Capacity Building & Education

AfriCAN Climate, AfricaAdapt Hold Workshop on Agriculture, Climate Change and CSR [viewed]

africanafricaadapt8 May 2013: AfriCAN and AfricaAdapt recently hosted a workshop and technical tour on the topic of 'Agriculture, Climate Change and Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR).' The event featured panels focusing on concrete actions that can help farmers adapt to climate change.

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UNDP Reports on Environment and Sustainable Development Work in 2008-2012 [viewed]

UNDPApril 2013: The UN Development Programme's (UNDP) Environment and Energy Group (EEG) has released a report, titled ‘Towards Transformational Change: UNDP's Work in Environment and Sustainable Development 2008-2012.' The publication features a collection of stories from around the world in four strategic areas: mainstreaming environment and energy; mobilizing environmental finance; promoting adaptation to climate change; and expanding access to environmental and energy services for the poor.

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Conference on Community-Based Adaptation to Climate Change Focuses on Mainstreaming [viewed]

cba72 May 2013: The 7th Conference on Community-Based Adaptation to Climate Change (CBA7) was organized around the theme 'mainstreaming CBA into national and local planning.'

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Many Strong Voices Develops Ecosystem-Based Adaptation Project [viewed]

MsvMay 2013: Many Strong Voices (MSV) is developing a project on ecosystem-based adaptation (EbA) to climate change, which is a priority area for MSV in 2013. The aim of this project is to reduce vulnerability to climate change by supporting an EbA methodology that integrates scientific and local/traditional knowledge.

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East Africa Forum Commits to WASH Advocacy, Commitment Tracking [viewed]

wsscc2 May 2013: The Water Supply and Sanitation Collaborative Council (WSSCC), the Uganda Water and Sanitation NGO Network (UWASNET), WaterAid East Africa, End Water Poverty, Sanitation and Water for All and the African Civil Society Network on Water and Sanitation (ANEW) hosted the first East Africa Civil Society Forum on 'Tracking Progress on Water, Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH) Commitments.' Forum participants committed to advocating for and implementing WASH services to meet international and national commitments.

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World Bank, GEF Foster Sustainable Land and Water Management in Burundi [viewed]

World Bank - GEF30 April 2013: Funded by the Global Environment Facility (GEF), the World Bank has approved a US$4.2 million grant to support the Government of Burundi's efforts in promoting sustainable land and water management in coffee farms, within the pilot Sustainable Coffee Landscape Project.

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CIF Supports Meteorological Services to Increase Mozambique's Climate Resilience [viewed]

world-bank_cif25 April 2013: The World Bank, through the Climate Investment Funds (CIF), has approved a US$15 million grant to help Mozambique strengthen its hydrological and meteorological information services across national, provincial and local communities, with the aim of building a climate-resilient society.

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EC, UNICEF Improve Water and Sanitation Access in Malawi [viewed]

ec-unicef29 April 2013: The European Commission has announced it will support Malawi in reaching water and sanitation-related Millennium Development Goals (MDGs), focusing in particular on vulnerable populations without access to sanitation and water supply.

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SADC, UNESCO Workshop Highlights Transboundary Water Management for Cooperation and Conflict Prevention [viewed]

unesco-sadc9 April 2013: The Southern African Development Community (SADC) Secretariat and the UN Education­al, Scientific and Cultural Or­ganization (UNESCO) co-organized a workshop to "Promote Cooperation and Conflict Prevention in Transboundary Water Resources," which highlighted the importance of cooperation for effective transboundary water resource management, and provided guidance on designing and conducting negotiation processes on transboundary water-related issues.

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EIB Improves Water Security and Sanitation in Seychelles [viewed]

Eib 226 April 2013: The UN Development Programme (UNDP) and World Bank highlighted a case study on financing water and sanitation in Seychelles, funded through debt financing by the European Investment Bank (EIB) and the Agence Française de Développement (AFD), as well as grants from the European Development Fund and the African Water Facility (AWF).

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