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NIE Workshop Participants

What are the common obstacles that African National/ Multilateral/ and Regional Implementing Entities face during the Adaptation Fund Board accreditation process and during the execution of projects?

Newest Publication

Perspective #2, 2014: Africa, Greening the Continent: Reflections on Low Carbon Development Pathways

This edition of the Perspective brings with it a wealth of facts on renewable energy, green economies, climate change and reflects on the challenges different African nations and entities are faced with, in their quest for a self-sufficient and sustainable green society. It is a rich compilation of expert commentaries and contributions coming from different parts of Africa, telling African stories.

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Gender

Participants at Kisumu Gender Forum

Majority of Kisumu County's population lives in the grip of a patriarchal structure where gender roles are ascribed. The County’s policy and development blueprints as well as County budget make useful references to gauge the prioritization and analysis of gendered needs of the Couny residents.

According to this report, systematic discrimination against women drives patterns of inequality and poverty.  It argues that  the G20 cannot achieve inclusive growth with gender-blind policies. Therefore, the G20 must reassess its entire agenda and, among other things, promote women's rights in employment, social protection, and fiscal policy.

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Environment

Illustrations by Ines Meier

From the extraction of tar sands in North America to large-scale land purchases in Africa and from China’s investment in the Mekong region to mining and soya production in Latin America – the global resources bonanza is a fact. But all this use of natural resources doesn’t respect the ecological limits of our world and it doesn’t result in a fair distribution of the profits.

Mr. Farayi Madziwa, CGA Programme Manager

Media has the responsibility to inform people about the effects of climate change, however, these issues are often complex and technical. Journalists therefore need the right knowledge and training to have power, reach and integrity in their reporting.

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Democracy

Lions of Science: The competition is on!

The second Lions of Science Award is coming up in October. Kenyan students are invited to send their applications now to become part of a large network of creative minds and benefit from international partnerships.

Sauti Mtaani Poster in Korogocho Ward

Youth in Nairobi’s informal settlements are using e-platforms to engage Members of County Assembly in solving issues in their wards.

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International Dialogue

Africa Rising? Think Again
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Looking at the development of GDP in African countries, the continent is currently on a flight of fancy. But there are good reasons to question the mantra of the rise of Africa critically.

In the Horn and East African region many conflicts arise over natural resources at community and even national level. Find here the Essay of the East and Horn of African Delegates.

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