ICPAC and its partners want to encourage female journalists to cover the climate beat. We call on East African female reporters to submit work samples that reflect climate reporting in the IGAD region. Written articles, radio and video packages, and online blogs are accepted.
Candidates should be 18+ and meet the following criteria:
- Have successfully completed the MOOC on Climate Reporting (bit.ly/3tDOlLw).
- Be freelance or employed by a media house with a minimum of 2 years’ experience.
- Be a national of Burundi, Djibouti, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Kenya, Somalia, South Sudan, Sudan, Tanzania, Rwanda, Uganda.
- Submit work samples in any …
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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.
Climate finance is critical for achieving low carbon and climate-resilient development. However, access to climate finance remains a challenge to most African …
IGAD launches platform to manage desert locusts, trans-boundary pests
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, …
Multi-agency Drought Alert
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 …
How Do Climate Services Help People in the East African Region Take Early Action?
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 …
IGAD and FAO call for urgent actions to mitigate the impacts of drought across the Horn of Africa
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 …
Risk of significant impact to both crops and rangelands is high in Ethiopia and Somalia
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. …