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South Africa's Drought Preparedness in the Water Sector: Too Little Too Late

"South Africa experiences droughts on a regular basis, often associated with significant negative impacts on society and the economy. Droughts can be forecast, and South African climate scientists have been developing computer-generated models to …

Change Ahead: Experience and Awareness of Climate Change in Africa

Climate change is “the defining development challenge of our time,” and Africa the continent most vulnerable to its consequences, according to the African Union and the United Nations. Farmers in Uganda waiting endlessly for rain, cyclone survivors …

After Idai: Insights from Mozambique for Climate Resilient Coastal Infrastructure

Between March 2019 and January 2021, Beira, the second largest city in Mozambique, was hit by two severe cyclones and a tropical storm, that resulted in massive infrastructure and crop damage as well as human losses. Cyclone Idai, the first to hit t…

Improving Rural Women's Coping Strategies in the Face of Floods and Droughts in Lesotho

Agriculture is vital to the livelihoods of many people in rural areas of Lesotho, where about 66% of the population resides, 85% of whom engage in smallholder farming. However, extreme weather events, including floods and droughts, have caused agric…

Community Survey and Mapping for District Disaster Risk Management

This study was commission by Puntland Ministry of Interior, Federalism and Democratization through the support of UNDP Somalia programme to assess current disaster management system in nine of the UN Joint Programme on Local Governance and Decentral…

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