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.
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’.
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?
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.
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.
Kashif Salik, PRISE Research Associate, from the Sustainable Development Policy Institute in Islamabad, will join the DECCMA team at the University of Southampton to complete a PhD on climate-induced migration.
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.
Pakistan is no to stranger flooding. PRISE researchers at the Sustainable Development Policy Institute recently travelled to flood-affected, semi-arid regions to assess how economies and communities are coping. Read about what they discovered, and how PRISE research aims to support building economic resilience in these areas.