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In September, I was able to attend the AMCOMET, African Ministerial Conference on Meteorology, forum in Addis Ababa. The focus of the forum was Weather, Water, and Climate Services, and the contribution of these ‘hydromet’ services to wider social and economic development is becoming increasingly evident as the reality of climate change hits both urban […]
Just over a year ago the UK Department for International Development (DfID), with the Natural Environment Research Council (NERC) launched its ‘Future Climate for Africa’ (FCFA) project. This £20 million project, involving five research consortia, aims to “generate fundamentally new climate science focused on Africa, and to ensure that this science has an impact on […]
It’s August 2013 and I’m about as broke as a ‘banker’ in London can be. I had eagerly taken up my first position in the big city: interning at RBS’ risk department. That’s right, I had made it to the big time… And then rent happened… And bills… So with accrued holiday time but no […]
The household economy approach (HEA) is a method for assessing the vulnerability of rural populations to economic shocks and changes, based on their livelihood patterns and market information. It is now widely used as a method of famine early warning by many governments and humanitarian agencies, and also has important applications for managing the impacts […]
This assessment was undertaken on behalf of UNHCR to provide baseline information on the livelihoods of Malian refugees in Burkina Faso, to identify opportunities for greater economic self-reliance, and to highlight risks and vulnerabilities of specific groups within the population. This report covers the three official refugee camps in Burkina Faso: Sag Nioniogo, Goudebou and Mentao.
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