Seeking Water Security for Sustainable Livelihoods
There is nothing like a severe drought to concentrate people minds on water! The very bad drought of 1992 gave birth to the setting up of national and regional drought fora, to new forms of funding directly to CBOs, and to an initiative that grew into what is today the Association for Water and Rural Development (AWARD).
Eldis, 12 March 2007.
’Africa and Climate Change’, is a two-page opinion piece that calls on governments and donors to strengthen local institutions, and allow for innovative ways of dealing with difficult times.
Produced by the International Institute for Environment and Development (IIED), the piece argues that even though Africa’s contribution to climate change has been minor, it is exceptionally vulnerable to adverse changes in the environment. It also provides possible precautions that can be taken to minimise the risks.