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 […]
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.
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.
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.
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.
International and national efforts must go further to support semi-arid regions blighted with the ‘triple whammy’ of climate change impacts, slow growth and high poverty levels.