West Africa

Burkina Faso and Senegal

East Africa

Kenya, Tanzania and Ethiopia

Asia

Pakistan, Tajikistan and Kyrgyzstan

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‘Leave no one behind’ is a principle central to achieving the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development. As national governments, development partners and Heads of State this week gather at the United Nations High-level Political Forum on Sustainable Development (HLPF) in New York, PRISE is launching this policy briefing, ‘Leaving no one behind’ through enabling climate-resilient economic development in dryland regions’ based on five years’ research by the project.

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Read about PRISE engaging with global decision makers at the the UNFCCC Bonn Climate Change Conference – April 2018.

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PRISE supporting policy influence through its engagement in the Africa Regional Dialogue.

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COMMENT: Pursuing the twin goals of adaptation and development in semi-arid regions

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Around a billion people, including some of the world’s poorest, live in semi-arid lands (SALs). Rainfall is scarce and unreliable in these ‘climate hotspots’ and the frequency and severity of extreme weather events is projected to increase due to climate change. Combined with high-levels of poverty and lack of development, these populations are likely to […]

COMMENT: L’engagement du secteur privé sénégalais dans l’adaptation au changement climatique : Expériences d’IED Afrique dans le cadre du projet PRESA

L’implication du secteur privé, dont notamment les petites et moyennes entreprises (PME), est cruciale pour renforcer la résilience économique au changement climatique dans les régions semi-arides. Dans ce blog, découvrez comment un membre du Consortium PRISE, IED Afrique, a changé son approche pour s’engager avec les acteurs du secteur privé au Sénégal. Des signes prometteurs d’un partenariat renforcé entre les PME et les chercheurs sont aujourd’hui clairement perceptibles.

COMMENT: Private sector engagement in Senegal for adaptation to climate change: the experience of PRISE member IED Afrique

Involving the private sector, including Micro, Small and Medium-Sized Enterprises (SMEs), is crucial to build economic resilience to climate change in semi-arid regions. In this blog, find out how PRISE member IED Afrique changed its approach to engaging with private sector actors in Senegal, and the promising signs of strengthening partnerships between SMEs and researchers that have been the result.

COMMENT: How can women-led Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises in Kenya’s semi-arid lands build resilience to climate change?

Micro, small and medium enterprises run by women in semi-arid areas can be severely affected by climate change, not least in Kenya, where PRISE is working with female entrepreneurs, communities, government and the private sector to empower women to build resilience to climate change. Find out how in this blog.

This work was carried out under the Collaborative Adaptation Research Initiative in Africa and Asia (CARIAA), with financial support from the UK Government's Department for International Development (DfID) and the International Development Research Centre (IDRC), Canada. The views expressed in this work are those of the creators and do not necessarily represent those of DfID and IDRC or its Board of Governors.