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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.
PRISE researchers from Innovations Environnement Développement en Afrique working on ‘Migration, remittances, adaptation and resilience in arid and semi-arid regions of Senegal and Tajikistan’ are lead partners in an international conference on ‘Migration, Development and Governance in West Africa: time for action’.
PRISE at Adaptation Futures 2016: discover how the PRISE consortium will be leading the debate on building economic resilience to climate change in semi-arid regions.
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.
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?
COMMENT: Planning for internal migration: the role of intermediate cities in fighting inequality, poverty and violence in Pakistan
An internal migration policy, and with it, investment in intermediate cities would be viable solutions to manage rising unplanned urbanisation in Pakistan. If supported with education, health, housing and employment opportunities, these cities could also help to reduce rural-urban inequalities.
COMMENT: UNFCCC COP22: Engaging with Pakistan’s private sector is crucial to build climate resilience
The United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) COP22 is in the offing and it is high time the Government of Pakistan learned from its past mistakes and involves the private sector in national level preparations for COP22 in order to set realistic goals and targets.