Rising temperatures, fickle rainfall, and drought have made Kenya vulnerable to climate change. With agriculture dominating Kenya’s economy, a big challenge facing family farmers is learning how to adapt to the effects of climate change.
But a particular sector – smallholder farm families – has been ahead of the curve. These farmers have been regularly engaged in tree planting, efficient energy...
Fifteen years ago, Sibuguey Bay in southwestern Mindanao, Philippines, was in an alarming state. Fish and other marine resources were nearly depleted due to illegal, unregulated fishing and mangrove deforestation.
But the situation began to turn around in 2005, when the Coalition of Municipal Fisherfolk Associations (COMFAS) began to rehabilitate and establish fish and marine...
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In times of disaster, the need to engage with affected communities to ensure useful, timely and accurate information is mutually shared is increasingly recognised as essential.
When the coronavirus pandemic is over, and researchers look back on how Syrian refugees not only struggled under its weight, but also demonstrated resilience, a good source of information would be “Syrians Among Us,” a radio program developed by Community Media Network (CMN) in Amman, Jordan.
CMN has expanded...
The Indigenous Community Radio Network of Nepal’s (ICRN) production of public service announcements (PSAs) about Covid-19 in Indigenous languages has been commended by the Office of the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) as one of the “promising practices” for responding to the coronavirus pandemic.
ICRN, a partner of WACC Global, said it was prompted to...
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A group of 153 academics, writers, and social activists published a letter in Harper’s Magazine
(7 July 2020) expressing concern that “a new set of moral attitudes and political commitments” are tending “to weaken norms of open debate and toleration of differences in favor of ideological conformity”.