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.

EVENT: PRISE at Pan-African conference on Migration, Governance and Development in West Africa

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’.

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.

Documentary: Climate change and the cotton sector in Pakistan

How can the supply chain in Pakistan’s cotton-growing and manufacturing sectors be made more resilient to climate change impacts? This documentary examines the issues economic decision makers, policy makers, manufacturers and farmers face as they work with PRISE to build economic resilience to climate change.

COMMENT: Cities and country, or cities versus country? Urban-rural water allocations in semi-arid lands – the case of Burkina Faso

Cities, with substantial residential populations, expect to receive priority access to water over communities in rural areas. In semi-arid regions – which face climate variability and increasing pressure on water resources, what are the practical steps that key policy and decision makers should take to ensure an allocation of water resources between urban and rural areas that helps improve lives and livelihoods in both cities and country? This blog examines the issues in the context of Burkina Faso.