Africa

Communicating Climate Change: A Practitioner’s Guide

Climate & Development Knowledge Network’s (CDKN) guide to communicating climate change offers tips for practitioners to effectively communicate climate change and climate change adaptation and mitigation solutions, with a focus on convincing people of the need for immediate action.  The guide’s geographic focus is on climate communications in the Global South and draws from CDKN’s […]

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Indigenous Knowledge for Disaster Risk Reduction: An African perspective

This paper presents a literature review which highlights the need for more interest to be shown in indigenous knowledge on disaster risk reduction (DRR), especially in the developing country context. The aim is to lead to better strategies which originate from the community level but would aim for overall sustainable development in Africa. This publication’s

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Water Security and Climate Resilient Development – Strategic Framework

This Framework provides an approach for the development of ‘no/low regrets’ investments and financing strategies, as a starting point for embarking on climate resilient development in Africa. No/low regrets investments have the key characteristic of delivering benefits under any future climate scenario and building confidence in the long term sustainability of development activities. Fast-tracking these

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Water for African Cities Programme Documentary

Water for African Cities Programme facilitates the adoption of measures to ensure access to environmentally sound water and sanitation service provision to the un-served, as well as improved access for underserved populations of the target cities. Through demonstration projects and capacity building interventions carried out in collaboration with national partners, regional and international financial institutions,

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Harnessing Urbanization to End Poverty and Boost Prosperity in Africa- World Bank

Urbanization is the single most important transformation that the African continent will undergo this century. More than half of Africa’s population will live in its cities by 2040.  Well-managed urbanization has the potential to propel growth, enable job creation and end poverty. There is global evidence that there are strong correlations between urbanization, economic growth and poverty reduction

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Humanitarian Trends in Southern Africa: Challenges and Opportunities

Contrary to perceptions that southern Africa has a homogeneous and ‘low-risk’ profile, research results indicate a region exposed to a range of environmental and social pressures. Excluding the protracted humanitarian situations in Angola and Zimbabwe, 47 international humanitarian emergencies were identified between 2000 and 2012. The research shows that 37 of these were associated with an

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Analysis of VCAs for eight urban communities in Africa

Between late 2013 and early 2014 the IFRC supported several African National Societies to conduct Vulnerability and Capacity Assessments (VCA) in urban communities: Yaounde VI Subdivision, Yaounde, Cameroon Arada Sub-city (Woreda 4 and Woreda 5), Addis Ababa, Ethiopia Tomber Mort and Akekoi, Abidjan, Ivory Coast Lunga Lunga Informal Settlements, Nairobi, Kenya Commune de Guinaw Rails Nord,

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Analysis of Red Cross/Red Crescent Vulnerability and Capacity Assessments for African Cities

Between late 2013 and early 2014 the IFRC supported several African National Societies to conduct Vulnerability and Capacity Assessments (VCA) in urban communities. VCA reports were prepared for: Yaounde VI Subdivision, Yaounde, Cameroon,  Arada Sub-city (Woreda 4 and Woreda 5), Addis Ababa, Ethiopia Tomber Mort and Akekoi, Abidjan, Ivory Coast Lunga Lunga Informal Settlements, Nairobi,

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