Maximizing the Value of “Cash for Work”: Lessons from a Niger land recuperation project: CRS EARLI

The following 20 good practices were distilled from a recent Real Time Evaluation of EARLI, a cash for work program implemented by Catholic Relief Services in Niger. EARLI is a USAID/OFDA-funded food security and land recuperation project in which vulnerable households in Tillabéry and Ouallam are paid to dig half-moons that reduce erosion, regenerate natural vegetation and recuperate degraded land. The project is a response to the complex emergency in the Sahel that was triggered by shortages in the 2011 harvest, but caused by a much longer-term cycle of perpetual crises and shocks.

AAP Knowledge Management Needs Survey Report

The Africa Adaptation Programme’s knowledge management component proudly launched in Maputo, Mozambique, its Knowledge Management Needs Survey Report. The report was launched on May 8th, during the Regional Workshop on the Capitalization of Experience on Climate Change Adaptation.

The report is a broad, research-driven assessment of what the knowledge needs are of AAP countries. It has been produced in order to help these countries capture, share and capitalize on the wealth of climate- and development-related knowledge available.

Managing Climate Extremes and Disasters in Latin America and the Caribbean: Lessons from the IPCC SREX Report

This report highlights the key findings of the IPCC's Special Report on Managing the Risks of Extreme Events and Disasters to Advance Climate Change (SREX) Adaptation from a Latin American and Caribbean perspective.

It includes an assessment of the science and the implications of this for society and sustainable development. A version of the report is also available in Spanish.

Farmers' knowledge on Climate Change

Save Cambodia’s Wildlife (SCW) conducted a baseline study in Tuek Krahorm commune, Choam Khsant district, Preah Vihear province and in Bos Leave commune, Chitrborei district, Kratie province. In the field survey, there were 108 respondents (62 percent females) from 6 villages in Teuk Krahorm commune and 109 respondents (50.46 percent females) from 8 villages in Bos Leave commune were interviewed.

Rethinking Support for Adaptive Capacity to Climate Change: The Role of Development Interventions

The Africa Climate Change Resilience Alliance (ACCRA) is an alliance of five development partners: Oxfam GB, the Overseas Development Institute, Save the Children, World Vision International and Care International. It was established in 2009 with the aim of understanding how development interventions can contribute to adaptive capacity at the community and household level, and to inform the design and implementation of development planning by governments and non-governmental development partners to support adaptive capacity for climate change and other development pressures.

Indigenous and traditional peoples and climate change

The report aims to improve understanding of the potential impacts of climate change on vulnerable communities and cultures and their associated ecosystems; to identify further research required to reduce the risks of climate change; and to develop appropriate adaptation and mitigation measures, particularly in areas with high risk of socio-cultural impacts. Through this report, IUCN offers some elements that will facilitate integration of socio-cultural considerations in programmes and actions to address climate change impacts.

Future floods of refugees: A comment on climate change, conflict and forced migration

Climate change will have several impacts on the environment which in turn can impact on forced migration and conflict. Gradual environmental degradation and slow-onset disasters such as drought are likely to increase due to climate change. Most vulnerable are developing countries where large sections of the population live directly from agriculture and many of these from subsistence farming. Importantly, adaptation, involving for example different land-use techniques and livelihood diversification, would lessen the need to migrate.