All articles for the topic: Eastern Africa

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CC&E Nexus Brief: The El Niño Phenomenon and Related Impacts 

This brief focuses on El Niño–Southern Oscillation phenomenon and the 2015/2016 El Niño event in particular, the environmental and societal impacts and effects of which will extend well into 2017.

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Lessons on Climate Services in Africa

A learning event held in February 2016, in Nairobi, shared good practices and key challenges associated with providing climate and weather information services.  

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Vulnerability and Adaptation to Climate Change in the Semi-Arid Regions of East Africa

Home to hundreds of millions of people, the semi-arid regions of Africa and Asia are particularly vulnerable to climate-related impacts and risks. 

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DSTs for health

This article was originally written for the HEALTHY FUTURES Newsletter no.4 (Summer 2013) and has been adapted for this website article.

A major outcome of the HEALTHY FUTURES...

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Healthy Futures

What is HEALTHY FUTURES about?

HEALTHY FUTURES is an international collaborative research project that aims to reduce the future burden of three water-related vector-borne diseases (VBDs) -malaria...

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Mitigation of Climate Change in Agriculture (MICCA)

The Mitigation of Climate Change in Agriculture (MICCA) Programme (UN-FAO) aims to help developing countries transition to climate smart, low carbon emission agriculture.

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Climate Data Management in the Lake Chilwa Basin, Malawi

This study analysed the capacity of 20 weather observation stations in providing reliable and adequate climate data for effective climate change adaptation in the Lake Chilwa Basin, Malawi.

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Lake Chilwa Adaptation Programme

The Lake Chilwa Basin Climate Change Adaptation Programme (LCBCCAP) is a five-year programme whose overall goal is to secure the livelihood of 1.5 million people in the Lake Chilwa Basin and...

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Social Protection: Health

Climate-related diseases are responsible for a large proportion of the global burden of disease. Human health is therefore not surprising predicted to be adversely affected by projected climate...

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Effective use of climate science to improve adaptation in Africa

POLICY BRIEF : Effective use of climate science to improve adaptation in Africa 

Stockholm Environment Institute, May 2008

INTRODUCTION

Adaptation to climate variability is...

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Constructing Sand Dams for Water Capture and Storage

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Drought is the most serious natural hazard facing Eastern Africa in terms of seaverity and frequency of occurrence. The most seriously...

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Climate changes in East Africa

Introduction

The average global surface temperature has warmed 0.8°C in the past century and 0.6°C in the past three decades (Hansen et al., 2006), in large part because of human activities (IPCC...

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Africa Regional Strategy

Introduction

This short overview of climate change issues in Africa was written by Ben Smith and Anna Taylor in 2009 as input to an Environment and Climate Change policy brief to inform the...

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Mainstreaming CC in IWRM

Introduction

The Pangani River Basin drains Mount Kilimanjaro and Mount Meru in northern Tanzania and flows to the Indian Ocean in the township of Pangani in Tanga Region. The River and its...

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African Centre for Technology Studies

The African Center for Technology and Science is a Nairobi-based international intergovernmental science, technology and environmental policy think-tank that generates and disseminates new knowledg

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