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Wildfires in Eastern Africa — Will Climate Change Increase the Intensity of Wildfires?


Mt. Kenya Forest Fires February 2019

Every so often, a wildfire disaster grabs the international, regional or local news headlines. In 2019, the Amazon fire grabbed the world’s attention as we watched the ‘world’s …

16 Jun 2020 Read More
Project Update
Project Update
ICPAC, key partner in international project to tackle climate change resilience in the Horn of Africa


Credit: Diana Njeru

Led by scientists at Cardiff University with substantial contributions from 14 other partners in 7 countries, the EU project, called DOWN2EARTH, will employ state-of-the-art seasonal forecasts and  decadal projections of climate change …

26 May 2020 Read More
Press Release
Press Release
IGAD Calls for Increased Regional Collaboration to Fight Desert Locust

Nairobi / Djibouti, 22nd May 2020: Ministers responsible for Agriculture and Livestock of the Member States of the Intergovernmental Authority on Development (IGAD), including representation from Saudi Arabia and Yemen, held a virtual ministerial meeting …

22 May 2020 Read More
Press Release
Press Release
Wet season expected across Eastern Africa (June to September 2020)


Nairobi, 18 May, 2020: June to September is an important season for Sudan, South Sudan, Ethiopia, Eritrea, Djibouti, and Uganda. A wetter than usual season is forecasted for western and central Sudan, southwestern Ethiopia, southeastern …

18 May 2020 Read More
Rethinking Public Health in Eastern Africa in light of the COVID-19 Pandemic? Part 2

Lead Author: Dr Esther Onyango, Environmental Futures Research Institute at Griffith University Australia

Contributions by ICPAC Climate Change Technical Working Group


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Current health systems are neither built to meet the impacts …

17 May 2020 Read More