systems to Benefit the Southern Egypt Region” project.

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Farming in Malawi

Identifying climate services needs for national planning: insights from Malawi

This article identifies the opportunities and barriers to the use of climate services for national planning in Malawi.

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The utility of weather and climate information for adaptation decision-making

This paper outlines currently available climate information and presents examples from Africa and India to highlight successes and barriers to the use and uptake of information in decision making.

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Building climate resilience in cities

This CDKN Essential summarises learning from CDKN work in cities in Africa, Asia, and Latin America and the Caribbean in mainstreaming climate compatible development in cities.

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Barriers and opportunities for scientific capacity development on climate change in Africa

This study highlights barriers to and opportunities for robust scientific capacity development systems in diverse African contexts.

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Disasters and national economic resilience

This paper aims to provide an analysis of economic resilience at the national level, presenting broad changes in resilience to climate extremes over a 42 year period.

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Transformative Scenario Planning in Ghana

In this brief we describe the approach undertaken during ASSAR's Transformative Scenario Planning workshops in Wa, Ghana, and provide an overview of the results and future steps.

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Drought and its interactions in East Africa

Research being undertaken by ASSAR's East Africa team is underlining the interconnected nature of environmental and social dynamics in semi-arid regions. Read more about it in this detailed report.

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Ghana TSP videos

These two videos examine Ghana's Transformative Scenario Process (TSP). One introduces the approach while the other looks at the development of four imagined scenarios.

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Publications and Other Resources on Sustainable Mountain Development

This page brings together all the key publications (multiple languages) on Sustainable Mountain Development produced and/or funded by the Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation and partners.

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