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With rapidly growing economies and the ambition to become ‘a global powerhouse’ – as outlined in Africa’s Agenda 2063 – the need to grow sustainable economies while building resilience to the inevitable impacts of climate change has never been so pronounced.

Posted on May 17, 2019

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Ghana is the first country that has completed a gender analysis for the implementation of the NDCs. This blog shares the findings and lessons learned from the gender analysis and also offers recommendations as for what the country should take into consideration in terms of integrating gender equality and women’s empowerment considerations for climate action.

Posted on April 23, 2019

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While climate change threatens livelihoods and security across the board, the different roles and responsibilities of women and men means there are gendered differences in the impacts of and the responses to climate change adaptation and mitigation actions. This blog explains why a gender analysis is an important first step for countries to build inclusive national climate action.

Posted on April 20, 2019

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This blog explores the importance of integrated data tracking for meeting climate targets, providing the country example of Vanuatu.

Posted on April 9, 2019

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While countries across the African continent are working fiercely to address climate change, access to climate finance at scale remains one of the biggest challenges. This blog identifies the key barriers at the same time explores options on how countries can overcome hurdles to climate finance.

Posted on March 18, 2019