A new report says there were both advances and setbacks in food security in 2014. Poverty was reduced last year and the number of hungry people declined. However, conflict, climate change and disease disrupted food production and trade.
Kenya’s high-elevation forests are the source for most of the water on which the drought-plagued nation depends. Now, after decades of government-abetted abuse of these regions, a new conservation strategy of working with local communities is showing signs of success.
Beginning in late 2012, a rehabilitated coalition of ex-rebel militia fighters, known as Séléka, reignited conflict in the Central African Republic (CAR) over what it believed was the central government’s failure to abide by the 2007 and 2011 peace agreements.
On the African continent, climate change poses significant risks, i.a. for food and water security. Concurrently, certain regions suffer from high fragility and weak governance. It is thus essential to better understand the linkages between climate change and fragility in Africa. To discuss the topic, adelphi and the European Union Institute for Security Studies (EUISS) organised a side event during the fourth annual conference on Climate Change and Development in Africa under the theme: Africa Can Feed Africa Now:Translating Climate Knowledge into Action held in Marrakech, Morocco on 8-10 October.
In Enough Project Policy Analyst Holly Dranginis’ latest report, Grand Theft Global: Prosecuting the War Crime of Natural Resource Pillage in the Democratic Republic of Congo, Dranginis provides an inside look at why the widespread theft of minerals in Congo has gone on unpunished, and how policy
Many of the world’s biggest economic success stories have happened in places with few or no natural resources.
Developing countries are the most vulnerable to the impacts of climate. Although greatly depending on climate-sensitive natural resources for income and well-being, most developing countries still lack sufficient financial and technical capacities to manage the increasing climate risks.
Experts in Ethiopia, Nepal, Jamaica and Uganda explain how they are preparing for future global warming impacts.
Ask a meeting of 50 climate change specialists what they mean by “resilience” and you’re likely to get 50 different answers.
As he delivers his lecture from the breezy, pink-hued classroom, Robert Rutaro is optimistic about Uganda’s future in oil.