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Leveraging on the $100 billion Climate Change Global Commitments in Eastern Africa

By Timothy Ranja

With contributions from the ICPAC Climate Change Technical Working Group.

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Climate finance is critical for achieving low carbon and climate-resilient development. However, access to climate finance remains a challenge to most African …

13 Jan 2022 Read More
Project Update
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IGAD launches platform to manage desert locusts, trans-boundary pests

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The Intergovernmental Authority on Development (IGAD) on Thursday launched an inter-regional platform for the sustainable management of desert locusts and other trans-boundary pests. The platform, developed to contain the desert locusts, aims to strengthen synergies, …

02 Dec 2021 Read More
Alerts and Early Warning
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Multi-agency Drought Alert

Saka Junction, Garissa, Kenya - A woman stands near her goats. The combined effects of crop and pasture losses caused by desert locust, the impacts of COVID-19, and consecutive below-average rainy seasons have placed communities in the arid and semi-arid lands of Ethiopia, Kenya and Somalia at risk of severe food insecurity and loss of livelihood.  PHOTO |PATRICK MEINHARDT|FAO

The Eastern parts of the region are currently facing the risk of a further deterioration of the situation, with a risk of a fourth consecutive drier than usual season. The current situation could worsen over …

01 Dec 2021 Read More
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How Do Climate Services Help People in the East African Region Take Early Action?

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Months ago, ICPAC issued a forecast predicting a poor upcoming rainy season. Two consecutive faulty rainy seasons are problematic in several parts of the region, and they have resulted in problems with crop production, poor …

30 Nov 2021 Read More
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IGAD and FAO call for urgent actions to mitigate the impacts of drought across the Horn of Africa

A woman stands near her goats. The combined effects of crop and pasture losses caused by desert locust, the impacts of Covid-19, and consecutive below-average rainy seasons have placed communities in the arid and semi-arid lands of Ethiopia, Kenya and Som

18 November 2021, Nairobi – Vulnerable communities in the IGAD region continue to experience a complex mix of re-enforcing shocks and stresses that are eroding their resilience to food and nutrition insecurity. As of October …

19 Nov 2021 Read More
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Risk of significant impact to both crops and rangelands is high in Ethiopia and Somalia

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Locations with reported swarms and adult locusts

  • Ethiopia: between October and early November, the desert locust swarms were reported mostly in Afar zone 1. Recently swarms have been reported in Somali region of Ethiopia. …
05 Nov 2021 Read More