ICPAC’s Action Awards East Africa for this year came to a close on September 8, 2021 with the winners of each categories announced.
The competition, which recognized people and institutions with disruptive innovations and ideas to mitigate the effects of climate change, ran for three months since it was first announced online in April.
Immediately after the submissions closed, the judging committee poured over dozens of submissions before arriving at the final winners. They were judged purely on merit as the adjudicators assessed, among other things, clarity of pitch, scalability, climate focus, impact on sustainable development, and innovation.
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Could Neem Tree Oil be the Solution for Desert Locust Control?
Neem tree oil: an organic Pesticide against desert locusts
Neem tree — also known as Bead Tree, Holy Tree, Indian Lilac, Indian Neem, Persian Lilac and Pride of China — …
Cabinet Secretary for the Ministry of Environment and Forestry in Kenya Leads Tree Planting at IGAD Climate Centre
Dr Guleid Artan the Director of the IGAD Climate Centre and Mr Keriako Tobiko the Cabinet Secretary for the Ministry of Environment and Forestry in Kenya, planting an indigenous tree seedling at the Climate Centre …
Women in Weather and Climate Reporting
By Collison Lore
This year, the theme for International Women’s Day, “Women in leadership: Achieving an equal future in a COVID-19 world,” celebrates the tremendous efforts by women and girls around the world in shaping …
Wetter than usual season expected over most farming areas of central and southern East Africa
Nairobi, 17 February 2021: March to May is an important season for Kenya, Tanzania, Burundi, Rwanda, Uganda, Somalia, and parts of Ethiopia. A wetter than usual season is expected over western Kenya, eastern Uganda, western …
Very High Risk of Impacts to Crops and Rangelands
Projected impact on food and fodder
- Very high risk of significant impact to both crops and rangelands in Ethiopia, Somalia, and Kenya due to the high numbers of swarms recorded which are likely to breed …
High Level Conference: Prevention and Monitoring of Future Desert Locust Outbreaks in the Region
On 21 January 2021, IGAD in partnership with the World Bank, FAO and the French Agency for Development (AFD) convened a high-level conference to reach consensus on a set of actionable recommendations around a desirable …