Monthly Archives: October 2016

  • Ethiopia: Spring Brings Hope from Summer Rain

    October 31, 2016

    Dagim Terefe October 31, 2016 For the last several decades, Ethiopia has been hit by persistent drought that damaged agricultural production and resulted in malnutrition, especially among the most vulnerable members of the population, who live in north eastern and eastern parts of the country. Last year also, the country was hit by one of […]

  • Kenya: Government Ratifies Paris Agreement

    October 21, 2016

    Evans Wafula October 21, 2016 Kenya is among 15 African countries that have been commended for ratifying the Paris Agreement on climate change by representatives of over 1000 civil society organisations in Africa, ahead of the Climate Change and Development in Africa (CCDA) conference in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. In the same vein, Kenya’s Cabinet last […]

  • Ethiopia: Africa Urged to Include Gender in Issues Related To Climate Change and Development

    October 21, 2016

    Eshraga Abbas October 21, 2016 As the sixth session of the Climate Change and Development for Africa (CCDA_CI) came to a close, Justus Kabyemera, Coordinator – ClimDev Africa Special Fund at the African Development Bank called on Africa to resolve the issue of gender and inclusivity for climate change and development sooner than later. “Of […]

  • Ethiopia: Pan Africa Climate Justice Alliance Boss Prays for Donald Trump’s Defeat

    October 17, 2016

    Dagim Terefe Gesese October 17, 2016 The Secretary General of the Pan Africa Climate Justice Alliance, an umbrella network that brings together over 1000 civil society groups that advocate for climate justice prays that Donald Trump, the American Presidential aspirant on a Republican ticket in the United States of America will lose the election. According […]

  • Ethiopia: African Countries Asked To Submit More Concrete Commitments for Tackling Climate Change

    October 17, 2016

    Eden Habtamu Shibeshi October 17, 2016 The Africa Climate Policy Centre of the United Nations Economic Commission for Africa has urged African countries that are yet to ratify the Paris Agreement to consider revising their Intended Nationally Determined Contributions (INDCs). Speaking at a civil society workshop on the eve of the sixth Conference on Climate […]

  • Ethiopia: CCDA-VI in Africa to Discuss the Implications of Implementing the Paris Agreement

    October 12, 2016

    Water Journalists Africa October 12, 2016 The Sixth Conference on Climate Change and Development in Africa (CCDA–VI), the continent’s premier climate change conference will take place here from 18-20 October, bringing together diverse stakeholders to understand the implications, nuances, challenges and opportunities of implementing the Paris Agreement. The main theme of the Sixth Conference on […]

  • Ethiopie : CCDA-VI, en Afrique, pour discuter des implications de la mise en œuvre de l’Accord de Paris

    October 12, 2016

    Water Journalists Africa October 12, 2016 La sixième Conférence sur les changements climatiques et le développement en Afrique (CCDA-VI), et la toute première sur le continent africain, aura lieu à Addis-Abeba, du 18 au 20 octobre et réuniradiverses parties prenantes. L’objectif de la CCDA-VI est de comprendre les implications, les nuances, les défis et opportunités […]

  • Ethiopia: Government Pledges Continued Support for Addressing Water Challenges In Africa

    October 12, 2016

    Eden Habtamu Shibeshi October 12, 2016 Ethiopian government has assured the African Ministers’ Council on Water (AMCOW) of its continued support towards strengthening the organisation in its quest to superintend the effective and efficient management of the continent’s water resources. The Ethiopian Minister for Water, Irrigation and Energy, Motuma Mekassa disclosed this in his office […]

  • Rwanda: Ministers urged To Step on the Gas to Ensure Global Climate Promises Are Kept

    October 12, 2016

    Innocent Agonza October 12, 2016 As ministers begin to arrive in Kigali, Rwanda, for talks to amend the Montreal Protocol and agree to tackle the use of climate warming hydrofluorocarbons (HFCs), Christian Aid urged them to accelerate negotiations of an early phase down date. Benson Ireri, Christian Aid’s Senior Policy Officer for Africa, said: “It’s […]

  • Nigeria: Zaria Water Project to Cost 69 Billion Naira

    October 10, 2016

    Mohammad Ibrahim October 10, 2016 Kaduna State government has vowed to complete the multibillion Naira Zaria water project that would supply water to eight local government areas of the state in July 2017. The project will cost 69 billion naira. The state government said the work is now 90% completion, stressing that the gigantic water […]