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We live in a complicated interconnected world, on a continent experiencing considerable economic, social and environmental challenges. Among the most significant of the environmental challenges is climate change.  In Africa, climate change threatens to derail the significant development gains that have been made over the last decades; climate change also threatens future growth and development. Read more

08May2013

Climate change or not, extreme weather events need to be integrated into development planning

The current floods wreaking havoc across Kenya, and coming in the wake of another memorable devastating weather-related event – the long drought of 2009 – may be perceived to result from the much talked about phenomenon of climate change and its impacts. However, for those familiar with the flood and drought history of Kenya, the country has experienced recurring cycles of droughts and floods in the past.


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