Knowledge Sharing for Climate Change Adaption

Projects for Theme 'Gender'

  • Understanding ‘bankability’ and unlocking climate finance for climate compatible development

    Created by: annahickman1 | 2017-06-27 11:24

    Associated Organization: Climate and Development Knowledge Network (CDKN)

    Summary:

    This working paper focuses on understanding the concept of ‘bankability’ in support of the development of quality ‘bankable’ project proposals – to assist countries’ access to international climate finance.

     


  • Poisoned chickens crack clean energy glass ceiling in Kenya

    Poisoned chickens crack clean energy glass ceiling in Kenya

    Created by: admin | 2015-01-20 14:17

    Associated Organization: Thomson Reuters Foundation

    Summary:

    Waithera, a poultry farmer, began looking for ways to keep her birds alive through the cold nights. Charcoal fires, her first choice, resulted in too many birds dying of carbon monoxide poisoning in their closed coop.

    So, on the advice of other farmers, she turned to briquettes made of compressed waste materials from sugar and molasses production. The long-burning briquettes worked - even relieving her of the middle-of-the-night drudgery of trudging to the chicken house to stock up the charcoal fire.


  • The IPCC’s Fifth Assessment Report: What’s in it for Africa?

    The IPCC’s Fifth Assessment Report: What’s in it for Africa?

    Created by: admin | 2014-07-30 14:29

    Associated Organization: CDKN

    Summary:

    The intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) has produced the most comprehensive assessment of climate change ever. The Fifth Assessment Report (htpp://www.ipcc.ch), which IPCC is releasing in four parts between September 2013 and November 2014, is the work of 830 expert authors, from 85 countries. Its first three vomumes already strech to 5,000+ pages.

    The assessment reviews the scientific evidence on the trends and causes of climate change, the risks to human and natural systems, and options for adaptation and mitigation. The IPCC aims to be – in its own words – “policy relevant but not policy prescriptive”. Its findings further our understanding of humankind’s interaction with our environment: how we are affecting the global climate and what we can do about it.

     

    Now the Climate and Development Knowledge Network (www.cdkn.org) and Overseas Development Institute (www.odi.org.uk) have released a succinct guide to the assessment for decision-makers in Africa.

     

    The IPCC’s Fifth Assessment Report: What’s in it for Africa?  distils the richest material on climate impacts and trends in Africa, and African experiences in adaptation and mitigation, from the thousands of pages of the Fifth Assessment Report. The expert research team has worked under the guidance of IPCC Coordinating Lead Authors and Reviewers to ensure fidelity to the original material.

     

    The IPCC’s Fifth Assessment Report: What’s in it for Africa? aims to make the IPCC’s important material more accessible and usable to African audiences. This guide responds to wide demand for region-specific information.

     

    The guide is part of a suite of materials to promote the key findings of the IPCC’s Fifth Assessment Report. Forthcoming companion volumes will provide a digest of IPCC findings for: South Asia; Latin America; and Small Island Developing States. Please visit www.cdkn.org/ar5-toolkit from 16 July 2014, to access a range of resources, including free-to-use images and infographics.

     

    The IPCC’s Fifth Assessment Report offers the following key messages for Africa:

    ·        Africa’s climate is already changing and the impacts are already being felt

    ·        Further climate change is inevitable in the coming decades

    ·        Climate change poses challenges to growth and development in Africa

    ·        Adaptation will bring immediate benefits and reduce the impacts of climate change in Africa

    ·        Adaptation is fundamentally about risk management

    ·        Adaptation experience in Africa is growing

    ·        Some low-carbon development options may be less costly in the long run and could offer new economic opportunities for Africa

    ·        Africa stands to benefit from integrated climate adaptation, mitigation and development approaches

    ·        International cooperation is vital to avert dangerous climate change and African governments can promote ambitious global action. 

     

     


  • GIZC - Communautés des Pratiques/Community of Practice

    GIZC - Communautés des Pratiques/Community of Practice

    Created by: ENDA-Energy | 2014-04-08 14:13

    Associated Organization: ENDA Energy, DEEC, EU

    Summary:

    Enda Energie - Environnement - Développement organise avec le financement de l¹Union Européenne et l'appui de Direction de l¹Environnement et des Etablissement classées (DEEC), la caravane de lancement du projet Gestion Intégrée des Zones Côtières (GIZC), le samedi 18 janvier 2014 à partir de 9H30 simultanément dans les quatre zones suivantes: MBOUR - JOAL - SAINT LOUIS- MALIKA


    Le projet de Gestion Intégrée préconise une approche intégrative et multidisciplinaire, dans un contexte de changement climatique et d¹aménagement du territoire.


    Il vise également le renforcement de capacités et le développement de mécanismes de plaidoyer pour accompagner la mise en place du processus de GIZC dans les quatre zones ciblées.



  • Volunteer Uganda

    Volunteer Uganda

    Created by: beaconyouths | 2013-11-18 17:16

    Associated Organization: Beacon of Hope Uganda

    Summary:

    Beacon of Hope Uganda designs and conducts programs which contribute to the welfare and social productivity of disadvantaged individuals and communities with an emphasis on children and youth. BoHU addresses some of the most pervasive problems in rural Uganda, including HIV/AIDS, malaria, hunger, education, poverty, access to clean drinking water, and orphaned children. In addition, it focusses on empowering the youth of Uganda empowering them with different skills and leadership training.

    BoHU is founded on the principles that our shared values and commonalities as human beings are more important than our individual differences. We therefore operate on a non-political, non-denominational, and non-sectarian basis, welcoming all world citizens to contribute to our work and every Ugandan in need.

    BoHU reaches out to the furthest and most abandoned communities in the rural areas of Uganda including its islands. Amongst these are the Bevuma islands which are hard to reach and under –  served by the government and Ugandan NGO’s. Through educating Ugandans on diseases awareness & prevention, and fostering the creation of self sustaining projects run by the local community, BoHU aims to achieve its mission.

    A number of short term and long term goals have been established so far and now we are in position to attract volunteers for short-term (7 days to 2 months) and long-term volunteers (3 months to 6 months).

    Mission: Helping people to help themselves out of poverty and create (financial) independence amongst our beneficiaries through effective community education and the development of projects, creating a self-supporting, self-sustaining community in a rapidly changing world.

    Vision: Providing resources  to achieve sustainable development in under-resourced areas and for BoHU to become a self-sustaining non-government organization in its efforts in Uganda.

    BoHU is a movement dedicated to supporting quality sustainable development in targeted under-resourced communities, with programs in Uganda.

    We are committed to helping individuals fulfill their potential and play meaningful roles in shaping their communities.

    The focus of our programs is on providing resources for sustainable development in under-resourced communities. In order to uplift the youngest of our society however, it is often necessary to first assist adults and overall communities in which they live. Past and/or ongoing projects conducted in the general community include feeding the destitute, outreach, counseling, and assistance to people living with HIV/AIDS and other illnesses which affect their health, life expectancy as well as their social and economical position in society and counseling. Other programs BoHu runs are focusing on giving immediate assistance to individuals who have been raped or defiled and the building of village wells, schools and establishment of health centers. Furthermore BoHu offers assistance with women’s craft groups, and ongoing assistance with an organic community garden and youth skills training enhancing their development, social and economical opportunities.


  • ESMAP Assists Tanzania’s Rural Energy Agency in Gender Strategy Development and Rollout

    ESMAP Assists Tanzania’s Rural Energy Agency in Gender Strategy Development and Rollout

    Created by: admin | 2013-11-08 14:54

    Associated Organization: ESMAP

    Summary:

    The Energy Sector Management Assistance Program (ESMAP) of the World Bank has helped Tanzania's Rural Energy Agency (REA) in developing its gender strategy and accompanying indicators, checklists and guidelines for integration of gender into its activities.

    Less than 15 percent of Tanzania has access to modern energy services. The REA was set up in 2007 to assist in bringing energy to Tanzania's rural populations, but has lacked a systematic approach and understanding of the particular energy use and access needs of women and men, and how energy programmes might impact them differently.


  • Programme of Research on Climate Change Vulnerability, Impacts and Adaptation (PROVIA)

    Programme of Research on Climate Change Vulnerability, Impacts and Adaptation (PROVIA)

    Created by: admin | 2013-09-10 19:06

    Associated Organization: UNEP, WMO, UNESCO

    Summary:

    The Programme of Research on Climate Change Vulnerability, Impacts and Adaptation (PROVIA) has released a report titled 'Research Priorities on Vulnerability, Impacts and Adaptation: Responding to the Climate Change Challenge,' which presents global research priorities that were identified through a consultation process with experts and policymakers, and are intended to serve as guidance to researchers, donor groups and other stakeholders.


  • Adapting to Climate Change in China (ACCC)

    Adapting to Climate Change in China (ACCC)

    Created by: CharlotteKing | 2013-07-04 15:14

    Associated Organization: Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation (Switzerland); National Development and Reform Council (China); the INTASAVE-CARIBSAVE Group (Global)

    Summary:

    The overarching aim of Phase 1 of the China and South-South Scoping Assessment for Learning and Development initiative is to identify key opportunities and avenues for South-South learning and climate compatible development and how to best channel resources to share China's and developing countries' experiences of integrating climate adaptation into the development process. This project is being implemented in ten (10) countries across three regions including Africa (Angola, Ethiopia, Kenya, South Africa, Rwanda); Asia (Bangladesh, Nepal, Indonesia) and the Caribbean (Grenada, Jamaica). Final outputs from Phase 1, including the Full Report and Country Reports follow details on the project below.

    Read more at www.ccadaptation.org.cn

     

     

     

     

     


  • WWF Africa Adaptation Initiative

    Created by: shimwepya1 | 2013-06-17 10:32

    Associated Organization: WWF Eastern and Southern Africa Programme Office (ESARPO)

    Summary:

     

    The WWF Africa Adaptation Initiative (AAI) focuses on building capacity for integrating adaptation within conservation work in countries where WWF oeprates in Africa. At the moment, the Initiative is covers six countries under the Eastern and southern Africa Programme Office (ESARPO), namely; Kenya, Mozambiaque, Tanzania, Uganda, Zambia and Zimbabwe as well as the Madagascar and West Indian Ocean Programme Office (MWIOPO) in Madagascar.

    The approach taken is that oif building capacity amonf staff through training and technical support as well as the promotion of adaptation planning and implementation, within on-going conservation projects.


  • AfriCAN Climate, AfricaAdapt Hold Workshop on Agriculture, Climate Change and CSR (25-27 April 013), Dakar

    AfriCAN Climate, AfricaAdapt Hold Workshop on Agriculture, Climate Change and CSR (25-27 April 013), Dakar

    Created by: admin | 2013-05-11 23:44

    Associated Organization: ENDA

    Summary:

    The debate on Climate Change and Agriculture is crucial with regards to Africa's development and to the prosperity of its people. In fact, the continent is particularly vulnerable to Climate Change given the levels of poverty that characterize it.

    Climate Change in Africa materializes itself particularly through prolonged periods of drought, which seriously affect the agricultural sector. Consequently, this results in the degradation of soil quality, higher temperatures, desert encroachment, frequent sandstorms, declining water resources, falling yields in agricultural productivity, proliferation of insects, threats to food security and increased poverty on the continent.


  • CARIAA/IRCAAA: Call for Concept Notes/Appel à notes conceptuelles

    CARIAA/IRCAAA: Call for Concept Notes/Appel à notes conceptuelles

    Created by: admin | 2013-02-20 17:24

    Associated Organization: IDRC, DFID

    Summary:

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    CARIAA is a seven-year research program launched in 2012 and jointly funded by the UK’s Department for International Development (DFID) and Canada’s International Development Research Centre (IDRC).

     

    CARIAA supports collaborative, interdisciplinary research in three climate change hot spots in Africa and Asia: deltas, river basins affected by glacial and snowpack melt, and semi-arid regions. Visit our website for more about our approach.


  • Overcoming local vulnerability: AAP pilot projects in Niger chart a path to resilience

    Overcoming local vulnerability: AAP pilot projects in Niger chart a path to resilience

    Created by: admin | 2012-10-24 16:04

    Associated Organization: UNDP/AAP

    Summary:

    Niger ranks among the countries most vulnerable to climate change. People here have already noticed a shortening of the rainy season and higher average temperatures. These changes are resulting in smaller yields in the most widely cultivated and consumed crops. Read more http://bit.ly/TzrxaH


  • GENDER and COMMUNITY PARTICIPATION IN AGRIC TRADE FOR ECONOMIC CHANGE

    Created by: aidfortradelogistics | 2012-08-31 10:45

    Associated Organization: AID FOR TRADE LOGISTICS

    Summary:

    The research proposal is addressed to stakeholders and donors on how the gender and communities are important to participate in macroeconomics activities, more emphasis being given to agricultural trade which contribute to the revenue and bring a change to the economy, there is no emphasis on agricultural trade and this has been left behind, this paper will show them how they are needed in agricultural participatory and production program that link to other different activities.

     

    This research is being written to encourage gender and communities as a whole with no specification of particular area but addressed to Tanzania which is identified with a huge uncultivated fertile soil, the community and gender should understand their role and reason of participation of which the outcome will result in poverty alleviation, market access and contribute to government revenue.

    There will be a happier Tanzania with a change in GDP as years goes on due to awareness of both participating in the program, the analysis shows that the GDP per capita is not growing so fast because gender and communities are not participating fully in different agricultural trade (cultivating and producing) anticipating that particular group or gender have to do it while everyone should take part.

     

    Studies in this paper shows the performance in agricultural trade and participation of gender and community in the activity and their contribution to economy of  the country, this study has got basic recommendations that provide the way forward and why the gender and community should be fully involved in agricultural trade no matter who they are and where they come from because even an urbanite can decide to move to remote area and be a farmer depending on what he/she is featuring on.

     

    Guidelines provided in this research are much more important, it contain the structure, evolution and future expectation if gender and community participate fully in the agricultural trade for economic change, this include stake holders and government which can help/ contribute to their full participation and potential direction, it also assure that worry not about the startup.


  • 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


  • 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:


  • Review of Adaptation Action

    Created by: AdaptationPartnership | 2012-03-20 19:58

    Associated Organization: Adaptation Partnership / IISD

    Summary:

    As part of our effort to catalyze effective adaptation action, the Adaptation Partnership commissioned a review of planned and existing adaptation activities in 12 sub-regions across Asia and the Pacific, Africa, and Latin America and the Caribbean. These reviews provide an inventory of regional and country-level adaptation activities and a summary of key adaptation priorities, based on documents like the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change's National Adaptation Programs of Action and National Communications.  They also identify gaps and opportunities for scaling up and enhancing collaboration.


  • 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.


  • 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.


  • 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.


  • 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.


  • 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.