All pages with keywords: sub-Saharan Africa

Creating useful and usable weather and climate information – insights from Participatory Scenario Planning in Malawi

a working paper by Dorothy Tembo-Nhlema, Katharine Vincent, Rebecka Henriksson Malinga 9 September, 2019

This paper outlines experiences with Participatory Scenario Planning (PSP), which has been used in Malawi as a method to bring together producers and users of weather and climate information to co-produce sector-specific advisories of weather information to make it both useful and usable to the different user groups, including farmers. read more »


The evolving landscape of climate services in sub-Saharan Africa: What roles have NGOs played?

The evolving landscape of climate services in sub-Saharan Africa: What roles have NGOs played?

a research article by Lindsey Jones 3 April, 2019

With recent growth in funding and research on “resilience building”, interest in climate services has risen dramatically. Included in this trend is an increased emphasis on the use of climate … read more »


Business experience of floods and drought-related water and electricity supply disruption in three cities in sub-Saharan Africa during the 2015/2016 El Niño

Business experience of floods and drought-related water and electricity supply disruption in three cities in sub-Saharan Africa during the 2015/2016 El Niño

a research article by Kate Elizabeth Gannon, Declan Conway, Joanna Pardoe, Mukelabai Ndiyoi, Nnyaladzi Batisani, Eric Odada, Daniel Olago, Alfred Opere, Mubita Nyambe, Sinah Kgosietsile, Jessica Omukuti, Christian Siderius 4 December, 2018

The El Niño event in 2015/2016 was one of the strongest since at least 1950. Through surveys and interviews with key informants, we found businesses in the capital cities of … read more »


As Southern Africa faces new urban drought challenges, who is heeding the wake-up call?

a commentary by Kate Elizabeth Gannon, Patrick Curran, Declan Conway 4 December, 2018

The major disruption to urban water and hydroelectricity supplies caused by the conditions accompanying the 2015/16 El Niño in Southern Africa show that governments and businesses need to be more prepared for climatic extremes, argue the authors of this commentary. read more »


Policy coherence for sustainable development in sub-Saharan Africa

Policy coherence for sustainable development in sub-Saharan Africa

a policy publication by Patrick Curran, Andrew J. Dougill, Joanna Pardoe, Katharine Vincent 1 August, 2018

Coherent, cross-sectoral approaches to policy development are essential to meeting the Paris Agreement on climate change and the Sustainable Development Goals. Drawing on research from southern Africa, this brief makes recommendations for improving coherence, which is currently partial to weak across the region. read more »


Soutenir l’adaptation aux changements climatiques des acteurs privés en zones semi-arides dans les pays en développement

Soutenir l’adaptation aux changements climatiques des acteurs privés en zones semi-arides dans les pays en développement

This is the French translation of the PRISE [PRESA] policy brief ‘Supporting private adaptation to climate change in semi-arid lands in developing countries’, published in June 2018. read more »


Enabling private sector adaptation to climate change in sub-Saharan Africa

Enabling private sector adaptation to climate change in sub-Saharan Africa

a research article by Florence Crick, Kate Elizabeth Gannon, Mamadou Diop, Momadou Sow 22 January, 2018

The private sector is increasingly recognized as having important potential to help society adapt and become more resilient to climate change. Yet there is limited research examining how to … read more »


Low water levels in Malawi

Hydropower in Africa: Plans for new dams could increase the risk of disruption to electricity supply

a commentary by Declan Conway 13 December, 2017

New research published in Nature Energy this month finds that plans for new dams could put electricity generation and supply at risk and highlights the importance of considering rainfall patterns when planning the location of new hydropower dams in Africa read more »


Integrated territorial approach to climate change in Senegal: case study of an integrated territorial climate plan for the Dakar region (In French)

Integrated territorial approach to climate change in Senegal: case study of an integrated territorial climate plan for the Dakar region (In French)

a policy publication by Florence Crick 1 June, 2017

One of the biggest challenges the world faces today is climate change. Countries in sub-Saharan Africa remain among the most vulnerable to its negative effects, mainly because the economic activities … read more »


The GLOBE climate legislation study: a review of climate change legislation in 66 countries

The GLOBE climate legislation study: a review of climate change legislation in 66 countries

Note: New and updated 2015 edition available The GLOBE Climate Legislation Study is the most comprehensive audit of climate legislation across 66 countries, together responsible for around 88% of global … read more »