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Africa: wPOWER: Promoting Women’s Critical Role in Clean Energy Solutions to Climate Change


Fact Sheet Office of the Spokesperson Washington, DC November 19, 2013 In honor of “Gender Day” at the annual United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change Conference of the Parties (COP-19), the United States is highlighting its actions to harness the potential of women and women’s networks to increase the use of clean energy technologies, which in turn helps reduce ...

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African soil diversity mapped for the first time

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By Bernard Appiah – SciDev.Net A team of international experts has drawn up the Soil Atlas of Africa — the first such book mapping this key natural resource — to help farmers, land managers and policymakers understand the diversity and importance of soil and the need to manage it through sustainable use. They say that despite soil’s importance, most people ...

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Developing countries to share community-based adaptation experience

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By T.V. Padma – SciDev.Net Countries in Asia and Africa have formed an open and informal ‘government group network’ to help mainstream community-based adaptation (CBA) to climate change and share knowledge and evidence gathered from projects. The formation of the network was announced at the seventh international conference on CBA, which was opened in Dhaka last week (22 April) by ...

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Data dearth impeding fight against desertification

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By Jan Piotrowski – SciDev.Net   The lack of location-specific scientific data on the degradation of land, and the dearth of networks through which to share such data where it does exist, are hampering the fight against desertification, a conference has heard. The absence of such data means that the global models that map land degradation and are used in ...

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Africa Fights Climate Change

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The African Development Bank is hosting the fourth meeting of the Board of Program Directors of the Climate for Development in Africa Initiative. –    AfDB hosts a high-level meeting –    Clim-Dev becomes operational in 2013 –    Post 2015 perspectives The African Development Bank (AfDB) ( is hosting the fourth meeting of the Board of Program Directors of the Climate for Development in Africa ...

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AfDB Cites African Countries’ Integrated Climate Resilience Solutions in the Water Sector in CIF Global 2012 Annual Report

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The African Development Bank (AfDB) ( has laid out solutions some African countries are about to apply, with help from the AfDB and the Climate Investment Funds (CIF), to respond to complex problems that climate change is creating on their combined sectors of water, food and energy. The article, part of the Climate Investment Funds (CIF’s) newly released 2012 Annual ...

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Zimbabwe’s climate change policies need an urban focus

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In spite of the political and financial turmoil that Zimbabwe faces, the country seems to be on the right track in adopting strategies to address the effects of climate change. But these strategies tend to have a strong rural bias, overlooking the fact that almost half of the country now lives in urban areas, according to a joint review of ...

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Building support for locally relevant climate tech

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Climate Innovation Centers can promote clean technologies but need backing with a coordinated effort, says policy specialist Ambuj Sagar. Technologies that reduce greenhouse gas emissions and help people to adapt to climate change will be a key part of how developing countries respond to the climate challenge. But the relatively limited capabilities of these countries mean using such technologies remains ...

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Ministerial conference adopts integrated African strategy for meteorology


An integrated African strategy for meteorology to meet challenges such as climate change and extreme weather hazards has been adopted by a ministerial-level conference in Zimbabwe. The Second Session of the African Ministerial Conference on Meteorology 12-15 October 2012 also focused on how to improve weather and climate services for sustainable development, particularly for priority sectors such as agriculture, water, ...

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Media Alert: Climate Change and Food Security in Africa


Journalists are Invited to Cover the High Level Science Policy Session, live via webcast on Tursday 25th October 2012 The CGIAR research program on Climate change, Agriculture and Food security (CCAFS) Program in West Africa ( is inviting you to a High level Science – Policy Session to discuss needed changes in Agriculture with Ministries, Farmers organizations, Scientists and NGOS. ...

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