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UNDP-EWS Africa Blog

For updates on UNDP Early Warning Systems and Climate Resilient Development projects in Africa, visit the UNDP-EWS Africa Blog.

PowerPoint Presentation: Disaster Risk Reduction and Climate Change Adaptation in the Dili – Ainaro Road Corridor, Timor-Leste

To introduce the subject, here are a few slides to show you the types of challenges that the infrastructure in Timor Leste is facing. Despite the high specification of design and construction that goes into modern roads, if the risks of landslides occurring outside of the road’s design are not taken into consideration, they can severely impact the road and its usability as well as put people lives and livelihoods at risk. View the video for more information.

Press Release: Adapting to climate change: 700,000 litres of water for Lofeagai, Tuvalu

A cistern that can hold 700,000 litres of water has been gifted to the community of Lofeagai in Tuvalu under the Pacific Adaptation to Climate Change Project (PACC).

This will help build resilience and reduce vulnerability of the community when it comes to water shortages.  Last year Tuvalu went through one of its driest spells ever with very little rainfall over an 8 month period, bringing the country into a national state of emergency.

Holistic approaches to Community Based Adaptation to climate change, Namibia.

Creative Entrepreneurs Solutions sharing Namibia's holistic CBA experiences delivered December 5, 2012, at Momentum for Change Side event at COP 18, Doha, as part of the Momentum for Change Lighthouse Activities Awards.

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