Southern Africa

Development through Radio

Development through Radio (DTR) is a unique rural radio project in Zimbabwe. Popularly known as the Radio Listeners' Clubs, the DTR project was developed to give rural people access to radio. Groups of women are trained to produce their own radio programmes. Read more...

TechTip: AGIS

Suppose you are an extension officer and you need information about the boundaries of a farm or on the soil properties in a particular district – life would be a lot easier if you could retrieve these data at will. Read more...

PDF: Sustainable Development in Africa: Is the Climate Right?

Position paper from the International Research Institute for Climate Prediction discussing the management of climate information in the development process in Africa. | Read more...

Kalahari Transect Network

The Kalahari Transect facilitates promotes interdisciplinary research through sharing of sites and resources, provide ideal "ground-truth" test beds for both remotely sensed data and global models, and facilitate application of global change... Link | Read more...

Project: Southern Africa Development Community Drought Monitoring Centre

The Zimbabwe-based SADC DMC carries out climate monitoring and prediction for early warning and mitigation of adverse impacts of extreme climatic events on agricultural production, food security, water resources , energy, and health among other socio-economic sectors. | Read more...

Project: Exploration of impacts and adaptation options in relation to climate change and extremes - Miombo region

Project to assess vulnerability to climate variability and extreme weather events in the Miombo region, including the development of critical datasets, a regional integrated model and other tools for analyzing impacts and adaptation for the region. | Read more...

Vital Climate Change Graphics

Image bank and PDF paphlet of graphics from UNEP illustrating different aspects of climate change issues. The contents of the publication are accessible on the web site, where all graphics are reproduced in data formats that can be downloaded for further use. | Read more...

PDF: Trouble in the Air – Global Warming and the Privatised Atmosphere

By Patrick Bond and Rehana Dada. 242-page pdf book from University of KwaZulu Natal’s Centre for Civil Society covering the threats from and resistance to South Africa’s new carbon market. | Read more...

Need to know

Throughout the 1990s, the media in the developing world was at the forefront of reporting on the devastation brought by the ‘El Niño’ rains, and bringing the issue of global climate change - and its impact on the local economy - into sharp focus. Read more...

Everyone’s a teacher, everyone’s a student

While HIV/Aids continues to imperil the agricultural workforce across Africa, an Aids support group in Malawi is using participatory video to boost their own self-esteem and to encourage others to get tested. Read more...

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