Knowledge Sharing for Climate Change Adaption

Projects for Theme 'Poverty and vulnerability'

  • Education, children and climate change

    Education, children and climate change

    Created by: admin | 2012-05-11 15:15

    Associated Organization: UNICEF

    Summary:

    Mauritania is one of the poorest countries in the world and its population face a severe lack of health coverage, safe drinking water, sanitation and education. Widespread poverty and underfunded schools have dealt a blow to the educational attainment of poor children, restricting Mauritania's chances for development and achievement of the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs).

    UNICEF's Education for All initiative works with the Government to improve the number of the most deprived children, particularly girls, completing basic education. UNICEF is helping improve the school environment by providing and installing solar systems for rural schools. Solar systems provide light and electricity for schools from a clean and cheap source of energy. This especially helps girls education because they can have longer hours in school.

    UNICEF aims to have solar systems in all 429 UNICEF schools projects and works in partnership with the local communities so they are empowered to lead and sustain the projects. http://bit.ly/JiX0JW


  • Climate change, children and education

    Climate change, children and education

    Created by: admin | 2012-05-11 15:08

    Associated Organization: UNICEF

    Summary:

    Most schools are not equipped with water or sanitation facilities, leading to further dropouts particularly among girls.

    Climate change is exacerbating these problems in education. Due to its location in the middle of two different climatic zones, Madagascar is hit by three or four cyclones in an average year, which damage or destroy thousands of schools and threatens children’s safety. Climate change is making Madagascar more susceptible to cyclones by increasing their frequency and intensity in the region.

    UNICEF is working in Madagascar to rehabilitate and replace schools affected by cyclones with cyclone-resistant structures, while installing child-friendly and gender-friendly sanitation facilities. By equipping these schools with a safe structure, gender-sensitive amenities and safety programmes and bringing schools close to home, more children, and especially girls, will be able to attend school and complete their primary education. Cyclone-proofing schools will ensure the building stays standing and education continues despite the growing impact of climate change.

    Find out how you can help children adapt to climate change.


  • BOMA Project: FIGHTING POVERTY IN AFRICA…AND IT’S WORKING

    BOMA Project: FIGHTING POVERTY IN AFRICA…AND IT’S WORKING

    Created by: admin | 2012-05-11 14:55

    Associated Organization: BOMA, Kenya

    Summary:

    ECONOMIC EMPOWERMENT: BOMA uses innovative microfinance and job-skills training programs to help the pastoral nomads of Northern Kenya to establish sustainable small businesses in their communities. In a region devastated by drought and poverty, women are using the tools of economic self-empowerment to feed their families, educate their children and pay for medical care.

    LOCAL LEADERSHIP: BOMA’s economic empowerment program is led by trained Village Mentors. They are respected local residents with professional experience, such as schoolteachers and shop owners. http://bomaproject.org. Here’s how The BOMA Project works:


  • Meet and Greet meeting in Beta

    Created by: admin | 2012-05-10 13:31

    Associated Organization: AfricaAdapt

    Summary:

    On December 05, 2011 in Burkina Faso a Meet and Greet was conducted alongside with the seminar organized by  Terre et Humanisme, on the theme "Seed autonomy and the preservation of traditional varieties," and aims to:

    1. Introduce AfricaAdapt to the 45 participants from 22 NGOs and associations of 5 countries, and the benefits to join the network.

    2. Have the understanding of participants on GMOs and local seeds, etc.

    The Meet and Greet have finally allowed the network to:

    - Get in touch with the actors that are difficult to access, and get their opinion and stance on the critical issue of GMOs

    - Capitalize the experiences of the seminar by launching a broad consultation, through a forum of discussion on the issue of GMOs.

    - Strengthen the capacity of these target actors, through training workshops organized by themselves.

    Photos from the event are available here http://bit.ly/KMbq5L

     

     


  • Adapting to climate change in coastal Dar es Salaam

    Created by: liana | 2012-04-16 20:14

    Associated Organization: Sapienza University of Rome and ARDHI University

    Summary:

    The aim is to contribute to the implementation of the National Adaptation Programme of Action of the United Republic of Tanzania, focusing mainly on two of its priority sectors for adaptation strategies: human settlements and coastal and marine resources. The action’s specific objectives is to improve the effectiveness of Dar municipalities’ initiatives for supporting coastal peri-urban population in their efforts to adapt to Climate Change.

     


  • The BUVAD Climate Change Issues Awareness Enhancement And Remedial Initiatives Project

    The BUVAD Climate Change Issues Awareness Enhancement And Remedial Initiatives Project

    Created by: buvad | 2012-02-28 21:29

    Associated Organization: Butakoola Village Association for Development (BUVAD)

    Summary:

    BUVAD under the above project intends to construct 20 water harvesting tanks for 20 primary schools using waste plastic PET bottles as bricks. This is intended to enhance community awareness on climate change issues in Kayunga District while at the same time promoting a remedy initiative of clearing away the waste plastic PET bottles that have posed an agricultural hazard a backbone of the Ugandan economy. Also the community will learn to save water for future use whenever the rains come.

    We are looking for partner agencies to support us with US$2,500 per each workshop that would result into a water tank. Hence a total of US$50,000 is needed to conduct 20 workshops and also construct twenty 4000ltr water harvesting tanks simulataneously.


  • AfricaAdapt Online discussion - Local seeds, GM seeds, food security, and climate change

    AfricaAdapt Online discussion - Local seeds, GM seeds, food security, and climate change

    Created by: admin | 2012-02-22 16:22

    Associated Organization: AfricaAdapt

    Summary:

    Climate change and variability is a challenge to Africa’s food security, affecting both the quantity and quality of agricultural production.

     

    Against this background, increasing voices are questioning whether local seeds, the yardstick of farmers' agro economic sovereignty and yet severely affected by the adverse effects of climate change, are still enough to secure food security amongst African households.

     

    Join the discussions online: http://next.dgroups.org/fara-net/africa-adapt/africa-adapt-fr 

     


  • Ecosystem Livelihood Adaptation Network (ELAN) case studies: good practices in Niger, Sudan & Madagascar

    Ecosystem Livelihood Adaptation Network (ELAN) case studies: good practices in Niger, Sudan & Madagascar

    Created by: admin | 2012-02-06 19:27

    Associated Organization: ELAN

    Summary:

    ELAN collects, selects, and disseminates peer-reviewed case studies on good practices in integrating ecosystem and rights-based principles into people-centered adaptation policies, plans and programmes. Unsuccessful projects or “bad” practices are also of interest if they provide good lessons for future applications. Case studies are used for learning, knowledge exchange, and training purposes. Case studies are collected through different channels. http://elanadapt.net/good-practices


  • UNESCO West African Coastal Adaptation Project

    UNESCO West African Coastal Adaptation Project

    Created by: admin | 2012-02-02 09:11

    Associated Organization: UNESCO

    Summary:

    The Intergovernmental Oceanographic Commission (IOC) of the UN Educational Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) has reported on the implementation of a project titled Adaptation to Climate Change in Coastal zones of West Africa (ACCC), which involves Mauritania, Senegal, Gambia, Guinea Bissau and Cape Verde.

    The project involves the development of pilot activities in one selected sites per country targeted at reducing the threat of coastal erosion, while increasing biodiversity and strengthening the adaptive capacities of local communities and ecosystems. The project also aims to mainstream climate change considerations into development plans, such as tourism strategies and coastal urban planning.


  • FAO, EU Fund Climate-Smart Agriculture in Africa (Malawi and Zambia)

    FAO, EU Fund Climate-Smart Agriculture in Africa (Malawi and Zambia)

    Created by: admin | 2012-01-19 14:23

    Associated Organization: FAO

    Summary:

    Food and Agriculture Organization of the UN (FAO) and the European Commission have launched a €5.3 million, three-year project in Malawi, Viet Nam and Zambia to identify challenges and opportunities for climate-smart agriculture and produce strategic plans for each country. Continued.


  • Flood and Land Degradation Risk Management in Togo

    Flood and Land Degradation Risk Management in Togo

    Created by: admin | 2011-12-23 12:54

    Associated Organization: World Bank

    Summary:

    20 December 2011: The World Bank has approved a $16.9 million grant to assist with implementation of the Integrated Disaster and Land Management Project in Togo. The project is funded by several trust funds, including the Least Developed Countries Fund for Adaptation to Climate Change, the Global Environment Facility (GEF), the Global Facility for Disaster Reduction and Recovery, and TerrAfrica.


  • Drinking Water Project in Tunisia

    Drinking Water Project in Tunisia

    Created by: admin | 2011-12-23 12:50

    Associated Organization: AfDB

    Summary:

    16 December 2011: The Government of Tunisia and the African Development Bank (AfDB) have launched a national programme on drinking water access in rural Tunisia. The financing agreement of the programme for 183 million Tunisian dinars (€95 million) was signed in Tunis in October 2011.

    The programme aims at enhancing strategic access to drinking water in rural areas, one of Tunisia's priotities. The programme, which is set to conclude in 2016, is expected to provide access to water to over 350 000 people.


  • GEF-SCCF Project Increases Resilience to Drought and Climate Change in Zimbabwe

    GEF-SCCF Project Increases Resilience to Drought and Climate Change in Zimbabwe

    Created by: admin | 2011-12-23 12:42

    Associated Organization: GEF

    Summary:

    December 2011: In Zimbabwe’s rural District of Chiredzi, the Special Climate Change Fund (SCCF) of the Global Environment facility (GEF) has supported a project to enhance the capacity of farmers to adapt to climate variability and change through the adoption of gender-sensitive approaches.

    The project, which is implemented by the UN Development Programme (UNDP), focuses on improving climate change knowledge base of local populations to facilitate adaptation choices; piloting demonstration of policy oriented adaptation practices; and promoting the use of climate early warning systems.


  • Reducing Vulnerability to Climate Change by Establishing Early Warning and Disaster Preparedness Systems and Support for Integrated Watershed Management in Flood Prone Areas

    Reducing Vulnerability to Climate Change by Establishing Early Warning and Disaster Preparedness Systems and Support for Integrated Watershed Management in Flood Prone Areas

    Created by: admin | 2011-12-23 12:31

    Associated Organization: GEF

    Summary:

    December 2011: The Global Environment Facility (GEF) has reported on a project in Rwanda titled “Reducing Vulnerability to Climate Change by Establishing Early Warning and Disaster Preparedness Systems and Support for Integrated Watershed Management in Flood Prone Areas,” which is financed through its Least Developed Countries Fund (LDCF).  

    Focused on the Gishwati ecosystem in Western Rwanda and the associated Nile-Congo crest watersheds, the project aims to decrease the vulnerability of the people living and deriving their livelihoods from these areas.


  • Herders in drought-stricken northern Kenya get first livestock insurance payments

    Herders in drought-stricken northern Kenya get first livestock insurance payments

    Created by: admin | 2011-10-27 10:30

    Associated Organization: ILRI

    Summary:

    Pastoralists from Marsabit, in Kenya’s remote northern drylands, play a game crafted by ILRI scientists to simulate livestock losses that could occur due to drought, in which the local herding communities are educated about how index-based livestock insurance works.


  • World Resources Report 2010-2011: Decision Making in a Changing Climate

    World Resources Report 2010-2011: Decision Making in a Changing Climate

    Created by: admin | 2011-10-24 06:55

    Associated Organization: UNEP

    Summary: Recent extreme weather events including floods, heat waves, and droughts present a vivid image of the direction the world is heading. As climate change intensifies, more events like these, combined with longer-term changes in the climate's average state - including rising seas, melting glaciers, and shifting precipitation patterns - will have profound impacts on people, ecosystems and infrastructure.


  • WMO Trains West African Farmers on Use of Weather/Climate Information

    WMO Trains West African Farmers on Use of Weather/Climate Information

    Created by: admin | 2011-10-18 10:49

    Associated Organization: WMO

    Summary: The World Meteorological Organization (WMO) has completed a four-year project across 15 West African countries that carried out 146 roving seminars to increase the interactions between national meteorological and hydrological institutes and rural farms.


  • IMPACT Business Award 2011

    IMPACT Business Award 2011

    Created by: anais | 2011-10-13 05:23

    Associated Organization: IMPACT Business Award

    Summary: The IMPACT (Innovative Models Promoting Adaptation and Climate Technologies) Business Award rewards enterprises that apply innovative business solutions in combating Climate Change. The IMPACT Business Award on behalf of the German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ) will make a total of up to five International Awards available in 2011. For more information and application, please visit: www.IMPACT-business-award.de


  • Indigenous Knowledge in Kenya: Treating milk with wood ash and growing tree seedlings with limited w

    Indigenous Knowledge in Kenya: Treating milk with wood ash and growing tree seedlings with limited w

    Created by: admin | 2011-09-12 10:07

    Associated Organization: Forestry Action Network

    Summary: Summary of two indigenous knowledge studies conducted in Kenya and published in 1998: - Milk Treatment Using Selected Tree Species: A case study in Trans-Nzoia District, Kenya by W. Mureithi at Moi University. - A Community’s Initiative to Survive in a Semi-Arid Area: The case of Kikapu, Njoro location, Nakuru, Kenya by E M Njoka and P M Makenzi at Egerton University.


  • Evaluation of the GEF Strategic Priority for Adaptation - july 2011

    Evaluation of the GEF Strategic Priority for Adaptation - july 2011

    Created by: admin | 2011-09-09 05:44

    Associated Organization: GEF

    Summary:

    In November 2008 the Global Environment Facility (GEF) Council asked the GEF Evaluation Office to perform an evaluation of the GEF Strategic Priority for Adaptation (SPA) pilot program. This evaluation was conducted fully and independently by the GEF Evaluation Office with support from the GEF Secre- tariat, GEF Agencies, governments, and civil society organizations.


  • Experiences of Climate Change Adaptation in Africa

    Experiences of Climate Change Adaptation in Africa

    Created by: admin | 2011-09-07 10:37

    Associated Organization: Ecological Society of Eastern Africa (ESEA)

    Summary: 19 case studies on Climate Change Adaptation in Africa.


  • Climate Change TV Video Awards now online

    Climate Change TV Video Awards now online

    Created by: admin | 2011-09-01 10:51

    Associated Organization: Climate Change TV

    Summary: The first Climate Change TV Video Awards (http://www.climate-change.tv/video-award) are now open with videos submitted from people and organizations all over the world.


  • Climate and Development Knowledge Network - Advance Notice Global Research Call

    Climate and Development Knowledge Network - Advance Notice Global Research Call

    Created by: cdknresearch | 2011-08-22 04:48

    Associated Organization: Climate and Development Knowledge Network

    Summary: CDKN is pleased to give you advance notice of a new global research call on climate compatible development to open on Thursday 1st September 2011. The closing date for applications will be 24th October 2011.


  • 2011 Access to Learning Award: Arid Lands Information Network, Eastern Africa

    2011 Access to Learning Award: Arid Lands Information Network, Eastern Africa

    Created by: admin | 2011-08-17 10:15

    Associated Organization: ALIN

    Summary: Providing Access to Knowledge in Africa’s Arid Lands Those living in the remote arid lands of Eastern Africa must do without a lot. They typically have no plumbing or electricity. They go for long stretches without rainfall. And they often don’t have easy access to medical care.


  • Asia-Pacific Climate Change Adaptation Forum 2011

    Asia-Pacific Climate Change Adaptation Forum 2011

    Created by: admin | 2011-08-16 05:03

    Associated Organization: UNEP

    Summary: The Adaptation Forum 2011 will provide a unique opportunity to share frontline findings and innovations, opportunities and challenges in mainstreaming Climate Change adaptation into development.