West Africa

Burkina Faso and Senegal

East Africa

Kenya, Tanzania and Ethiopia


Pakistan, Tajikistan and Kyrgyzstan

Latest News from PRISE

NEWS: Challenging the myths around semi-arid lands

Globally, semi-arid lands (SALs) are home to almost one billion people and make major contributions to national economies. In ‘Challenging the myths around semi-arid lands’, we show how semi-arid regions can be drivers of inclusive, climate-resilient economic development.

MEDIA: PRISE researchers in the news

Read the latest opinion pieces by PRISE researchers – on climate finance and water management – in Pakistan’s Express Tribune.

MEDIA: ‘Show me skinny, dying livestock and I will fatten the...

Read recent media coverage of the importance of PRISE research on identifying the potential for economic transformation and diversification of value chains in Kenya’s livestock sector and the role of access to, and ownership of, land in reducing climate vulnerability and enhancing climate-resilient economic development.


As participants from the global adaptation and resilience community gather for the UNFCCC twenty-second session of the Conference of the Parties (COP 22), found out how PRISE researchers will be leading the debate on ways to build climate resilience.

Latest Blogs

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.

COMMENT: Fighting the recurrent threat of floods

Given Pakistan’s continued vulnerability to flooding – and the huge impact it has on agriculture, the economy and the lives of millions of people – which adaptation and mitigation measures should the Federal Government take, and what can Pakistan learn from neighbouring countries?

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.