Resilience is Africa’s future
Climate Adaptation Stories from Africa
INDIGENOUS KNOWLEDGE SYSTEM FOR RESILIENCE-BUILDING AND ADAPTATION
REVOLUTIONISING AFRICA’S FOOD SECURITY? BEANS IS HOW
RESTORING MANGROVES TO PROMOTE BIODIVERSITY AND PREVENT COASTAL FLOODING
PROTECTING LAND RIGHTS IN UGANDA’S FARMING COMMUNITY
AGRO-REVOLUTION THROUGH WATER PANS
VALUE ADDITION: CASSAVA MADE MY FAMILY FOOD-SECURE
CHICKEN AND EGGS? AYE
WEATHER MTAANI: HOW SLUM WEATHER FORECAST PROJECT IS SAVING LIVES
MOBILE IRRIGATION TECHNOLOGY DRIVING FOOD SECURITY AND RESILIENCE
PRESERVING INDIGENOUS SEED SOVEREIGNTY
"We are called to use our hands and hearts to mobilise our communities to engage with nature. To be action takers and not just talkers.”
~ Ewi Stephanie Lamma, Forest Resources and People
“Women are champions of climate resilience. From early on, they have put endogenous solutions in place. These solutions help to counterbalance the effects of climate change.”
~ Fatoumata Kine’ Niang Mbodji, Ecofeminist
In the plains of Yatta in Eastern where drought has cast its long, relentless shadow for decades, a story of resilience and transformation has been taking root for years. At the forefront of this transformative endeavour is Bishop Titus Masika, a visionary leader reshaping his community’s connection with their land amidst the ever-changing climate.
Ijara and Fafi, Kenya
Chickens are a rare feature in a Somali household. Recurrent drought in the last 15 years, and the death of their animals has, however, consigned the communities to dependence on relief food from the World Food Programme and the Food and Agriculture Organisation for survival.
Malawi & Zambia
Eastern and Southern Africa have the highest per capita bean consumption in the world. The delicacy is gaining popularity in Central Africa and West Africa. For a good reason. Beans are rich in protein, dietary fibre and minerals vital for human health. But beans are essential not only for nutrition. Their cultivation is good for the soil, water quality and the planet as well.
"Government leaders and the oil companies are enjoying the money as communities suffer the consequences.”
~ Ireen Twongirwe, Women for Green Economy Movement Uganda
Malawi & Zambia
"I used to boil cassava and feed my children. Since I discovered I could make baking flour out of it, I have had more uses and value from the tubers. I bake cakes and sell them to my neighbours for additional income. We also eat some at home."
~ Elina Sultan, Farmer
Kibra, Nairobi, Kenya
For the residents of Kibra Nairobi, an accurate weather forecast is the difference between drowning in flashfloods and living. This is where Weather Mtaani (Weather in the Hood), also known as Daraja Ambition, a local early warning system, comes in. Weather Mtaani provides locals with weather forecasts for early action.
For decades, farmers in the Mbale District of Uganda have grown a variety of crops to feed their families and to sell in local markets. Until climate change happened. Rainfall became erratic. Irrigating their farms was the only solution. For these farmers, this meant hauling water from nearby rivers using buckets and sprinklers. When Agriworks Uganda, arrived in the area, their lives were transformed for the better
The Akamba people have preserved and propagated maize, beans, millet and sorghum crops using traditional means to feed members of the community and to guarantee their food security. For many African tribes such as the Akamba, seed is life. It is a symbol of culture. It is also a sign of continuity and resilience.