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Call for nominations for the AfriCAN Climate Awards

 

The University of the Witwatersrand (South Africa) in partnership with the AfriCAN Climate consortium is pleased to announce the call for nominations for the third edition of the AfriCAN Climate Awards.

This award is themed on research and focuses on African female scientists working in the field of climate change adaptation and/or mitigation. Nominations shall be submitted in English only to awards@africanclimate.net. The call will close on 24 February 2014.

For further information, please visit: AfriCAN Climate Awards

Report of the AfriCAN Climate events in Nairobi, Kenya

 

AfriCAN Climate recently published a report presenting the results of the second edition of the AfriCAN Climate events held in Nairobi, Kenya, in November 2013. The events, comprising a technical tour, a knowledge sharing workshop and an award ceremony, were organized by the World Agroforestry Centre (ICRAF) in cooperation with WIP Renewable Energies, AfriCAN Climate project coordinator, and Imperial College London, AfriCAN Climate project partner.

The workshop brought together about 70 key stakeholders from the research, policy, media and development sectors to showcase and share examples of integrated approaches of climate change adaptation and mitigation, as practiced in Africa.

The report can be downloaded here

Latest good practice case studies

 

The Mwisi Conservation Project, Kabale, Western Uganda

Intensification of agriculture in Kabale, Uganda, led to erosion of the hill slopes, collapse of river banks and increased flooding. Local church groups and the community initiated a project in which the community provided labour and the local university and government extension officers provided guidance and some resources. Through various activities such as terracing, tree planting, and selective use of legumes and grasses for nitrogen fixation and pest management, the river banks were stabilized, flooding and hill slope erosion reduced and agricultural productivity increased. Read case study

Cookswell Jikos

As well as developing low-cost and fuel-efficient charcoal cookstoves, the Cookswell company recognizes the severity of the rapidly decreasing forest cover in Kenya. Therefore, a significant part of their business efforts are put towards tree planting, tree education, and sustainable charcoal making in pursuit of a 'seed-to-ash cycle' philosophy. Over the past 12 years Cookswell has maintained a strong partnership with the Woodlands 2000 Trust which is dedicated to promoting best practices to create, implement, and support tree planting initiatives in Kenya. Read case study


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