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Social Protection for Sustainable Development: dialogues between Africa and Brazil
World Centre for Sustainable Development / RIO+ Centre 2016
Over the last few decades, Latin American countries have experienced a boom in social protection policies. This increase has been fuelled by the expansion of fiscal space as the result of steady economic growth. While many of these co...
Do Africans still want democracy?
R. Mattes; M. Bratton / Afrobarometer 2016
More than half of all Africans today live in functioning multi-party electoral democracies that are demonstrably freer than the military or one-party regimes that previously dominated the continent. At the same time, the post-1990 gai...
How can we better understand and manage the impacts of droughts
Adaptation at Scale in Semi-Arid Regions 2016
Semi-arid regions of the world are often thought of as being particularly vulnerable to climate change. They are already climatically stressed with high temperatures, low rainfall and long dry seasons. Semi-arid ecosystems are highly ...
Communicating climate change for adaptation: challenges, success and future priorities
C. Lumosi; D. McGahey / Adaptation at Scale in Semi-Arid Regions 2016
Communicating climate change to communities in semi-arid regions remains a difficult task. This information brief helps communicators understand best practice and helps researchers understand where knowledge gaps exist. Key fin...
Gendered vulnerabilities to climate change: insights from the semi-arid regions of Africa and Asia
Adaptation at Scale in Semi-Arid Regions 2016
Vulnerabilities to impacts of climate change are gendered. Still, policy approaches aimed at strengthening local communities’ adaptive capacity largely fail to recognise the gendered nature of everyday realities and experiences. ...
Climate change adaptation practice in semi-arid regions: views and insights by practitioners
M. Rokitzki; D. Morchain / Adaptation at Scale in Semi-Arid Regions 2016
The Research into Use (RiU) element of the research project Adaptation at Scale in Semi-Arid Regions (ASSAR) aims to ensure that ASSAR’s research outputs and findings are taken-up in adaptation practice and policy spheres across ...
Use and communication of climate information to support uptake of adaptation action in the semi-arid regions of Africa and Asia
Adaptation at Scale in Semi-Arid Regions 2016
Africa and Asia are among the continents most vulnerable to the impacts of climate change. This vulnerability is further worsened by the poor state of their socio-economic development and low adaptive capacity. Hence the states within...
Climate change, ecosystem services and adaptation in East Africa’s semi-arid regions: Early diagnostics of critical knowledge gaps for landscape conservation
Adaptation at Scale in Semi-Arid Regions 2016
ASSAR (Adaptation at Scale in Semi-Arid Regions) seeks to deepen understanding of climate vulnerability and adaptation in semi-arid regions, and to help transform current adaptation practice to a mode that achieves proactive, widespre...
Planning for climate change in the semi-arid regions of East Africa
Adaptation at Scale in Semi-Arid Regions 2015
The semi-arid regions of East Africa are among the most food insecure regions in the world. Many people rely on the rains for their crops and livestock. Additionally, communal conflict, and the resulting population displacement, is an...
Panama Papers and the looting of Africa
A. Mosioma 2016
On the 3rd of April 2016 the German Newspaper Sud Deutsche Zeitung in collaboration with the International Consortium of Investigative Journalists (ICIJ) made an unprecedented release of documents from a database of the Panama based o...
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