All articles for the topic: sub-Saharan Africa

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Selecting ecosystem service models for decision-making

This guide by the Ecosystem Services for Poverty Alleviation (ESPA) programme helps readers to assess how ecosystem service models could support policy-making in their countries.

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What roles could private actors play in agricultural adaptation in sub-Saharan Africa?

This study examines proposals for 197 projects to determine the diversity of agricultural adaptation options available and to what extent private actors are involved with them in sub-Saharan Africa

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VRC Case Study

This chapter summarizes the structure and utility of Vulnerability Reduction Credits and shows how VRCs are created and integrated into adaptations to heterogeneous climate risks. 

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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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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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Emerging Evidence on Climate Change and Health in Africa

This report presents evidence on the effects of climate change on the health sector in Africa, including threats to health and development investments, and opportunities to achieve health targets.

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Key reports for the CC&E Network 2014-2016

These publications provide insights and learning on key topics in climate change mitigation, adaptation and sustainable development, and highlight areas for future research and policy development.

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Adaptation Learning Programme

The Adaptation Learning Programme for Africa increases the capacity of vulnerable households in sub-Saharan Africa to adapt to increasing and uncertain climate change and climate variability.

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Nigerian Women Agro Allied Farmers Association

Niwaafa (Nigerian Women Agro Allied Farmers Association) is a non-governmental, rural based national association of women farmers.

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University of Ibadan

Established some 67 years ago, the University of Ibadan (UI) is the first University in Nigeria.

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The Experience of Nomads in Blue Nile Area

This case study describes how Nomads in Sudan have adapted to climate change and regional insecurity by forming collaborative agreements with farmers that benefit both parties.

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Volta Basin Authority

The Volta Basin Authority (VBA) is an agreement between Benin, Burkina Faso, Cote d’Ivoire, Ghana, Mali and Togo to promote and reinforce co-operation among them in the management and development o

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American University School of International Service

American University’s School of International Service (SIS) produces cutting edge research and prepares the ne

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Climate Change Workshops for Young People [Cameroon]

A capacity building project to empower young people with knowledge and skills needed to tackle climate and environmentally related issues in their schools, families and the community at large.

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Using climate information to achieve long-term development objectives

This policy brief describes a ‘co-exploration’ approach to identifying climate change adaptation needs in Accra, Ghana, and Maputo, Mozambique.

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Mali Folkecenter

Mali-Folkecenter's mission is to promote the sustainable management of natural resources and the use of these resources to catalyse local economic growth & sustainable development by working in

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Secrétariat Permanent du Conseil National pour l Environnement et le Développement Durable

Le COnseil National pour l’Environnement et le Développement Durable (CONEDD) est une structure de mission placée sous la tutelle technique du Ministère de l’Environnement et du Cadre de Vie.

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Agence Nationale de Gestion des Stations d Epuration du Mali (ANGESEM)

L'Agence nationale pour la gestion des stations de traitement est l'un des 6 agences / directions d'exploitation au sein du Ministère de l'Environnement 

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Monitoring for enhanced climate change adaptation in the Sahel

Describes an approach to climate change adaptation and outlines how ongoing community measurements of threates to water resources is used to enhance adaptation effectiveness in 3 Sahelian countries.

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International Crops Research Institute for the Semi-Arid Tropics

The International Crops Research Institute for the Semi-Arid Tropics (ICRISAT) is a non-profit, non-political organization that conducts agricu

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Barriers for long-term climate information use in decision-making

Recent paper by the CGIAR Research Program on Climate Change, Agriculture and Food Security (CCAFS) identifies barriers and enablers to use longer term climate information in development plans.

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Adaptation measures for especially maize are urgently needed in Africa to curb future negative climate impacts.

Climate impacts on crops

A new Working Paper by the CGIAR Research Program on Climate Change, Agriculture and Food Security (CCAFS) provides climate projections for crops in Africa.

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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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Evidence of Impact: Climate-smart agriculture in Africa

Africa’s climate is changing. Across the continent rainfall patterns are set to alter. In many areas droughts will become more frequent, more intense, and last longer. 

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