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REQUEST FOR RESEARCH PROPOSALS – Climate Adaptation Research Program (CARP)

In 2023, CARP launched the funding of its first cohort of scholars with research funding for...

9th Africa Regional Platform for Disaster Risk Reduction

The Africa Regional Platform is an important DRR coordination mechanism that provides a platform for all DRR stakeholders...

About SASDiR2024 - Strengthening Disaster Resilience in Africa: Transdisciplinary Approaches and Sustainable Solutions (DR-AFRICA)

Welcome to the official website of the 6th Biennial SASDiR Conference, a pivotal event co-hosted by...

2024 East Africa Flooding and Cyclones

Months of heavy rain due to seasonal monsoons and rainy seasons led to riverine and flash flooding,...

How African cities can learn from each other about building climate resilience

The climate is changing at an astronomical rate and the impact of this can be seen...

Africa Realises Notable Progress in Strengthening Disaster Risk Reduction

Progress continues to be realised in Africa towards accelerating the implementation of the Programme of Action...

In Africa, trauma from climate disasters lingers

Until now, little attention has been paid to the psychological impact caused by the brutality of...

Annual Meetings 2024: Netherlands bolsters Africa's climate resilience with $27 million disaster financing pledge to African Development Bank

Representatives from the Kingdom of the Netherlands and the African Development Bank Group this week discussed...

South Africa: Flood - 06-2024 - Floods in Eastern Cape - Nelson Mandela Bay, Buffalo City and Sara Baartman (2024-06-04)

Parts of the Eastern Cape especially Nelson Mandela and Buffalo City Metros experiences heavy rains accompanied...

In Southern Africa, El Niño Drought Leaves a Trail of Scorched Harvests and Hunger

World Food Programme calls for urgent funds to respond after Malawi, Zambia and Zimbabwe declare national...

2024 East Africa Flooding and Cyclones

Months of heavy rain due to seasonal monsoons and rainy seasons have led to flooding (both...

Sudanese Civil War Leaves Millions Food Insecure

The humanitarian situation in Sudan is teetering on the brink of catastrophe after conflict erupted across the country...

Mozambique - Maputo heavy rains and Tropical Storm Filipo - Flash Update No. 3 (28 March 2024)

HIGHLIGHTS: The recent heavy rains in Maputo city and province affected 93,240 people. A few days earlier,...

Kenya’s unusually hot weather - an expert unpacks what could be causing it

What Nairobi has had is a wave of hot weather that the human body can easily...

WFP receiving reports of people dying of starvation in Sudan

DUBAI, Feb 2 (Reuters) - The U.N. World Food Programme (WFP) said on Friday it was...

Homes gutted, over 250 displaced as several fires rage across Western Cape, South Africa

Fires destroyed several properties and displaced more than 250 people in the Western Cape on Monday...

South Africa: Response Operations Ongoing Following Flooding in Parts of KwaZulu-Natal Province, as of Jan. 14

Response operations are ongoing in parts of KwaZulu-Natal Province Jan. 14 following heavy rain and associated...

Increasingly Deadly Floods in Africa

As climate change accelerates, Africa finds itself grappling with an alarming surge in the frequency and...