Monthly Archives: October 2014

  • Cameroon: Bamenda City Grapples With Poor Sanitation

    October 26, 2014

    Aaron Kaah Yancho October 26, 2014 In the city of Bamenda, in Cameroon, there is nothing abnormal with renowned boarding schools disposing their human wastes in a nearby stream. But as a result of this irresponsible garbage management, the smell of effluent hangs in the air and it’s certainly upsetting to residents and visitors there. […]

  • Making Water Flow: The Story of Mpaka Community in Cameroon

    October 25, 2014

    Aaron Kaah Yancho October 25, 2014 The Mpaka village is made up of five large families. With some 1500 subsistence farmers predominantly from the m bo-tribe, cash crops like coffee, and palm wine, as well as coco yam’s, cassava and corn are the major source of income for the locals. Situated in the bare sub-division, […]

  • Malawi: Farmers Turn to Climate-Smart Agriculture to Outsmart Climate Change

    October 22, 2014

    George Mhango October 22, 2014 Mable Msukwa, 20, a teaching student at Amalika TTC in Thyolo—Southern Region of Malawi— has had reservations for the Farm Inputs Subsidy Programme [FISP] or you may call it fertiliser subsidy programme. Msukwa thinks that the programme dilutes soil fertility, depends heavily on good rainfall pattern and contributes to conflicts […]

  • CCDA-IV: African Journalists Vow to Bring Climate Change Issues Closer to People

    October 11, 2014

    Violet Mengo October 11, 2014 Journalists attending the fourth conference on climate change and development in Morocco have unanimously agreed that their involvement in dissemination of information on climate change will enhance Africa’s chances of feeding the continent. In exclusive interview with media personnel in the newsroom at the conference, journalists echoed out their importance […]

  • CCDA-IV: AfDB launches €33million ClimDev Africa Special Fund

    October 11, 2014

    Kofi Adu Domfeh October 11, 2014 The African Development Bank (AfDB) has launched a €33million Fund on the sidelines of the Fourth Conference on Climate Change and Development in Africa (CCDA-IV) in Marrakesh, Morocco. The ClimDev Africa Special Fund is aimed at building regional capacities in climate information gathering and dissemination to overcome challenges posed […]

  • CCDA-IV: Africa Petitioned to Reduce Burden on Ecosystems

    October 11, 2014

    Aaron Yancho Kaah October 11, 2014 Harnessing renewable energy resources and efficient water management schemes can reduce the burden on ecosystems in Africa. This is according to the new report by Intercontinental Panel on Climate Change-IPCC. The report was delivered by Dr Rajendra Pachauri , the head of IPCC at the fourth edition of the […]