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AfriCAN Climate Good Practice Award - call for nominations Now Open

Are you, or do you know someone, involved in a successful initiative that addresses the challenges posed by climate change in Africa?
The AfriCAN Climate project has launched a series of awards to recognise the achievements of individuals and organisations that have made outstanding contributions to climate change adaptation and mitigation in Africa.
The AfriCAN Climate Good Practice Award is due to be presented in Nairobi, Kenya, in November 2013. Further details and nomination forms can be found here.
The first award, for Awareness Raising, was presented in April to Nnaemeka Ikegwuonu, Executive Director of the Smallholders Foundation, for his innovative project Climate Change on Air.

Good practice in your pocket

The AfriCAN Climate project team has produced a booklet that sets out the principles common to successful climate change initiatives in Africa.
The best way to communicate strategies for climate change adaptation and mitigation is to showcase the most successful real world initiatives. With this in mind, case studies have been a key feature of the AfriCAN Climate portal from the start. The project team has identified eight principles of good practice, and uses them to evaluate the impact and effectiveness of climate initiatives, with the focus on financial, economic, social and environmental sustainability.
AfriCAN Climate's new publication presents a series of case studies, each chosen to highlight one of these good practice principles. The aim is to share ideas and equip those working in the field with the knowledge needed to replicate or scale up successful projects.

New films highlight importance to Africa of climate change research

AfriCAN Climate is one of several initiatives set to feature in a forthcoming series of four films about climate change research and related projects in Africa. The Belgium-based NGO Africa Turns Green has been commissioned to produce the 15-minute films, which will be used to raise awareness about valuable work being done in the field.
Séverine Dieudonné, founder of Africa Turns Green and a producer at the BBC's World Service, says the films will be ready by the end of the year. She and cameraman Yann Verbeke have already finishing shooting in Europe and across East Africa. The films are being made on behalf of the projects concerned and are not intended for public broadcast. “There is no commercial purpose behind them, it is really all about raising awareness,” Dieudonné told us.

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