Monthly Archives: December 2012

  • Zambia: Eastern Water and Sewerage Company Limited Scoops a K10 Million Award

    December 16, 2012

    Julius Mandaliza Phiri and Henry Kashoki Nsofwa December 16, 2012 Eastern Water and Sewerage Company Limited scooped a K10 million award for the best performing Commercial Utility in Peri-urban category and the Company was also recognized for excellence in performance in metering ratio and hours of supply. The award and certificates were received at the […]

  • Uganda: Living with Scarcity

    December 16, 2012

    Chris Mugasha December 16, 2012

  • Kenya: Cassava Saves Families Living in Water-stressed Regions from Hunger

    December 9, 2012

    Mary Mwendwa December 09, 2012 Large dry fields of farms, dry water wells, donkey carrying water jerry cans, women and children walking down the valleys with jerry cans and huge baobab trees dotting the landscape are what lead me to Kanzilu village in Mutomo, Eastern Kenya. I am on a mission to meet Mutunga Mbai, […]

  • COP18/CMP8: Doha Climate Change Talks Leave Many Disappointed

    December 9, 2012

    Fredrick Mugira Doha. Dec, 2012 The UN climate talks failed to deliver increased cuts to carbon pollution, nor did they provide any credible pathway to $100 billion per year in finance by 2020 to help the poorest countries deal with climate change, according to the 700 NGOs who are members of Climate Action Network-International (CAN-I). […]

  • COP18/CMP8: Don’t Offer Leap Service On Climate Change Adaptation Cash- Activists Tell Rich Countries

    December 4, 2012

    Emmanuel Okella Doha. Dec, 2012 Wealthy countries have come under attack at the ongoing climate change talks in Doha with poor countries accusing them of not walking-the-talk with regard to climate financing. Apart from the bashing over failure to provide cash to help poor people adapt to climate change, they are also being blamed for […]

  • COP18/CMP8: Young People Tell Climate Negotiators That It’s also about Their Future

    December 4, 2012

    Emmanuel Okella Doha. Dec, 2012 While their numbers and even voices may not be as pronounced at the UN climate negotiations here in Doha, the simple presence of young people at the talks is a reminder to the negotiators that it’s not just about the energy and economic security, but also about generations to come. […]

  • COP18/CMP8: New International Study Links Climate Change, Food Insecurity And Migration

    December 4, 2012

    Emmanuel Okella Doha. Dec, 2012 At the ongoing UN-Climate Change Conference, findings of a study have been released confirming that rain variability and food insecurity are key drivers for human migration in developing countries. The empirical research carried out by CARE International and the United Nations University in eight developing countries in Asia Africa and […]

  • COP18/CMP8: Conservation Agriculture Could Help Women Farmers with HIV/Aids to Improve Food Security

    December 4, 2012

    Emmanuel Okella Doha, Dec, 2012 Women activists at the ongoing United Nations Climate Change conference in Doha, are asking for global attention towards the negative impact of HIV/AIDS on food production in Africa. “There are millions of women widowed by AIDS in Africa, their health conditions can’t support the heavy farm labor, yet farming is […]

  • COP18/CMP8: Africa Urged To Gear up Role In Climate Change Negotiations

    December 4, 2012

    Emmanuel Okella Doha Dec, 2012 Observers say Africa risks losing its essential bargains at the ongoing United National Climate Change negotiations in Qatar, if African delegates at the conference don’t play an enhanced role on a number of issues that are still hanging and need to be resolved at least by the end of the […]