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Senegal:New Drought Insurance Plan for Senegal Will Free Up Aid, Save Lives, Charities Say

Wed, 2018-09-05 16:09
[Thomson Reuters Foundation] Dakar -A new drought insurance policy for Senegal will be a "game-changer" that allows aid agencies to save lives by responding more quickly to crises, charities said on Thursday.

Africa:Water Access May Be More Important Than Electricity for Sub-Saharan Africa

Wed, 2018-09-05 15:43
[The Conversation Africa] For nearly two decades, the United States has strongly pushed for the electrification of rural areas of sub-Saharan Africa to raise the standard of living. It has carried out these goals via the USAID's Power Africa and the World Bank, and under the UN Sustainable Development Goal on Energy (SDG7).

Namibia:Solar Cooking Impresses Workshop Participants

Wed, 2018-09-05 15:34
[Namibian] Twenty-eight young Namibians from across the country recently took part in a workshop on solar cooking, renewable energy and climate change at a private nature reserve in the Namib Desert.

Mauritius:Beneficiaries Receive Grant Under EU GCCA+ Flagship Initiative to Support Climate Smart Agriculture

Wed, 2018-09-05 12:53
[Government of Mauritius] Beneficiaries of the European Union (EU) Global Climate Change Alliance (GCCA+) Flagship initiative to support Climate Smart Agriculture for small holders in the Republic of Mauritius were allocated grant yesterday at the Mauritius Cane Industry Authority in Réduit in the presence of the Minister of Agro-Industry and Food Security, Mr Mahen Seeruttun, and the Ambassador of the European Union (EU) to Mauritius, Mrs Marjaana Sall.

Mauritius:Climate Change - Increasing the Resilience of Small Farmers to the Effects of Climate Change in Mauritius

Wed, 2018-09-05 12:43
[PR Newswire] Brussels -The Ministry of Agro Industry and Food Security and the Delegation of the European Union have awarded three new grants to the University of Mauritius, the Irrigation Authority and the Mauritius Chamber of Agriculture for the implementation of climate adaptation actions. Projects aim at promoting climate smart agriculture initiatives among smallholders in Mauritius and Rodrigues. They will be implemented over 3 years.

Uganda:Downpour Paralyses Transport

Wed, 2018-09-05 12:20
[Monitor] Nebbi -The ever busy Nebbi-Goli road has become impassable following heavy rain that has been pounding the area.

Kenya:Kenyans Warned to Brace for Floods During November-December Short Rains

Wed, 2018-09-05 08:45
[Capital FM] Nairobi -Kenyans have been warned of imminent floods, thunder and lightning during the November-December short rains.

Kenya:Weatherman Warns of Heavy Floods in Nairobi in a Few Weeks

Wed, 2018-09-05 08:44
[Nairobi News] Nairobians have been warned to brace for heavy rains in the city that are expected to last until the end of the year.

Zimbabwe:Major Strategy to Counter El Nino Effects

Wed, 2018-09-05 08:39
[The Herald] Government has come up with a major strategy to minimise the effects of erratic rains expected in the 2018-19 agricultural season, Lands, Agriculture and Rural Resettlement Minister Perrance Shiri said yesterday. The grand plan, he said, includes expediting installation of irrigation infrastructure as well as getting farmers to broaden their range of crops to include small grains in all farming sub-sectors and regions.

Liberia:EPA, GIZ Host Stakeholders Training

Tue, 2018-09-04 16:19
[Observer] Stakeholders at the workshop

Kenya:Sh1.8trn Set Aside for Kenya's 5-Year Climate Change Programme

Tue, 2018-09-04 09:19
[Nation] Sporadic weather changes being experienced in the country are the target of an ambitious Sh1.8 trillion programme set to be rolled out under the Ministry of Environment.

Africa:Heat Is Not Just About Hardware - It's About People

Mon, 2018-09-03 17:22
[Thomson Reuters Foundation] What does the combination of growing urbanization and aging populations mean for heat risks as the world grows hotter?

Liberia:Epa, Stakeholders Take Swift Action to Mitigate Ozone Depletion

Mon, 2018-09-03 16:53
[New Liberia] The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) of Liberia and the German Agency for International Cooperation (GIZ) on Wednesday, August 29, 2018 held a one-day stakeholder's training workshop on amendment made to the Montreal Protocol.

Africa:Learning to Use the Land So It Produces Fewer Greenhouse Gases

Mon, 2018-09-03 16:44
[UNEP] While most people are familiar with the link between fossil fuel burning and the release of greenhouse gases, not so many are aware of the role land use management can play in mitigating climate change.

Zimbabwe:Veld Fires Ravage 30 000ha

Mon, 2018-09-03 15:53
[The Herald] At least 30 180 hectares in Mashonaland East Province were affected by veld fires in August, an official from the Environmental Management Agency (EMA) has said.

Zimbabwe:We're Ready for New Season, Say Farmers

Mon, 2018-09-03 12:30
[The Herald] Farmers have intensified preparations for the 2018-2019 summer cropping season and are unfazed by reports of a possible drought influenced by El Nino announced by the Meteorological Services Department last week.

Liberia:Epa, UNDP Create Early Warning System

Mon, 2018-09-03 11:15
[Observer] The event brought together over 60 participants representing various stakeholders from Montserrado, River Cess, Bomi,Grand Bassa and Margibi counties.

Nigeria:"After Collapse of Seven Bridges in Niger, We May Be Next Flood Victims"

Sun, 2018-09-02 09:28
[Vanguard] Niger State has experienced flooding in the past years which claimed lives and property worth millions of Naira destroyed.

Nigeria:Flood Claims 14 Lives in Niger - Official

Sat, 2018-09-01 19:26
[Vanguard] The Director Relief, Niger State Emergency Management Agency, Alhaji Garba Salisu, says 14 persons have so far died due to flooding in different part of the state.

Botswana:Dept Depicts Largely Rainfall

Fri, 2018-08-31 12:16
[Botswana Daily News] Gaborone -The 2018/19 season will receive largely normal to below normal rainfall.