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Indigenous Knowledge and Climate Adaptation Policy in Northern Ghana

"The onset of climate change poses a direct challenge to small-scale agricultural production and food security in Ghana. Though this type of farming can be responsive to climatic variations, adaptation policies that promote high-resource solutions...

The Complexities of Climate Change Adaptation in South African Agriculture

"Agriculture is a complex and politically contentious industry in South Africa, given its connection to food security, water, health and land reform, and the historic resource imbalances between black and white farmers. As a large country with man...

Malaria Risk Factors Facing Uganda's Batwa Population

Malaria remains a major public health risk in Uganda, and is especially concerning with increased transmission rates linked to climate change. Indigenous communities like the Batwa in Kanungu district in southwestern Uganda are highly vulnerable t...

African Enfranchisement in Global Climate Change Negotiations

"African states are likely to be severely affected by climate change and have a major stake in the development of a fair, effective and accountable system of climate governance. Historically, delegations from Africa have faced challenges to parti...

Global Problems, African Solutions: African Climate Scientists' Perspectives on Climate Change

"This paper offers a preliminary survey of Africa’s climate scientists’ views on the critical problem of climate change, which has been described as an “out of Africa” problem crying out for “made in Africa” solutions. Based on interviews with the...

Conservation Agriculture: South Africa's New Green Revolution

"As farmers move from conventional to conservation farming, agricultural production becomes more resilient to climate variability, and therefore to at least some aspects of anticipated climate change. The components comprising Conservation Agric...

Stealth Environmental Influences on Economic Migration in Egypt

"Policy makers and academics often pay little attention to environmental drivers of migration in Egypt. This paper demonstrates that environmental factors are often the hidden cause of the migration of Egyptians from one region to another. The ...

Climate Change in Africa: Adaptation, Mitigation and Governance Challenges

"The hardest hit region has benefited least from the international climate change regime because previous and current global climate change agreements have had little relevance to Africa. The next climate change negotiations will take place in Co...

Africa's Climate Change Reality: The African Initiative Congress on Climate Change

"The African continent is expected to bear a much heavier burden than the industrialized world as its people strive to cope with climate change and its far-reaching impacts on food security, health, energy, migration and conflict. Africa’s vulnera...

Africa's Stance on COP 16: A United Front and a Dose of Pessimism

"African countries will be presenting a united front at the COP 16 negotiations in Cancun, Mexico. Key negotiating points will focus on making progress in a few main areas, including technology transfer, capacity building for adaptation, and secu...

Life at the Crossroads: How Climate Change Threatens the Existence of the Maasai

"Climate change is exacerbating poverty among the Maasai of Kenya and adversely affecting their livelihoods. Climate change induced droughts and floods have resulted in increased competition for scarce resources, loss of herds and forced migration...

Global Warming and Health: The Issue of Malaria in Eastern Africa’s Highlands

"Discussion on various aspects of global warming has been intense but disjointed. This paper synthesizes the discussion that deals with the nature of and relationship between global warming and malaria. It draws on empirical materials in the East...

Hits and Misses in Mozambiques's Climate Change Action Plans

"The creation of Mozambique’s National Adaptation Programme of Action (NAPA) embraced a bottom-up process lauded for its inclusiveness. For most Africa countries, the NAPA process has resulted in contextually relevant plans that are plagued by sl...

From Technology Transfer to Technology Absorption: Addressing Climate Technology Gaps in Africa

Despite many years of technology transfer to Africa under various mechanisms and programs of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC), Africa remains the continent with the lowest level of technology required for climate ...

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