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March 2011 Blog Posts (12)

Building Knowledge for Action to avert the Climate threat in East and Horn of Africa

Building Knowledge for Action to avert the Climate threat in East and Horn of Africa


The Kenyan-based African Insect Science for Food and Health (icipe) launched yesterday on 30th march, 2011 the most avoidable technology system, (ADOPT) Adaptation and Dissemination of the ‘Push-Pull’ Technology to Climate Change and is also a kind of preservation on agriculture approach for smallholder cereal livestock production in drier areas to…


Added by Daud Abdi Daud on March 31, 2011 at 12:23 — No Comments

LIVE Webcast - Lessons from vulnerable communities show how to adapt to climate-change

The Prime Minister of Bangladesh, Sheikh Hasina, will next week open an international conference at which more than 250 delegates will share the latest knowledge on how vulnerable communities can adapt to the impacts of climate change.

Dr Hasan Mahmud, Bangladesh's Minister of Environment and Forests will be a special guest in the inaugural session of the 5th International Conference on Community Based Adaptation to Climate…


Added by Mike Shanahan on March 28, 2011 at 12:39 — No Comments

Black and White: Carbon

For last few months the black carbon issue is being highlighted in Himalayan region, with a viewpoint that it will have adverse impact on human health, air quality and on various ecosystem functions. It is said that, there is sheer need of various local and international efforts to reduce the emissions and cope the situation.

In one of the regional consultation held in…


Added by Climate Himalaya on March 26, 2011 at 6:15 — No Comments

Inviting disasters

Worldwide 214 river basins host 40 percent of world’s population and Himalayas with huge stocks of water in the form of snow and ice, are biggest source of surface fresh water in frozen form, after Polar ice caps. Himalayan region consist of extremely fragile ecosystem, and source to 10 major Asian river systems, on which over 1.3 billion people rely for sustenance, water,… Continue

Added by Climate Himalaya on March 26, 2011 at 6:13 — No Comments

Who Cares-God can only save them..

During January, I wrote an article on the preparedness of our government and agencies in disaster preparedness (Link>>) in Himalayan region of Asia. And  now we could see the nature’s fury in earthquake and Tsunami in Japan, and how helpless one… Continue

Added by Climate Himalaya on March 26, 2011 at 6:10 — No Comments

‘Writeshops’ help scientists reach a global audience

An SEI project works to bring more voices from developing countries into the journals that shape policy and global knowledge on climate change.

The Stockholm Environment Institute (SEI) and the UN International Strategy for Disaster Reduction (UN/SDR) are sponsoring “writeshops” for early-career scientists and practitioners in the developing world who want…


Added by Marion Davis on March 22, 2011 at 16:26 — No Comments

Japanese nuclear plants shake confidence in nuclear safety


Suspension of nuclear projects in Japan and Germany and many European Union countries" .. This was the first statement of the international officials following the impact of four nuclear reactors in Japan by natural disasters, represented in the earthquake measuring 8.8 Richter and (tsunami) ,is the worst in Japan since World War II ,and was exposed as well as the concepts of nuclear safety in an earthquake confidence published by the information, will that be another…


Added by Nadia EL Dakroury on March 17, 2011 at 21:13 — No Comments

Training workshop for African press officers

Are you an African press officer?


If so, check out this capacity-building workshop during the World Conference of Science Journalists in Doha, Qatar in June. There are some travel bursaries available.....


This all-day event aims to improve media coverage relating to African science, particularly in the fields of science and medicine, by providing targeted training and networking for press officers from African research institutes. It will utilise the…


Added by Mike Shanahan on March 11, 2011 at 16:07 — No Comments

Scribbles from the land of Sheba

For me both the current President and PM of Ethiopia are champions of climate change and global environmental justice. Both have been advocating environmentalism for the last two decades and we have seen our PM even representing Africa in negotiations with the West about global environmental justice.

PM Meles Zenawi‎ said in 2009 that "We will not compromise our development for the sake of environment, becouse there is no need to do so. There is no incompatibility between our hopes and… Continue

Added by Yoseph Berhane on March 11, 2011 at 9:58 — No Comments

Climate Change Communicator of the Year Award

Voting is open for the Climate Change Communicator of the Year award for activities in 2010.


The nominees include our Climate Change Media Partnership programme (set up by IIED, Internews and Panos). You can read our full nomination text below, and you can vote online here:



Added by Mike Shanahan on March 10, 2011 at 9:30 — No Comments

CCMP journalists team up for Asian analysis of COP16

A group of Asian journalists -- all former Climate Change Media Partnership fellows -- have come together to produce an analysis of the COP16 conference from the perspective of Asian countries.


The document was produced by Lead Pakistan and the Climate and Development Knowledge Networkand led by Rina Saeed Khan, a journalist from Pakistan, who commissioned contributions from Navin Singh Khadka (Nepal), Ying Yuan (China), Binh Tranh (Vietnam), Abu Rushd Md. Ruhul Amin…


Added by Mike Shanahan on March 9, 2011 at 11:24 — No Comments

The climate change media narratives in the global south


Since the early 1990s, virtually all developing countries have…


Added by Dr. Ibrahim Mostafa Saleh on March 1, 2011 at 11:00 — No Comments

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