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

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.

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.