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Synthesis report: FCFA pilot phase

This report provides initial research into the use of long-term (5-40 year) climate information in Malawi, Rwanda, Zambia and the coastal cities of Accra, Ghana and Maputo, Mozambique.

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FCFA Pilot: Ghana

Introduction

As a precursor to the Future Climate for Africa (FCFA) research activities, CDKN, on behalf of DFID commissioned a series of case study activities with the purposes of...

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A Study to Better Understand Cookstove Business Models

This study analysed biomass cookstove business models from Asia and Africa to better understand how to build business cases to reach scale.

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Council for Scientific and Industrial Research, Ghana

The Council for Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR) is the foremost national science and technology institution in Ghana.

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Gender and Climate Change Adaptation in Agrarian Settings

The vast majority of work on gender and climate change adaptation treats gender as a simple either/or binary with men on one side and women on the other. This report, however, shows that...

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Men and women farmers face contrasting realities

The Working Paper How resilient are farming households, communities, men and women to a changing climate in Africa? shows how men and women farmers are facing contrasting realities.

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USAID National Adaptation Plans - A Compendium

Introduction

Climate change is one of the many challenges that developing nations face as they plan for the future. The 2014 Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) reinforces...

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Promoting Local Adaptive Capacity: Experiences from Africa and Asia

Using a local adaptive capacity framework as a starting point, this research paper analyses 7 case studies from across Africa and Asia that represent a range of different interventions.

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Climate Change and Conflict in West African Cities

Executive summary

As discussion continues over the initial findings of the Fifth Assessment Report of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), it is worth recalling one of...

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Strengthening climate resilience in African cities - A framework for working with informality

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What opportunities and challenges does climate compatible development present in the context of rapidly growing cities across the African continent, where two key features are...

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An agenda for risk-informed decision-making

Summary

More frequent and intense climate extremes are expected as the climate changes; this, combined with changing patterns of exposure and vulnerability, is creating new geographic...

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National Economic, Environment and Development Study (NEEDS)

National Economic, Environment and Development Study (NEEDS) for Climate Change Project

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Ghana NEEDS climate project

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National Development Plans and Priorities in the context of Climate Change

Two major principles underpin Ghana’s long-term...

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University of Ghana

The University of Ghana is the oldest and largest of the thirteen Ghanaian public universities. The university is mainly based at Legon, about 12 kilometres northeast of the centre

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Capacity Building for Human Health Vulnerability in Ghana (ACCCA)

Source: DFID

Summary

The global environmental challenges related to climate change, including combating climate-sensitive diseases, are closely interlinked through...

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Participatory gender-sensitive approaches for addressing key climate change-related research issues

The researchers investigated if and how farming practices are being modified to deal with a changing environment, and the constraints and opportunities these changes pose for both men and women.

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West Africa Science Service Center on Climate Change and Adapted Land Use

WASCAL is an initiative of the German government to establish a center of competence on climate change and adapted land use in West Africa (for the time being, the countries involved are: Benin, Bu

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Modified taungya system in Ghana: win–win for forestry and adaptation

Forest reserve in Offinso. Photo courtesy Ghana News Agency (GNA)

Understanding the extent to which existing practices can support adaptation in societies and...

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Ghana Land Management

The lack of adequate land management practices has contributed towards a number of critical problems including a decline in soil quality, a reduction in biomass production, a disruption of...

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Ghana Agriculture

Agricultural land in Ghana is used mainly for production of cereal, cocoa, oil palm, root vegetables, tubers, livestock raising, and irrigated farming in conjunction with shallot farming.

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Ghana Fisheries

A quarter of the Ghanaian population lives in coastal zones and roughly 10% depend on coastal fisheries for their livelihoods. On average, 65% of the animal protein intake of Ghanaians comes...

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Ghana Health

Climate change, in the form of thermal stress, can directly affect cardiovascular and respiratory morbidity and mortality. Indirectly, climate variability can influence food production,...

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Ghana Climate and Poverty

There is a strong relationship between climate and poverty levels. The key findings of the study showed that districts that fall within ecological zones with high temperature and low rainfall...

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Ghana Energy

Ghana’s energy sector has already showed signs of susceptibility to climate change, particularly the effect of highly variable precipitation patterns on hydropower production. At present 67% of...

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